Drummers for hire in the UK

Hire a drummer in the UK 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 321 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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DrummerLondon

"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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DrummerHorsham

Having only played professionally for 5 years, Jack has a fantastic reputation playing drums, building an extensive and adaptive portfolio.

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DrummerSheffield

Professional session drummer & percussionist.

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DrummerBishop's Stortford

Will is a professional drummer based in Hertfordshire, UK. He plays with tribute and cover bands and is an experienced session musician.

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DrummerLondon

Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Drummer

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From£200
DrummerBuckhurst Hill

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

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From£175
DrummerWaltham Cross

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

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DrummerLondon

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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DrummerRoyston

Professional drummer with over a decades worth of experience. Available for live and recording sessions in London, Herts, Cambs and Essex.

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DrummerSurbiton

The Tigers are a fun Party band with something for everyone from Rock Pop Funk and Soul.!!!

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DrummerLondon

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

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DrummerLondon

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

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DrummerWallasey

Highly experienced and versatile drummer and percussionist, currently a member of a '50s/60's Rock'n'Roll function band.

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DrummerHorsham

Pete Cater, freelance drummer and leader of the Pete Cater Big Band (15) and the Ministry of Jazz (7). British Drum Company artist.

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DrummerLondon

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£165
DrummerGuildford

Harrison is a brilliant and hard working musician looking for work with a great range of skills and live performance experience.

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DrummerAshby-de-la-Zouch

I am an extremely passionate and driven drummer, striving to better myself every day and support great music with my playing.

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From£212.50
DrummerLondon

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

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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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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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