Sebastian Fernandez

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Freelance Drummer and Percussionist available for hire and very willing and prepared to work with all Artists and Musicians.
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Freelance Drummer from North London, England. 2008 – Current Performed overseas in Europe in function bands and has collaborated with various established artists, guitarists and drummers. 2010 – 2011 Numerous performances with instrumentalists, artists and orchestras in London, B.Y.W.O (Barnet Youth Wind Orchestra) and C.Y.M. (Centre for Young Musicians). 2012 Performed in ‘Smalls’ Jazz Club, Manhattan, New York, with New York based musicians at a jam session. 2014 Formed metal band ‘Far From Eden’. Performed at a metal event held at ’The Hope and Anchor’ in London. Became a member of N.Y.J.O. (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) and performed at venues such as ‘Ziggy’s Club’ and ‘The Vortex Club’ in London. 2015 – 2019 Sessional work with Indie solo artist Michael Kilbey. Performed at ‘The Hoxton Underbelly’, ‘Proud’ and ‘The Black heart’ in London. Joined Metalcore group ‘Behind Blue Eyes’. Toured around in the UK performing in known venues like ‘The Underworld’, ‘The Black Heart’, ‘The Joiners’, ‘The 1865’, ‘O2 Academy Islington’ and many more. Played at shared events with top Metal groups ‘Cypher 16’, ‘Our Hollow Our Home’, ‘The City Is Ours’, ‘Loathe’, ‘Lotus Eater’, ‘Nakht’, ‘On Hollow Ground’, ‘InVisions’, ‘Underside’ and many others. Featured on BBE’s first 3 EP’s and worked with producers such as ‘Dan Kerr’ from ‘Avenue Studios’ and ‘Oz Craggs’ (bassist of ‘Feed the Rhino’) from ‘Hidden Track Studios’. Recorded and composed drums at ‘Konk Studios’ in London for screenwriter, actor and producer Kipp Marcus. 2021 Sessional performance with Rock solo artist ‘Mike Stoyanov’ at ‘The Hoxton Underbelly’, ‘The Beehive’ and ‘Camden Asembly’ in London. Performed at private events with function band 'Back to Music' from Uptown Music Agency around London. Sessional performance with Electropop duo REYKO at ‘The Moth Club’ in London. 2022 Sessional performances with Mike Stoyanov at ‘O2 Academy Islington’ (opening up for ‘Toploader’) and ‘St Moritz Club’, ‘The Stag’s Head’ and ‘The Gunners Pub’ in London. Sessional performance with ‘Reyko’ at ‘The Shacklewell Arms’ in East London, 30th April 2022. Weekend Tour with ‘Will Whisson’ 6th and 7th May 2022 at ‘The Hobbit’ in Southampton and ‘Dartmouth Music Festival 2022’. Several Function gigs with ‘Sonic Boom’, ‘Listen Out Music’ and ‘Foot Stompin’ Ceilidh Band’ in May – December 2022. Sessional performances with solo artist ‘Colin Tyler’ at Roadtrip & The Workshop and ‘Layalina Bar and Restaurant’ in London in April and August. Also starred in Colin Tyler’s Music Videos for the songs ‘Julian’, ‘Meltdown’ ‘Lighten the Load’ and ‘Don’t Be Lost At Sea’. Sessional performance with Trap Rock Trio ‘SHADE UK’ in Bristol alongside Trap Trio ‘Punkstars’ at ‘The Crofters Rights’. Recording session with Solo Artist ‘Bad Blood’ for 3 Singles, with Producer, Renowned Bass Player, Multi-Musician and Music Director ‘Livingstone Brown’ at his Studio in Surrey, England. Sessional Performance with ‘CLAUDILLEA’ (Solo Artist and Semi-Finalist from ‘The Voice’) at ‘The Grace’ in London. Permanently Joined Metalcore/Progressive Metal Group ‘Beyond Ties’ as the Drummer, The band Have currently released a single ‘In My Skin’, have performed at venues such as ‘The Black Heart’ and ‘The Fidlers Elbow’ and are currently in the process of releasing an upcoming EP under the name of ‘Origins’. Sessional performances with Singaporean Solo Artist ‘Chaidura’ at ‘The Dublin Castle’ and ‘New Cross Inn’ in London. Sessional Performance with solo artist ‘Bad Blood’ at ‘The Spice of Life’ in London. 2022-2023 Performed with quartet circus band at ‘Sirkus Finlandia/Tsiga Boom’ at the ‘Helsingin Messukeskus Exhibition Centre’ in Helsinki, Finland. Further performances with ‘Beyond Ties’ at ‘Sala Silikona’ in Madrid – Spain, ‘The Amersham Arms’, the main stage/room at ‘The O2 Academy Islington’ and ‘The Camden Assembly’ in London. Recording sessions with solo artist ‘Jasmin OMEARA’ for her EP ‘Desert Heart’ and next upcoming EP at ‘Strongroom Studios’ in London with producers and sound engineers ‘Carlos Mas’ and ‘Aryanne Maudit’. Further performances with solo artist ‘Colin Tyler’ at the ‘Fiddlers Elbow’, ‘The Stags Head’, ‘The Beauchamp’ and ‘The Star In’. Recording Sessions at ‘ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance)’ with solo artist ‘Michel Figueiredo’. Featured in medley music video for ‘Supreme Collective Band’. Began shows for London based German Oompah & Schlager Band ‘DDFK’ at the ‘Munich Bavarian Cricket Club’ in London. Featured as Drummer in ‘Shade UK’s Music Video for their song ‘King Kobra’ filmed in Bristol, UK. Further shows with ‘Bad Blood’ at ‘The Amersham Arms’, ‘The Bedford’, ‘The Camden Assembly’ and ‘The Castle’ in London. Performed at second sold-out show with ‘Shade UK’ at ‘The Crofters Rights’ in Bristol, as well as a weekend tour alongside Trap Metal Band ‘Swarm Six’ from Bristol (3rd Sold out show at ‘The Crofters Rights’), ‘The Cavern’ in Exeter and ‘Club 85’ in Hitchin. Sessional performances with ‘Shockpowder’ at ‘The Horn’ in St Albans. Began drumming for Thrash Metal Band ‘Past the Fall’, performed ‘The Fighting Cocks’ in Kingston, ‘HELL awaits’ in Diest, Belgium, ‘Le Off/Hellfest 2023’ in Clisson, France, ‘Bloodstock Festival 2023’ in Derby, UK and The Six Six in their hometown Cambridge. More Performances with ‘Chaidura’ at ‘The Hope and Anchor’ in London. Further Recording with Bad Blood and Producer, Music Director ‘Livingstone Brown’. UK/European Tour with Australian Punk Rock Trio ‘Smacked Youth’ performed at venues ‘Sebright Arms’ alongside Hard Rock Band ‘Can’t Stop Talking’ in London, ‘The Waterhole’ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and ‘The Little Stage’ in Berlin, Germany. Recording Session with Beyond Ties for upcoming single, produced and recorded by Guitar Player ‘Steven Jones’ from Scottish Metalcore Band ‘Bleed from Within’ at his home studio in Glasgow. Filmed Music Video with Beyond Ties for their song ‘Memories’ in Barton Upon Humber in North Lincolnshire, UK. Began performing with the ‘Rivers of Living Word Ministry’ Gospel Band at George Spicer Primary School in Enfield. I hold a very strong interest in other genres: Jazz, Funk, Pop and Latin/World. Influences: Rock and Metal music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, The Who, David Bowie, Deep Purple, ACDC, Slipknot, Korn, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, TOOL and many more. Jazz Music: Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck and many more.

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Sebastian's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jasmin O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

As always, Sebastian is great to work with. We would definitely not hesitate to hire him again. :D

Reply from Sebastian
9 months ago

Thanks again Jasmin, till next time!

Berian M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Really glad we booked Sebastian as a dep for our main drummer. He was professional, punctual and we communicated thoroughly before the gig to ensure everything went smoothly, as my band were playing at my Dad's 80th Birthday Party, with well over 100 people in attendance. Sebastian didn't miss a beat all night (excuse the pun). My family were amazed at the fact it was the first time we'd actually met him, which is a testament to his skill as a drummer. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again if the need required. Thanks for helping make my Dad's party such a memorable event!!

Reply from Sebastian
1 year ago

Thank you so much Berian for those lovely words, it really means a lot to see reviews like this! I also thank you and your family for the great hospitality throughout the event. I enjoyed every moment of our performance and I hope to play with you and the band again sometime soon! In the meantime, all the best!

Jasmin O
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Sebastian for a recording session. Sebastian was very professional, communicating with us regularly before recording day in order to coordinate the session, arriving on time and going straight to work when he arrived. He is a human metronome and we were very pleased with his drumming. An added plus, is that he's a real nice guy as well.

Reply from Sebastian
1 year ago

Thank you very much for your kind words Jasmin, it was a real pleasure to work with you and the team and I look forward to working with you again soon!

Colin T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance and very friendly.

Reply from Sebastian
1 year ago

Thank you very much for your kind words Colin, it was a real pleasure to perform with you and I look forward to working with you again soon!

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Andrew M
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Stapleford
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5 out of 5

Talented and Reliable Drummer! Sebastian is one of those drummers that can hold it back and play the song really well but then unleash chops for days at a moments notice. Used to tracks and IEM's - Highly recommended

Nathalie C
2 years ago, for a Birthday party in TW16 5PS
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5 out of 5

Sebastian stepped in pretty last minute to dep drums in my band. He learnt all the songs really quickly, and performed them to a pro level. He arrived on time and had all the right gear! Which always helps! Highly recommended 👍🏻

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Sebastian's Song list

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
Slipknot - All Out Life
Slipknot - Psychosocial
Slipknot - Iowa
System Of a Down - Chop Suey
System Of a Down - Toxicity
TOOL - Forty Six and 2
TOOL - Stinkfist
The Police - Message In a Bottle
The Police - Spirits In The Material World
Korn - Freak On a Leash
Korn - Liar
Limp Bizkit - Rollin
Limp Bizkit - Take a Look Around
Linkin Park - Numb
Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Linkin Park - Somewhere I Belong
Carnage - Bricks ft. Migos
Alice In Chains - Would?
Nickelback - How You Remind Me
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In the UK
Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
Joe Satriani - Surfing With the Alien
The Who - Pinball Wizzard
The Who - Baba O' Riley
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Trivium - In Waves
Metallica - One
Metallica - Enter Sandman
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Ellie Goulding - On My Mind
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Green Day - American Idiot
The Temptations - Get Ready
Pixie Lott - Cry Me Out
Steve Ray Vaughan - Cold Shot
John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
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Sebastian's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£380
Customer questions

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

I am very flexible so that shouldn't be a problem!

How much time do you need to set up?

For just breakables I can do it in 10 mins but for a full kit it normally takes me 15 - 25 mins depending on how much extra gear i'll have for the event.

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can do but it depends on how much extra time it'll add on to the agreed session time.
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Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Drum technician, Musical comedy, Live looping, Composer, Songwriter, Perfect pitch, Theory teaching
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