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: "I'm auctioning off my @CleftBand limited vinyl test pressings and other bits from our albums to raise money for my…"
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So far on the recording session this week I've tried micing up a woodworking G-clamp as a budget guiro (didn't work very well), throwing wood on the floor as claps (that was great) and hitting a garden rake.  Sounds from stuff that isn't an instrument can be really fun to find and can sound great, but there's as many fails as there are wins with this kind of thing.  Experiment with what you've got lying around!  #studio #recording #percussion #guiro


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Facebook page imageI'm auctioning off all the vinyl test pressings of the Cleft albums that I have plus a few other bits to raise some more money for my friend Dan's cancer... 9th Mar 2018 12:56
Facebook page imageI mastered this fun scuzzy lo-fi track for the chaps in WASPS and they're donating all proceeds to my friend Dan's cancer treatment. Dudes. Check it out!... 5th Mar 2018 20:54