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 296 of the best professional drum kit and percussion players right here.

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22 musicians in or around Reading
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DrummerLondon(28 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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DrummerLondon(28 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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DrummerSurbiton(29 mi)

The Tigers are a fun Party band with something for everyone from Rock Pop Funk and Soul.!!!

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DrummerGuildford(22 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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DrummerHarrow(29 mi)

BA Oxon // MPerf RCM // Musical Theatre & Orchestral work // Currently: 'Six' - West End (drums) & 'Miss Saigon' UK tour (percussion dep)

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DrummerAylesbury(26 mi)

Ashley Webber is an enthusiastic musician specialising in 50's / 60's. I'm also a Buddy Holly tribute act & function pianist

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DrummerAylesbury(25 mi)
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DrummerEgham(17 mi)

Lesedi is a refreshing young band performing upbeat live music perfect for weddings, parties, gigs and any other event or function.

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DrummerFleet(12 mi)

Ed is a Freelance Drummer and Tutor based in the south of England and is available for recording work, musicals and live performance

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DrummerIsleworth(27 mi)

Drummer and Educator, based in Isleworth, south west London.

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DrummerGreenford(28 mi)

Thomas Sunney is a West London freelance drummer, performing a variety of styles in and around London

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DrummerFaringdon(28 mi)

Drummer primarily on the folk scene, although like & play many genres. Main drummer for 'Random' English Ceilidh band.

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DrummerWindsor(15 mi)
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DrummerGuildford(23 mi)
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DrummerGodalming(23 mi)
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DrummerOxford(23 mi)

Mixing classic rock, indie and soul in a high energy package, Weekend Retro Team love to bring out your inner rock n' roller.

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DrummerReading(1 mi)

When you absolutely, positively, gotta have everybody on the dance floor, accept no substitute.

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DrummerGuildford(21 mi)

Singing drummer with good quality backing tracks.

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How much does it cost to hire a drummer?

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£Budget£180
££Pro£290
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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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