Drummers for hire in Manchester

Hire a drummer in Manchester 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 291 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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25 musicians in or around Manchester
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DrummerManchester(1 mi)

A professional Drummer and Percussionist based in Manchester. Highly Experienced and versatile. Available for studio and live sessions.

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DrummerManchester(1 mi)

Available for playing a wide variety of styles. Has played in jazz and classical orchestras in addition to study pop drums full time.

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DrummerWarrington(16 mi)

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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DrummerManchester(1 mi)

HARD CANDi are a modern, fresh, party band who perform at over 100 events each year.

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DrummerManchester(6 mi)

A professional musician for the last 32 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.

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DrummerMirfield(26 mi)

Ska House are an experienced, lively and energetic West Yorkshire based function band, specialising in Classic Ska and Ska Punk.

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DrummerManchester(8 mi)

We are Dazed Reaction an original indie rock band from the UK based out of Manchester currently playing bars, clubs, colleges and festivals

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DrummerManchester(9 mi)

Professional Drummer/bandleader/vocalist, very experienced, reader, clicktrack, great gear, own transport etc....

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DrummerTodmorden(17 mi)

I have been hitting, scraping, banging and tapping things professionally for nearly thirty years.....I love what I do!

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DrummerPreston(23 mi)

A highly diverse and adaptable drummer, willing to travel with own equipment if necessary. Cruise Ship Drumming is my speciality.

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DrummerManchester(1 mi)

21 year old Freelance drummer, currently studying a masters at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) experienced in a number of styles.

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DrummerRuncorn(20 mi)

I am a freelance drummer based in the north west, looking for work across the country, with live and recording experience.

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DrummerManchester(1 mi)
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DrummerBradford(28 mi)
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DrummerManchester(3 mi)

Drummer for Jazz, Funky, Pop, Rock and more gigs. Available in London and Manchester.

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DrummerHalifax(24 mi)
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DrummerLiverpool(26 mi)

Liverpool based multi instrumentalist, with experience both playing live and in the studio. Main instruments are drums and bass guitar.

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DrummerManchester(3 mi)

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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How much does it cost to hire a drummer?

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£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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