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About Matt

Experienced drummer in live and studio work, mainly pop/alternative music. I'm a dynamic but tight player; the song is my first priority.
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Drummer
Bristol

My name is Matt Hardy and I’m a drummer based in Bristol, UK. I’ve contributed to the studio and live performances of artists such as Jake Houlsby, Grace Gillespie and Ajimal and I’m fortunate to continue to work closely with a number of solo artists and bands on stage and in the studio. I’m most at home in the studio and offer remote drum recording from my studio in Bristol. Recording experience includes: Air Studios with Guy Massey, London Roundhouse with Neil Mason of Pink Floyd, and numerous sessions over several years in Newcastle studios. A number of works have been aired on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, as well as internationally. Live experience includes tours with independent artists/bands including BBC 6 Music Festival.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Pop, Ambient pop, Motown, Soul, Britpop, Indie, Rock, Country, Folk rock, Blues, Easy listening, Experimental, World music, Alternative rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Recording session, Bar / Club / Venue event, Concert
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Song list

-2021-
KING OF THE SEA - AYA
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base Studio)
AMATEUR ORNITHOLOGIST - BIRDWATCHING
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base
Studio)
LOVELY ASSISTANT - Love Moves In Ordinary Ways
Drums (The Custom Space)
-2020-
GRACE GILLESPIE - After The Harvest Moon E.P
Drums, Percussion (J&J Studio)
AMAHLA - Bold
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base Studio)
AJIMAL - I’ve KnownYour Heart
Drums, Prepared Piano (Air Studios)
DAREN - Feel The Heat
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base Studio)
KING OFTHE SEA - Strange Skies
Drums (The Custom Space)
LOVELY ASSISTANT - Channel Four Romance/ Read All The Meters Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South base Studio)
LOVELY ASSISTANT - Some Press-ups for Juliet
Drums (The Custom Space)
LOVELY ASSISTANT
Suffer in a Modern Way - Drums (The Custom Space)
LOVELY ASSISTANT
Last of the Aircraft Are Leaving - Drums (The Custom Space)
SOUP! - All The People (Edit)
Drums, Percussion, Synths (South Base Studio)
SOUP! - All To Myself
Drums, Percussion (South Base Studio)
MAREK KUBALA - Hollow Raft
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base Studio)
TESSERA SKIES - Pianophase (Edit)
Drums (Blast Studio)
THE COUNTY AFFAIR - Bourbon Breakfast
Drums (Soup Studio)
- 2019 -
ZILVERBACKS - Prick & The Princess
Drums, Percussion, Engineer (South Base Studio)
THE COUNTY AFFAIR - Off The Grid
Drums (Soup Studio)
- 2018 -
TRAVIS ROUSH - Look Around
Drums (Blast Studios)
- 2017 -
JAKE HOULSBY - Howl, Oklahoma, Vondelpark E.P
Drums, Percussion, Cymbals (Blast Studios)
- 2016 -
TREV GIBB - The Last Psychedelic Band
Drums
MAT HUNSLEY - To Being Free E.P
Drums, Percussion, Cymbals)
AMAR CHOTAI - Girl I Miss You...
Drums (Blast Studios)
- 2015 -
TESSERA SKIES - Such Great Heights (Raindrops), Out of Sight, Dreaming/Sleeping
Drums, Percussion (Blast Studios)
- 2014 -
TESSERA SKIES - Droplet
Drums (Blast Studios)

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£130
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£275
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Trev G, 1 month ago

“Matt is my go to drummer. He knows how to make a song special. He's versatile and knows all the spaces to play and not to play, he's professional always, a pleasure to work with and a whiz both behind a kit and in engineering and producing just the right sounds. There's no one better for me.”

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Mark B, 1 year ago

"I have worked countless times with Matt and am looking forward to working countless times more. His drum parts are musical, precise and supportive of the rest of the instrumentation to suit the song as a whole. With me, he has always favoured groove over clutter and live takes over edits, which suits my taste entirely. As if that wasn't enough, Matt is also a one-stop-shop for percussion and drum engineering/production. A top guy and fantastic musician.”