Drummers for hire in Edinburgh

Hire a drummer in Edinburgh 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 123 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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Hire Edwin McLachlan Drummer with Encore
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£160 - £480
DrummerEdinburgh

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

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Hire Reece Dobbin Drummer with Encore
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DrummerDunfermline

Session Drummer and Tutor Based in the Scottish Central Belt.

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Hire Nairn Milne Drummer with Encore
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DrummerEdinburgh

Professional touring and studio session drummer based in Edinburgh. Currently performing with Callum Beattie and Citizen Papes.

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Hire David Purves Drummer with Encore
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£250 - £300
DrummerGlenrothes

Experienced fiddler and caller

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Hire AJ Flynn Drummer with Encore
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£160 - £240
DrummerLeven

Energetic one man band performing upbeat acoustic and electric covers of popular songs from the 60’s until present day!

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Hire Rohan Bumbra Drummer with Encore
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£200 - £300
DrummerEdinburgh

Rohan is a professional musician. He has recently graduated with a first class honours degree in musical performance.

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Hire Matt Hardy Drummer with Encore
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£130 - £275
DrummerEdinburgh

Experienced drummer in live and studio work, from indie-folk/ alternative music to rock and pop.

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Hire Kyle Innes Drummer with Encore
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DrummerFife

The first choice wedding/party entertainment in Scotland. Accordionist, ceilidh band and DJ. Ceilidh/Disco package available to suit all.

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Hire George Fyfe Drummer with Encore
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£160 - £270
DrummerFalkirk

I love to sing

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Hire Mat Richardson Drummer with Encore
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DrummerSheffield

Professional session drummer & percussionist.

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Hire Bryn Jenkins Drummer with Encore
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£120 - £350
DrummerLeeds

Session Drummer and Percussionist. Graduate of Leeds College of Music and drummer of Caro.

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Hire Rich Fraser Drummer with Encore
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£100 - £250
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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Hire Oliver Witty Drummer with Encore
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DrummerBolton

"If you're in need of a brilliant drummer, reliable guitarist and fab radio guest, you'll find it in Oli." - Beth Atkinson, Jam Radio

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Hire Jamal Lewis Drummer with Encore
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£400 - £500
DrummerManchester

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

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Hire Ben Chetwood Drummer with Encore
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From£200
DrummerManchester

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

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Hire Alexander Bargh Drummer with Encore
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£250 - £625
DrummerNorthwich

Experienced Professional UK Based Drummer

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Hire Thom Gardner Drummer with Encore
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From£180
DrummerLeeds

LCoM graduate available for function gigs. Proficient in Rock, Pop and Funk

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Hire Adam Jones Drummer with Encore
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£218.75 - £312.50
DrummerManchester

Professional drummer with 18 years experience in theatre performances, function, tribute and Indie Rock bands. Please get in touch!

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Latest reviews of our Drummers in Edinburgh

Edwin McLachlan
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"A genuinely fantastic experience. Edwin came prepared, full of insight and ready to work; in addition to this, he kept me laughing all day and even pointed me in the direction of some fine wines: what more could I ask? My advice to anyone looking for a drummer in the Edinburgh area (and beyond) is simple: book Edwin McLachlan."

Ryan hired Edwin McLachlan for a Recording session (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 9 September 2021
Steve Morrison
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"It was epic, we booked Steve for a small private hen party in our apartment . And he didn't disappoint!! We had the the best night ever , Steves voice is amazing and he played great dance along and sing along tunes . Hopefully will be able to get another event in Edinburgh so I can rebook , or will be checking out where he is gigging the next time we are down. Thanks again Steve you made the night , everyone loved it."

Avril hired Steve Morrison (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 16 June 2017
Adam Jones
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"Adam is an incredibly talented drummer. Super professional and dedicated. Worked with us to achieve what we wanted. Would highly reccomend"

Michael hired Adam Jones for a Corporate event (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 3 July 2023

FAQs about hiring Drummers in Edinburgh

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Will a drummer bring their drums?

When you hire a drummer, the specific equipment you need to provide will depend on the event and venue. For example, some venues which often have live music will be able to provide most of the equipment a drummer will need but for weddings, a drummer will usually bring everything. Always worth double-checking with the drummer beforehand to avoid any last-minute surprises on the day.

How long do drummers usually perform?

It varies from event to event, but drummers typically perform two 45-minute sets. You can always negotiate the set time with the drummer if you’d like them to play for longer or shorter.

How long does it take for a drummer to set up and sound check?

Drummers will take around 20-30 minutes to set up a standard drumkit, but for more elaborate setups (for high-end events for example), it might take up to 45 minutes to set up. Always clarify set-up and sound check times with the musician beforehand to ensure your event flows smoothly.

How much space do drummers need?

The amount of space a drummer needs depends on the size of their kit, however, as a general rule of thumb, drummers need at least 8 feet by 8 feet of space - this will give them enough room to set up their kit and play comfortably.

What genres do drummers usually play?

At Encore, our drummers for hire are often very versatile and can play a wide range of genres, including but not limited to, rock, pop, jazz, blues, metal, and funk. If unsure, always check their song lists on their profiles or get in touch with one of our experts who can help you in finding the perfect drummer for your event.

Hiring a Drummer in Edinburgh

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Popular genres:
Rock, Pop, Caribbean music
Average response time:
10 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Drummer in Edinburgh?

The typical price for a Drummer is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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