Drummers for hire in Dorset

Hire a drummer in Dorset 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 248 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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Musicians in or around Dorset
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DrummerWimborne(28 mi)

‘The Alibi’ are a rock covers band - Brit Rock anything to get people dancing on the dance floor

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From£190
DrummerWimborne(26 mi)

Drummer for Krista Green & The Bees, Altered Bridge and The Jonny Phillips Trio

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From£180
DrummerChristchurch (33 mi)

I am a full time musician based in Bournemouth, I play in a number of bands from solo, duo, trio and full band catering for any event!

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From£395
DrummerPoole(24 mi)

Bringing you the fiery sounds of Latin America blended with Disco Grooves and Balearic Beats

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From£180
DrummerLondon(114 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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DrummerHorsham(99 mi)

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(200 mi)

Professional session drummer & percussionist.

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From£180
DrummerBishop's Stortford(144 mi)

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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From£200
DrummerBuckhurst Hill(131 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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From£175
DrummerWaltham Cross(131 mi)

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

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From£160
DrummerLondon(123 mi)

Professional, Dynamic and Versatile Drummer

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From£160
DrummerLondon(113 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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From£160
DrummerLondon(124 mi)

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

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From£180
DrummerHorsham(97 mi)

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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From£165
DrummerGuildford(94 mi)

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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From£180
DrummerAshby-de-la-Zouch(156 mi)

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£100
DrummerWallasey(198 mi)

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

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DrummerLondon(119 mi)
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Just takes a few clicks and it’s always reliable. We used Encore every month for the past 2 years and it has been amazing.
The orchestra were a huge hit on Friday, so thanks again for your help last minute on this! Throughly impressive.
The band were great and really professional throughout the booking process and on the day.

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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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