I'm John A.K.A. The Drum Tamer, a session drummer from Manchester in the UK and I love to play music with people.

I've toured with many bands & artists from clubs to arenas, ranging from pop to prog.

I've also been around the world working as production manager & tech on large scale tours, including most UK & European festivals.

Get in touch if you'd like to talk to me about drums on your record or playing with you live.


Picture of John standing on a drum stool at ArcTanGent festival, 2019


I offer a friendly remote session drumming service, which is much cheaper than hiring a studio and drummer. You get superb quality drum multi-tracks just for your project, recorded with high end mics.

Watch the video for a demo, then drop me a line!


Live Drummer for hire
  • 450+ shows with many different artists
  • High level of technical expertise
  • Easy to get on with (I asked!)
  • Vintage & modern kits available
  • Pre-production studio
  • Click & IEM experienced
  • Well versed in production & large scale tours (300+ worldwide shows)

Watch the video for a little slice of the shows I've done, with some testimonials from people I've worked with.

Contact John

@TheDrumTamer on Twitter: "OI music nerds. A A B C B A G A B E Currently re-hashing this famous tune for someone in a different style. Any guesses as to what this little line is from? Prize: a warm, fuzzy feeling of smugness."