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About Michael

Drummer of 21 years with extensive teaching and gigging experience. Available for home tutoring and online.
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Drummer
London

I am a highly experienced drummer based in Brixton, London. I have been playing for 21 years (since the age of 7), during which I have toured with several bands and taught many students. I completed my Grade 8 drum exam in 2009, and have also obtained a BA Hons in Popular Music and an MA in Ethnomusicology. I have performed at reputable festivals and venues all across the UK, including ArcTanGent festival near Bristol and UpSideDown festival near Oxford. I have also been a member of function bands playing weddings and events, such as a show in Cardiff castle. I am currently the drummer for Lilly J - a Brazilian rock singer songwriter based in London. I also play the drums for Bukky - a multi-instrumentalist jazz musician. These two projects reflect my competence across a wide variety of genres, such as rock, indie, metal, jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul and electro. Happy to do home visits for lessons or hold lessons at my house in Brixton where I have a Yamaha DTX522k electric drum kit and practice pads.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Alternative rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Pop, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Tribute, Vintage, Originals, Electronic, Electronica
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Musicologist
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Let me know as soon as you can if the timings change and I will try my best to accommodate.

How much time do you need to set up?

It will take around 30 minutes for me to set up my drum kit, and then another 15-20 minutes to make sure everything sounds great.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes absolutely.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I will always bring all the drum equipment I need.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am more than happy to learn songs before the event, and already have a vast repertoire for you to choose from.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£250

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Louis P, 2 years ago

Most drummers can get away with playing live, but the cracks really show when you get them into the studio. Michael is not one of those. I was overjoyed to see the quality of his snare hits, as usually I spend a considerable amount of time quantising and trying to separate the snare hit with the bleed when recording most drummers. I noticed his control even before I put the headphones on, just by listening to him playing and looking at the waveform. Each of the songs he recorded effortlessly, and I have no doubt he could play many different styles. He was a pleasure to work with in the studio. HIRE HIM!

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Lilly J, 2 years ago

This show was not easy - it took place at a venue that is not designed for live music. But despite this, Michael was still able to deliver an extremely professional performance at a very high standard. His energy behind the drum kit and his precision made my job as a singer and guitarist much easier. He was clear and concise when starting the songs, and was unwavering throughout the entire set in terms of both timing and technical ability. I have now played several concerts with Michael as a drummer, and he has proved that he is an extremely gifted and committed musician.

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