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Tim Graham

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Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Drummer

Tim Graham is a talented up and coming session drummer who is gaining a wide reputation for his ability to combine professionalism with technical expertise. His musical tastes include: Pop rock, Indie pop, Jazz fusion, progressive rock, gospel, R&B/soul, and Contemporary Christian music. Tim is adept in providing a firm and engaging musical foundation by his sense of dynamics, versatility and his creative ability to blend live drums with samples and loops using Ableton Live. Tim is also experienced in providing musical accompaniment on keys, synths and backing vocals contributing to the musician he is today. Tim has recently been involved in playing with the following artists and events: Georgia & the Vintage Youth Viewpoint (Drummer and Musical Director) Paper Anthem Band Lucy Grimble Beth Croft Tom Smith Sam Bailey Sheldon Bangera Geraldine Latty Jeremy Perigo Hillsong David’s Tent New Wine Soul Survivor

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, Soul, Top 40, Funk, Ambient pop, R&B, Vintage, Contemporary Christian, Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, Deep house, EDM, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Gospel, Jazz fusion, Originals, Easy listening, Light music, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Indie, Christmas, Dubstep, House, Techno, Ibiza club, Triphop, Britpop, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Arranger, Composer, Producer, Transcription, Songwriter, Drum technician, Ableton Live, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

A Typical Function/ Wedding Setlist:
1. Celebrate good times
2. I got you (I feel good)
3. Happy
4. Treasure
5. Chic-good times
6. Valerie
7. Superstition
8. Never too much
9. Love never felt so good
(Break)
1. Ain’t nobody
2. Shackles
3. Dancing in the moonlight
4. Adventure of a lifetime
5. Thinking out loud
6. Sex on fire
7. Uptown funk
8. Rather be
9. Mr brightside
10. Shut up and dance
11. Love on top
Customer questions

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

If timings change in the run up to the event then please do let me know.

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

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the nature of the gig/ event and how much of my own equipment is needed. Typically 45 mins to an hour.

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

N/A

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I am happy to bring my own drum equipment to any performance.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am happy to learn specific pieces before the event provided that enough time is given to allow me to do this to a professional standard.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am musically sensitive, dynamic, creative, versatile and am well experienced using electronic loops and samples to enhance any track.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Venues that I have recently played at: Hermitage Rd Bar & Restaurant (Hitchin) Green Note (Camden) Holy Trinity Brompton Ye Old Rose & Crown Theatre & Pub (Walthamstow) The Drawing Room (Chesham) wedding examples: Hendall Manor Barns (wedding) The Ridgeway Centre Milton Keynes (wedding) International events: Malaysia- (Tour) South Africa (Tour)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Will Champion (Coldplay), Joe Clegg (Ellie Goulding), Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Chris Coleman, Toto, Snarky Puppy.

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

Soul Survivor UK Festival playing in front of 12,000 people.

Prices

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)£130
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£375
Available services
Lighting & Smoke Machines
+£260

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Joseph H, 4 months ago

I am a singer/songwriter travelling from the US, and hired Tim to play drums in my first show in the UK, and was blown away! I'm very particular about how my songs are played, but the level of familiarity and attention to detail he had walking into the first rehearsal was so far beyond what I'm used to that I didn't even need to ask for any changes. The show went great and made me feel like my songs had been presented at the highest quality possible. Highly recommended to anyone needing a drummer!

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Jeremy P, 3 months ago

Tim Graham is an exceptionally dedicated performer. Versatile across a breadth of musical genres, Tim’s sensitivity, creativity and execution greatly enhance each ensemble he plays with. Additionally, he always comes prepared and on time which combined with his obvious musical skills make him one of my favourite drummers to have running loops and playing with me. I strongly recommend Tim as a drummer, musical director and educator.

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Matt S, 3 months ago

Tim Graham is a true tour de force adept at playing in a plethora of different styles and contexts covering everything from Pop and Jazz to Progressive Metal. A true professional, Tim has been able to authentically replicate the trademark nuances of drummers such as Chris Coleman (Chaka Khan, Israel and New Breed), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre), Larnel Lewis (Snarky Puppy). Whatever style you play, look no further than Tim Graham.

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