Sam Tempest

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About Sam Tempest

Professional drummer and percussionist based in Lancashire. Years of experience recording and performing in multiple ensembles.

I'm a versatile, performative drummer with a great passion for live music. Currently I have 8 years experience playing the drums with countless gigs under my belt as part of multiple ensembles ranging in genre, and began private tuition at 13. I've worked with original bands, function/wedding bands and larger groups of musicians such as the Royal Northern College of Music's brass and string section. Recently I graduated from Leeds Arts University's BMus Popular Music Performance course with first class honours which has further improved my ability as a performer and musician. I began working remotely during the UK lockdown, producing educational and cover videos online which have garnered nearly 20,000+ views. I love to play drums and see a crowd moving to the beat!

Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, African music, Bossa nova, Samba, Reggae, Ska, Jazz, Blues, Latin jazz, Folk, Folk rock, Country, Drum 'n' Bass, Jungle
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Event types:
Private event, Recording session, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, New Year's Eve, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Audio engineer, Producer, Drum technician, Transcription, Sound technician, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

- Contemporary Pop -
Coldplay - Yellow
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Pharell Williams - Happy
Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
- Locked Out Of Heaven
Lizzo - Juice
Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
- This Love
Britney Spears - Toxic
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Daft Punk, Pharell Williams - Get Lucky
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
- Indie/90's/Modern Rock -
Shed Seven - Chasing Rainbows
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot!
Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Wheetus - Teenage Dirtbag
The Strokes - Last Nite
Smash Mouth - All Star
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis - Supersonic
- She's Electric
- Rock 'n' Roll Star
RCHP - Can't Stop
- By The Way
Blink 182 - All The Small Things
Green Day - Basket Case
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Blur - Song 2
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division
Feeder - Buck Rogers
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Green Day - Basket Case
- Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Stereophonics - Dakota
The Black Crowes - Hard To Handle
- 80's -
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Billie Jean
Blondie - Call Me
- Heart Of Glass
- One Way Or Another
Van Halen - Jump
The Police - Every Breath You Take
- Message In A Bottle
Brian Adams - Summer Of 69'
Queen - Radio Gaga
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
The Cure - Friday I'm In Love
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love
Eddie and The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
The Jam - In The City
- Town Called Malice
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Would I Go
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men
The Beautiful South - Rotterdam
Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
- Back On The Chain Gang
Tina Turner - Steamy Windows
- I Can't Stand The Rain
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Catrine and The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Texas - Black Eyed Boy
Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
Cher - If I Could Turn Back Time
- Nu Metal -
Slipknot - Left Behind
Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
- My Way
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Korn - Freak On A Leash
Mudvayne - Happy?
Disturbed - Stupify
Deftones - My Own Summer
Linkin Park - What I've Done
- R&B/Soul/Soft Rock -
James - Laid
- Sit Down
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
- Valerie
Kodaline - All I Want
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley version
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Jackie Wilson - Higher And Higher
Al Wilson - The Snake
Ace - How Long
- 60s/70s/Classic Rock Songs -
Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
- Fortunate Son
- Proud Mary
The Monkees - I'm A Believer
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Eagles - Hotel California
Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World
4 Non Blondes - What's Up?
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's
The Commitments (Mack Rice cover) - Mustang Sally
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Bob Marley and The Wailers - 3 Little Birds
Customer questions

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

If timings change slightly during the run up to a gig, please let me know and I'll be happy to rearrange.

How much time do you need to set up?

It should take me no longer than half an hour to set up my kit, and just under an hour if I provide full PA. Setting up percussion equipment should take me around half an hour, but I'll always arrive early to make sure everything is set up in good time.

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

Of course, my full set list is listed on my Encore artist profile.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely. I will provide a full drum kit/percussion depending on the gig.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you'd like to request songs that aren't currently on my profile, feel free to drop me a message and I'll be happy to include extra songs as part of my set for a small fee.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£70
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
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From customers:

Alex T
9 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Cross Belgrave St
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5 out of 5

Required a drummer for a Summer Ball function gig under short notice. Sam learned the set promptly and played well with the rest of the band, highly recommend.

Will S
1 year ago, for a Recording session in Blenheim Walk
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5 out of 5

Needed a drummer to record for my psychedelic/light rock single 'Little One' and Sam played exactly what was needed. Very easy to work with and would definitely hire again.