Drummers for hire in London

Hire a drummer in London for a performance, recording, event or tour. Whether you need someone to play with your band, play percussion with your orchestra, or add the final touch to your recording, you can choose from 333 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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128 musicians in or around London
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DrummerLondon(7 mi)

"Jose Sacristan, is one of the best guys and musicians I have had the pleasure to work with and to listen live." Eduardo de la Mora,

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DrummerLondon(5 mi)

Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Drummer

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DrummerBuckhurst Hill(11 mi)

Keir works regularly in the music industry as a drummer, producer/engineer and teacher, he plays/records regularly doing sessions.

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DrummerWaltham Cross(13 mi)

Jared is a professional drummer living in London with a background in musical theatre, recording and function work.

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DrummerLondon(3 mi)

You know that feeling you get when you hear a tune you love but haven't heard in ages? We play those!

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DrummerLondon(7 mi)

I am a drummer/percussionist who plays a range of styles and instruments which has led me to work as a performer, tutor and workshop leader.

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DrummerLondon(3 mi)

Drummer / percussionist / vibes player based in London. Classically trained with huge variety of performance and recording experience

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DrummerLondon(6 mi)

Freelance Session Artist - Experienced Function Player - (MMus- Merit), (BMus - Hons) Jazz Performance - Jazz, Funk, Pop, Soul, Latin

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DrummerLondon(4 mi)

I am a versatile session drummer, capable of earning the hearts of my audience. I can be an asset for your band or function

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From£212.50
DrummerLondon(7 mi)

Friendly, professional and energetic drummer/percussionist ready to add that little something extra for your special event.

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DrummerLondon(8 mi)
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DrummerLondon(4 mi)

Versatile musician capable of playing any musical genre. Looking for function acts , theater work or teaching! (Drums and Latin Percussion)

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DrummerLondon(1 mi)

Miroslav Haldina is a London based drummer with a signature style and sound available for performing, recording, joining an original project

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DrummerLondon(1 mi)

Drummer experienced passionate about music I have played on the London jazz scene for the past few years. Degree in Drums Trinity.

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DrummerLondon(5 mi)

Drummer and producer specialising in studio work

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DrummerHarrow(9 mi)

BA Oxon // MPerf RCM // Musical Theatre & Orchestral work // Currently: 'Six' - West End (drums) & 'Miss Saigon' UK tour (percussion dep)

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DrummerLondon(2 mi)

Scottish drummer and percussionist (+ timpani) based in London, currently playing with various jazz bands and orchestra percussion sections.

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DrummerLondon(6 mi)

Emma is a London based Percussionist with experience in Folk, Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre and Classical genres.

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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How much does it cost to hire a drummer?

The typical price for a drummer is:
£Budget£180
££Pro£290
£££High-end£400+

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any drummer play my favourite song?

Professional drummers will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that drummers may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the drummer's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do drummers take to set up?

Your drummer will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the drummer prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our drummers are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our drummers will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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