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Welcome

Hi, I’m Nick, A professional freelance drummer based in London, UK.

I’ve been lucky to tour the UK and Europe with great artists. I now focus on studio sessions, where I get to work in world-renowned studios such as Abbey Road Studios, as well as from my studio.

Education is a big part of what I do, as I’m passionate about helping drummers achieve their goals. Published by Hudson Music, Modern Drummer, and Drummer magazines, I also constantly add new educational content on my blog and YouTube.

Scroll down to explore my website and find out more about all the services I offer…

Drum Lessons & Tuition

Tailored to your ability and goals

Whether you’re just starting on your drumming journey; have nailed the basics and want to progress to the next level; or if you’re an experienced drummer wanting to improve and learn new skills…

I tailor the lessons to your ability and requirements to help you achieve your drumming goals.

I provide lessons at your home or from my studio in Acton, West London, either in person or online.

Follow the links below to find out more about how I can help you achieve drumming greatness!

Concepts tuition book

A guide to essential drumset processes for the modern drummer.

My tuition book, Concepts, distills essential drumming concepts into simple, bite-sized explanations that you can instantly apply to your playing, covering 14 topics in Independence & Co-ordination, Creativity & Rudimental Applications, and Time & Feel Perception.

Its emphasis is less on chops, and more on the big principles that make chops possible.

Session drum Recording

LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO NAIL THE DRUMS YOU NEED FOR YOUR PRODUCTION.

 

professionally recorded at my studio or on-site.

As an experienced and professional session drummer, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great artists across a wide range of genres, in different capacities and many studios, including my own.

Be it at Abbey Road, or my home studio, we’ll work together to ensure you get the best sounding drum tracks for your project.

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“I worked with Nick on the Daisy Victoria EP that I produced at EVE Studios (Manchester, UK). He is a true professional and his creative input, standard of playing and attitude on the session were awesome.”

Dan Austin
Producer (Pixies, Reef)

Full Service Production

As a multi-instrumentalist, I CAN ALSO produce complete tracks for YOU.

As a composer, guitar and bass player too, we can work together to produce fully-realised song(s) based on your original ideas.

I can play on-site at your studio or, using my industry-standard recording setup, I can record your tracks remotely at my drum studio in Acton, West London.

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“Thank you again! Drums sound fantastic.”

Tim Pagnotta
Multi-platinum songwriter and producer (Sugarcult, Walk The Moon)

Drum Tech & Support

Expert drum tuning, setup and sourcing.

Working in world-renowned studios including Abbey Road, A.I.R, Eve Studios, Urchin Studios, and more, I’ve delivered excellent results for well-known and award-winning producers, engineers and artists alike.

I can make your drums sound like you want them thanks to my experience and understanding of tuning, equipment, environments, and good communication.

Similarly, if you’re looking for very specific sounds or instruments, I can source what you’re after and can deliver it at a great price thanks to my relationships with suppliers and specialists.

Latest blog posts

Education, fresh perspectives, creative thinking.  

FREE DRUM LOOP: CRUNCHY RIDE ROCK GROOVIN’

FREE DRUM LOOP: CRUNCHY RIDE ROCK GROOVIN’

Thanks for stopping by to download this free drum loop! This month features a dirty, super-compressed drum groove that can sit well in a number of settings, be it Rock, Indie, Trip Hop, or wherever your imagination takes you. A really simple groove sometimes is all it...

FREE DRUM LOOP: FAT ROCK DRUM GROOVE

FREE DRUM LOOP: FAT ROCK DRUM GROOVE

Thanks for stopping by to download this free drum loop! This 4 bar fat Rock drum groove has a big ol' snare and bass drum sound, which is great for a Rock or perhaps Indie vibe, and is at 91BPM. I've added a little something on the backbeat which I thought would give...

Level up your linear ideas with this one simple trick

Level up your linear ideas with this one simple trick

Thanks for checking out this video drum lesson about how to use the Augmentation concept to spice up your linear ideas. In this video lesson we apply the concept of Augmentation to spice up your linear ideas. It's a simple trick that you can apply to anything,...

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