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Creative and experienced session drummer, band leader and producer.
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Roy Pfeffer is a London based drummer, producer and band leader. An enthusiastic and professional performer he has toured internationally with members of Badly Draw Boy, Morcheeba, Jamiroquai, Oi Va Voi and has supported the likes of Janelle Monae and Alanis Morissette. He can be heard on recordings by The Big Smoke Family, Gazel, Lisbee Stainton, Sam and The Womp, The Cosimo Matassa Project and many more. As well as playing drums he has produced Gazel's latest album "Gazel's Book Of Souls" all of The Big Smoke Family releases and singles by The Cosimo Matassa Project. He also fronts his hard grooving New Orleans funk band The Big Smoke Family regularly playing prestigious venues and festival dates with the band since 2011. A versatile drummer he has worked with projects playing New Orleans, jazz, latin jazz, funk, pop, blues, folk, middle eastern, drum n’ bass, ska, theatre productions, orchestral production and many more. “It’s all about the music for me, not just my voice but the collective voice, the team effort and the big picture”

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Balkan, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Flamenco, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Originals, Karaoke, Top 40, Tribute, Glam rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Post rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Synth rock, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Irish rock, Fanfare
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Producer, Arranger, Drum technician, Composer, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

I'm happy playing a wide variety of styles - from jazz brushes to drum n bass // New Orleans to the Middle east
I own a variety of high quality kits and hand picked custom cymbals, love using an spd-sx and play darbuka, cajon and gospel tambourine.


From customers:

New V, 4 years ago

Wow keep doing what you're doing

Frankie W, 4 years ago

Great groove