The Drum Tamer - Purveyor of beats

Hello!  I'm John.  I'm a drummer & musician from Manchester (UK) and I love to get involved in all sorts of projects.  

I've played with prog, folk, funk, pop, rock, blues, electronica, math-rock, country and disco bands over the years so I'm always looking for a new challenge. 

Get in touch if you'd like to talk to me about playing on a record or coming to jam with you live.  I also do drum teching and recording/mixing/mastering.

@TheDrumTamer: "Having a nice time engineering some sounds at @CottonCFest today with my pal @CallumBate96. Fuzzy Sun playing a sto…"
Upcoming Gigs

No upcoming shows right now

View all gigs »

Day off tour in #Berlin and I'm back at the awesome @noisy_rooms again.  This toy is mine for 2 hours and I'm going to try and make some progress on my hand & feet coordination and beat spacing.  Was so desperate to lay a log on the entire 1hr15min walk here that I almost hit critical mass within 10 steps of the door.  Thankfully for all humans concerned I managed to make it. #drums #practice #drumkit


Facebook Blog
Facebook page imageShook a tambourine on Radio 1 live lounge this morning. Much fun.... 1st May 2018 14:46
Facebook page imageDay off tour today in Berlin (2 weeks in) and I've made my way back to the excellent noisy Rooms once again. Spending some time working on some drum... 15th Apr 2018 13:10