Drummers for hire in Reading

Hire a drummer in Reading 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 302 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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£150 - £300
DrummerLondon

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£180
DrummerBracknell

Jake is available for gigs, musical theatre, and recording from his home studio. A competent sight-reader and familiar with most styles.

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From£165
DrummerGuildford

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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£180 - £260
DrummerLondon

"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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£130 - £330
DrummerGuildford

Eevie Taylor is a freelance drummer based in Surrey. With 8 years of playing experience, she has become a versatile and self-taught player.

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DrummerBasingstoke

Ed is a Freelance Drummer and Tutor based in North Hampshire and is available for recording work, musicals, and live performance

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£160 - £480
DrummerLondon

MMus LCM // BMus LCM // Drummer & Percussionist // Musical Theatre/ Orchestral/Session Work

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From£180
DrummerHarrow

MA Oxon // MPerf RCM // Musical Theatre & Orchestral work // Currently: 'Six' - West End (drums & cover MD)

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£300 - £450
DrummerTring

From Hedkandi to Tom Jones, Assaf has performed all around the globe+will bring his world class showmanship+infectious energy to your event!

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£180 - £300
DrummerSandhurst

Jack is a talented multi instrumentalist based in Berkshire, UK and has experience on cruise ships, tribute bands and weddings/functions.

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£200 - £450
DrummerUxbridge

A regular at The Savoy and Dorchester Hotels. Adrian also performs at weddings, celeb events and private parties across the UK.

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£180 - £300
DrummerHarrow

Greg Small, reggae singer, original songs plus Bob Marley, John Holt & Dennis Brown covers. Available for dep/solo pa work/weddings/parties.

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£160 - £250
DrummerOxford

Binz is a bongo player & professional drummer who has performed in many of the top nightclubs throughout the UK.

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£160 - £380
DrummerSlough

I am a Multi-Instrumentalist, Session Musician, Composer and Music Producer from Slough, Berskhire.

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£90 - £200
DrummerOxford

I am fun-loving, diverse and professional musician that can cover nearly all genres between my instruments of the flute, drums and keyboard.

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£100 - £200
DrummerLondon

Talented multi-instrumentalist: drums, guitar, bass and piano with perfect pitch.

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£150 - £400
DrummerIsleworth

Experienced drummer based London UK, experienced in a wide range of styles, fully first sight reader. Lead and Back vocals. Full transport.

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£90 - £200
DrummerReading

Professional drummer available for live & studio sessions and video/commercial performances.

Hiring a drummer

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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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