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I'm Luke - a professional drummer with a mighty appetite for music. If you need drums in the studio or on the stage I'll bring the thunder!
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Here's how I can help: - Session recording: Awesome drum tracks from my home studio. - Live performance: Need a drummer for a gig? - Tutoring: Achieve your goals with drum lessons for all abilities. - Servicing: Taking the hassle out of tuning drums. - Audio, Video & Graphics: Record a song, shoot a video and design a logo. And why you might hire me: As a live performance artist, I have hundreds of hours of international touring experience from venues like the O2 Arena in London and the Bus Palladium in Paris to festivals such as Bloodstock and Lakefest in the UK and Summer Breeze in Germany. My studio recordings have been released worldwide with a variety of artists but most notably Fire Red Empress, who have been featured in Classic Rock, Kerrang and Metal Hammer magazines and played on BBC Radio 1, Planet Rock, Kerrang and Scuzz TV. Through my professional function band The Groovy Cats, I have become well-accustomed to working closely with corporate clients to ensure the smooth running of their events, including live broadcast television for the BBC and Children In Need; formal gatherings for Rotary International and the Royal Air Force; holiday entertainment for Butlins and Parkdean Resorts; and many other special occasions in bars, hotels, wedding venues and even ski resorts across Europe. As an educator I began by volunteering for The University of Sheffield Students Union Drummer Society, which I founded in 2005. After graduating I moved back home to Shropshire and I continue to teach students of all ages.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Rock, Reggae, Pop, Heavy metal
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible so if timings change slightly just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes between half an hour and an hour for me to set up.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring all my own equipment including the drum kit, microphones and cables.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

With enough notice I'm happy to learn songs before an event.


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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£360
Remote Recording
Multi-track drums that will help your song stand out from the crowd.


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Carl G, 3 years ago

Luke is a fantstic drummer combining great technique with real feel and he always knows what is right for the song. Top guy too with a great attitude!

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Jen D, 3 years ago

Luke is a very committed and talented drummer able to play many kinds of music styles. He really has an eye (ear) for detail and great ideas. He definitely knows how to mix professionalism and fun! It's a pleasure to work with him and if you need not a good but a HIGH LEVEL result, you're on the right page!

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