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Drummers for hire in Belfast

Hire a drummer in Belfast 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 92 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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£80 - £240

A singer songwriter from north of Ireland. 7 years gigging experience from bars to weddings to support slots to festival stages.

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Professional session drummer & percussionist.

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£975 - £2500

Peaky Blinder Band

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£100 - £250

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

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£160 - £480

Edinburgh-based drummer and audio engineer, with 10+ years of session and touring experience.

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£400 - £500

Session Drummer and educator. I'm currently open for dep booking and teaching. Can play various genres and covers.

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The Cacti Collective are a group of musicians creating a dynamic and exhilarating journey into sound.

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£100 - £240

Drummer for successful Cardiff based function band Rock the Mike. Versatile, reliable and professional behind and away from the kit.

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UK session drummer best know for playing with The Shires, Martine McCutcheon, Alice Chater, Plested, Twinnie, Ryan McGarvey and more.

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£160 - £400

23 year old Freelance drummer, with a masters from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and a strong passion for music.

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£160 - £330

Gavin has been playing live shows, festivals and recording with bands for 20 years. A veteran of the local music scene.

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£300 - £500

Craig is a highly In demand pianist and vocalist from cheshire. He regularly tours with Grammy winning artists. Band options available.

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£200 - £400

A professional musician for the last 35 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.

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£180 - £500

Multi-Genre Musician, interested in Booking Agents, Contacts, Promotional Shows & Venues.

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£300 - £600

Professional and versatile musician...

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£310 - £500

Percussionist and composer from Liverpool based in Leeds

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David is a brilliant drummer who is available to perform at events in and outside the UK.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
August, October, November

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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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