Nairn Milne

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About Nairn

Professional touring and studio session drummer based in Edinburgh. Currently performing with Callum Beattie and Citizen Papes.
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With over 15 years of experience, Nairn is a professional session drummer based in Edinburgh. It was his desire to have a career in music that led him to leave his hometown of Aberdeen and move to Edinburgh where he briefly performed drums for one of Scotland's biggest indie bands, Vistas before co-forming Edinburgh band, swim school in 2018. For 2 years Nairn played drums in swim school and during this time he performed at major music festivals such as TRNSMT and Belladrum and at the and at the end of 2019 they toured around the UK supporting The XCERTS. He also performed various live sessions for the BBC on both TV and radio. One of Nairn's final gigs in swim school was their sold out debut headline show in Edinburgh and this closed the chapter to start a new adventure. Since September 2021 Nairn has been performing with Scottish singer songwriter Callum Beattie and has performed sold out shows at the OVO Hydro, Murrayfield Stadium, Ibrox Stadium, Usher Hall, TRNSMT Festival, London Roundhouse, Montreal Jazz Festival in Switzerland and has supported McFly, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Amy Macdonald. In April 2022, Nairn recorded drums on Callum's highly anticipated second album, VANDALS which was released on the 24th of February 2023. The album received a No.1 in Scotland and was awarded No.1 in the iTunes Album Chart, No.5 in the Official UK Album Downloads Chart, No.6 in the Official Physical Albums Chart and No.22 in the Official UK Album Charts. In December 2023 he performed on Callum's biggest tour to date around Scotland at the Queens Hall, Music Hall and 3 nights at Glasgow Barrowlands. He is also working with a promising alt-pop artist based in Glasgow called Citizen Papes.

Nairn's Reviews

From customers:

Murray X
4 years ago

A phenomenal drummer who brings energy and excitement to every performance. Nairn is an overall great guy and it was a pleasure having him on tour with us.

Paul M
4 years ago

Nairn is a top class drummer with great energy, loads of ideas and is fun to be around,

Nairn's Song list

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
September - Earth Wind and Fire -
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Everywhere - Fleetwood mac
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 - Brian Adams
Crazy - Gnarls Barclay
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Angels - Robbie Williams
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
My Hero - Foo Fighters
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Mr Brightside - The Killers
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Superstion - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse
When We Were Young - The Killers
You've Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Auld Lang Syne
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
Gay Gordons
Loch Lomond - Runrig
Flower Of Scotland
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip The Willow
Hooligans Jig
Dashing White Sergeant

Nairn's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Price includes a full day. If you require a drummer for multiple recordings a discounted price can be negotiated.
The price for multiple shows can be negotiated at a discount price.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

"Energetic, exciting and a prolific sound" - Endeavour Magazine

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Murrayfield Stadium, OVO Hydro, London Roundhouse, Barrowland Ballroom, Usher Hall, Ibrox Stadium and many more across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Taylor Hawkins

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

Performing a sold out show at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow to 14,000 people was a special moment. This is a gig I will remember for a long time to come.

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

That is absolutely okay however, please give at least 48 hours notice prior to the event/show or performance if you know timings will change.

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

Yes an iPod or background music can be provided at an additional cost. However, no DJ service can be provided.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 20 to 30 minutes to unload and set up.

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

Of course! I can also take requests on other songs that you may want included. I love hearing and learning new songs!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes all equipment will be brought to the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes of course!
Indie, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Folk, Ceilidh, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Pop rock, Post rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Drum technician, Instrumental teaching
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