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About Mike Perry

Professional, qualified drummer, producer and teacher based in London. Gigged and toured internationally with independent and major artists.
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Mike Perry is a professional drummer, percussionist and producer based in London UK. He works on a number of performing projects and teaches drum lessons, percussion workshops, music production and live band workshops. For the past ten years, Mike has worked and toured with a variety of artists and clients, performing across the UK and internationally. Mike works as a session drummer and produces drum tracks for clients in person, or in online drum sessions. He tracks with live acoustic drums or Midi drums, played live using world-class premium sample libraries. As a music educator, Mike is a contracted instrumental teacher for Harrow Music Service and an Artist in Residence for Ark Music, working in primary, secondary and higher education in London Borough of Harrow and across London. He also teaches private drum lessons in Ealing, London. Mike explores music that incorporates stylistic cross-over and broad influences, engaging with London’s global community. He has a strong working experience of various styles including: Jazz, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Gnawa Fusion, Rai, Reggae, Dub, Afro-Cuban, Neo-Soul, Rock, Pop and more. Education: Univeristy of Liverpool (2:1 BAHons in Politics and Film) Trinity Guildhall – Professional Music Diploma LTCL (licentiate level 6) Drumtech drum and percussion school, London, Master’s Performance(Merit) Selected Performances Womad Festival, BBC Radio 3 stage BBC Studios Maida Vale, for BBC World on 3 Faerieworlds 2016 main stage, Portland Oregan Ragnard Rock Festival 2016, Lyon France The Garage Islington 02 Academy Liverpool Tooting and Balham Carnival Peace Am Pott Oberhausen Festival Germany London Jazz Festival London Southbank Centre, Clore Ballroom Queen Elizabeth Hall, Front Room Wizzerfest, Oxford Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Bar Zapata, Berlin Liverpool SoundCity festival Liverpool Matthew Street Fringe Festival Hackney Empire Stage 3 Passing Clouds, Dalston Rich Mix, Shoreditch Hootenanny’s Brixton The Canteen, Bristol Cult Cafe, Ipswich Off-The-Cuff, Hearne Hill The Glebe, Stoke-On-Trent, Korova, Liverpool The Castle, Manchester Proud Camden Liverpool Barfly

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Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, African music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Gospel, Experimental, Pop, Covers, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Rock, Post rock, Progressive rock, Alternative rock, World music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Caribbean music, Latin, Cuban music, Reggae, Ska, Bossa nova, Calypso, Flamenco, Spanish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Drum technician, Ableton Live, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Composition teaching
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Song list

Jazz Standards
Actual Proof
All of Me
What is Hip
Stratus
Autumn Leaves
Billy's Bounce
Vein Melter
Spain
Wayne's Thang
Footprints
Caravan
The Chicken
Cherokee
Red Baron
Oleo
Recorda Me
Satin Doll
Scrapple from the Apple
So What
Chameleon
Afro-Blue
St Thomas
Solar
Take The A Train
The Girl From Iponema
Spanish Joint
Hang Up Your Hang Ups
Everybody's Party
Happy People
Squadlive
Play
Chank
Cantaloupr Island
Sunny
All Blues
Song For Bilbao
Sponge
Butterfly
Cissy Strut
Night in Tunisia
Moose the Mooche
Perdido
Like Someone in Love
Giant Steps
Take Fuve
Georgia on My Mind
Samba de Orfeu
Round Midnight
Summerime
All the Things You Are
Watermelon Man
Recorda Me
Straight No Chaser
Black Orpheus
Functions:
ALL CONTEMPORARY POP/ ROCK FUNCTION TUNES/ SOUL / MOTOWN / FUNK / INDIE ROCK / HIP HOP / JAZZ / SWING / ROCK AND ROLL FROM 60s TO PRESENT DAY:
For example:
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Think
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Bruno Marz - Uptown Funk
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Commodores - Easy
Daft Punk - Get Luckye
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Jackson 5 - ABC
James Brown - I Feel Good
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Marvin Gaye - Ain’t No Mountain
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Michael Jackson - Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor
Michael Jackson - Got To be There
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Moloko - Sing It Back
Otis Reading - Hard To Handle
Outkast - Hey Ya
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Prince - 1999
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince - Kiss
Randy Crawford - Street Life
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Super Freak
Ros Royce - Car Wash
Sister Seldge - We Are Family
Sly & the Family Stone - Dance To The Music
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears
Smokey Robison - Cruisin’
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - How Sweet It Is
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Superstitious - Stevie Wonder
Temptations - My Girl
The Contours - Do You Love Me
The Emotions - Best Of My Love
The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
The Miracles - You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love
The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Toto - Africa
Whitney Houston - I’m Every Woman
Whitney Houston - I’m Your Baby Tonight
Whitney Houston - Queen Of The Night
Wild Cherry - Play That Funk Music
Wilson Pickett - Midnight Hour
1975 - Chocolate
1975 - It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
1975 - Somebody Else
1975 - The Sound
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Adele - Water Under The Bridge
Alessia Cara - Stay
Anne-Marie - 2002
Anne-Marie - Friends
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know
Arctic Monkeys - Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
Ariana Grande - Break Free
Ariana Grande - Into You
Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry
Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bastille - Happier
Bastille - Pompeii
Becky Hill - Lose Control
Biffy Clyro - Re-arrange
Biffy Clyro - Bubbles
Billie Eilish - Bag Guy
Blossoms - Charlemagne
Blossoms - There’s A Reason Why
Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
Bruno Mars - Finesse
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Calvin Harris - Feel So Close
Calvin Harris - Feels
Calvin Harris - Slide
Calvin Harris - This Is What You Came For
Camila Cabello - Havana
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Chainsmokers - Closer
Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
Charli XCX - Boom Clap
Charlie Puth - Attention
Charlie Puth - Mother
Charlie Puth - We Don’t Talk Anymore
Clean Bandit - Baby
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Rockabye
Clean Bandit - Solo
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime
Coldplay - Paradise
Coldplay - Sky Full Of Stars
Dagny - Love You Like That
Declan McKenna - Brazil
Declan McKenna - Isombard
Disclosure - Latch
DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Dua Lipa - The One
Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran - Don’t
Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran - Sing
Ed Sheeren - Thinking Out Loud
Ellie Goulding - Close To me
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Fleur East - Sax
Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Florence & The Machine - Shake It Out
Florence & The Machine - You’ve Got The Love
Flo-Rida - Sometimes I Get a Good Feeling
Foals - Mountain At My Gate
Foals - My Number
Georgia - Never Let You Go
Georgia - Started Out
Hailee Steinfeld, Grey, Zedd - Starving
HAIM - Want You Back
HAIM - The Wire
Halsey - Eastside
Halsey - Without Me
Harry Styles - Adore You
Harry Styles - Lights Up
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Jade Bird - Lottery
Jade Bird - Uh Huh
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Japanese House - Maybe You’re The Reason
Jax Jones - Breathe
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Jessie J - Bang Bang
Jessie J - Domino
Jessie J - Pricetage
Jonas Brothers - Only Human
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
Katy Perry - California Girls
Katy Perry - Fireworks
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Katy Perry - Last Friday Night
Katy Perry - Roar
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Kings Of Leon - Somebody
Lady Ga Ga - Born This Way
Lady GaGa - Bad Romance
Lady GaGa - Poker Face
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Little Mix - Black Magic
Little Mix - Power
Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
Lizzo - Good As Hell
Lizzo - Juice
LMFAO - Party Rock
LMFAO - Sexy & I Know It
Maren Morris - 80s Mercedes
Maren Morris, Zedd - The Middle
Maroon 5 & Christina Aquilera - Moves like Jagger
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Miley Cyrus - Party In The USA
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
NEIKED - Sexual
Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
One Direction - Story Of My Life
Paloma Faith - Crybaby
Paloma Faith - Lullaby
Paloma Faith - New York
Paloma Faith - Upside Down
Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Pitbull - Don’t Stop The Party
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still
Post Malone - Circles
Post Malone - Sunflower
Rag ’n’ Bone Man - Human
Rhianna - Diamonds
Rhianna - Please Don’t Stop The Music
Rhianna - Rudeboy
Rhianna - We Found Love
Rhianna - Wild Thoughts
Rita Ora - Anywhere
Rita Ora - Your Song
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
Rudimental - Waiting All Night
Sam Smith - Dancing With A Stranger
Sam Smith - I’m Not The Only One
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sigala - Sweet Lovin’
Sigma - Nobody To Love
Sigrid - Kill My Vibe
Sigrid - Strangers
Sigrid - Sucker Punch
Sundara Karma - She Said
Swedish House Mafa - Don’t You Worry Child
Taylor Swift - -Shake it Off
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
The Kooks - Naive
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
The Killers - Human
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Killers - -Somebody Told Me
The Killers - When You Were Young
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming
The Weeknd - Starboy
Walk The Moon - Shut Up & Dance
Wolf Alice - Don’t Delete The Kisses
Wolf Alice - Formidable Cool
Years & Years - If You’re Over Me
Years & Years - King
Zara Larsson - Lush Life
A-Ha - Take On Me
ABC - The Look Of Love
Aerosmith - Walk This Way
Africa – TOTO
Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart
B52's - Love Shack
Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
Baywatch Theme - I’m Always Here
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Bon Jovi - You Give Love A Bad Name
Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
Brian Adams - Summer Of 69
Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
Bryan Adams - Run To You
Bryan Adams - Summer of
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Cindy Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon
Cutting Crew - Died In Your Arms
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
David Bowie - Let’s Dance
David Bowie - Modern Love
Deniece Williams - Let’s Hear It For The Boy
Depeche Mode - Just Can’t Get Enough
Don Henley - The Boys of Summer
Duran Duran - Rio
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Erasure - A Little Respect
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Europe - Final Countdown
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
Genisis - Invisible Touch
George Micheal - Faith
Go West - We Close Our Eyes
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Hall & Oates - Maneater
Hall & Oates - You Make My Dreams
Heart - Alone
Huey Lewis & The News - The Power Of Love
Human League - Don’t You Want Me
Jermaine Stewart - We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
John Farnham - The Voice
Journey - Anyway You Want It
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin'
Jump – Van Halen
KC And The Sunshine Band - Give it up
Kenny Loggins - Danger Zone
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Madonna - Material Girl
Men At Work - Down Under
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Sembello - Maniac
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Olivia Newton-John - Physical
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Phil Collins - Sussudio
Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey - Easy Lover
Pointer Sisters - I’m So Excited
Pointer Sisters - Jump
Prefab Sprout - King Of Rock n Roll
Prince - 1999
Prince - Purple Rain
Prince - When Doves Cry
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen - Radio Gaga
Queen & David Bower - Under Pressure
Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
Richard Marx - Wherever You Go
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick James - Super Freak
Robert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
Shalamar - A Night To Remember
Simple Minds - Don’t You Forget About Me
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Spandau Ballet - Gold
Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Starship - We Built This City
Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Talk Talk - It’s My Life
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
The Cure - Close To Me
The Outfield - Your Love
The Pointer Sisters - Im So Excited
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Police - Message IN A Bottle
The Smiths - This Charming Man
The Weather Girls - Raining Men
Tiffany - I Think We’re Alone Now
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
Tina Turner - What’s Love Got To Do With It
U2 - With Or Without You
Van Halen - Jump
Wham - Club Tropicana
Wham - I’m Your Man
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
Whitesnake - Is This Love
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
Yazoo - Only You
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

A strong sense of time, confident improvising skills and broad stylistic awareness. A good listener and team player, always keen to get the most out of the band and the performance. Dynamic sensitivity and a groove awareness that people can't help but dance to.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Womad Festival 2015 BBC Studios Maida Vale Faerieworlds 2016 main stage, Portland Oregan Ragnard Rock Festival 2016, France The Garage Islington 02 Academy Liverpool London Jazz Festival London Southbank Centre, Clore Ballroom Queen Elizabeth Hall, Front Room Rich Mix, Shoreditch Hootenanny’s Brixton The Canteen, Bristol Liverpool Barfly

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Chris Dave Thomas Pridgen Jon Theodore

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

BBC Maida Vale Studios, for BBC World on 3

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

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

If there is a PA system, DJ Service will be offered free of charge.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes minimum, depending on context and location.

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

I am very open to any set-lists and will learn the required repertoire on demand.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. Additional gear such as Trigger pads / Yamaha DTX Multi 12 / Ableton / Macbook available on request.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£210
Up to 3 hours£260
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Aimee S, 1 year ago

I manage Joro, an afrobeat band that Mike plays with. We were booked to play a wedding at a woodland retreat in Scotland. Mike was very professional in learning the required setlist for the clients, sorting out logistics, transporting gear and driving up from London to play the gig. The newly weds had a great night and everything went smoothly, the dancefloor was buzzing and I was very pleased with Mike's performance and the band as a whole.