Drummers for hire in Bristol

Hire a drummer in Bristol 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 292 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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All the groups below are available to travel to Bristol
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£150 - £250
DrummerCardiff

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

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£180 - £450
DrummerStroud

Experienced & Engaging Performer. Plays Cool Tunes from the 50's - Modern Hits.

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From£300
DrummerBristol

Batch Gueye sings the traditional music of the Senegalese Baye Fall with a soulful voice, magically bringing the heart of West-Africa to you

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DrummerBristol

Bristol based violinist, composer and arranger specialising in folk, world, flamenco and gypsy jazz.

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£180 - £500
DrummerBristol

Sean is a brilliant, vibrant young musician with extensive performance and recording experience. Happy to travel the world for great shows!

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From£180
DrummerBristol

Bristol and the Southwest's most high energy, raucous party band!

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£150 - £400
DrummerBristol

An experienced musician, who has worked with various artists around the U.K focusing on Pop, Improvisation, Songwriting and Production.

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From£180
DrummerBristol

28 year old drummer based in Bristol. My work includes session work, touring, dep work, teaching and remote session recording.

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£130 - £275
DrummerBristol

Experienced drummer in live and studio work, mainly pop/alternative music. I'm a dynamic but tight player; the song is my first priority.

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From£180
DrummerBridgwater

Whatever the gig, Ian's professional performance and attitude are what you need, along with the great feel only created by a live drummer!

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£150 - £450
DrummerBristol

Multiple music services all in one place: mobile DJ, pianist, percussionist, live sound and video production, conductor, and more. Just ask!

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DrummerBath

Percussionist and Drummer based in the South West

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DrummerWells

Chilled out soul/pop vocals performing covers and originals. Played many gigs including venues such as the Fleece Bristol and Moles Bath

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£160 - £380
DrummerLondon

Freelance Drummer and Percussionist available for hire and very willing and prepared to work with all Artists and Musicians.

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From£180
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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£188 - £500
DrummerBishop's Stortford

I am a professional rock drummer based in Hertfordshire, UK. I play with cover and tribute bands and am an online session drummer.

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£160 - £375
DrummerLondon

Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Drummer

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DrummerSheffield

Professional session drummer & percussionist.

Hiring a drummer

Useful information

Popular genres:
Reggae, Caribbean music, African music
Average response time:
26 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

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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