Will Brooks

Session Drummer, Producer

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Producer, Drummer and Songwriter in Mealtime, I am now offering remote drum sessions and production services from my studio in Manchester, UK.

With 15 years of experience, I am confident that my ability to play mostly any genre will be a huge benefit to the production of your music - whether its a hard hitting rock song, or a more mellow singer/songwriter number, or somewhere in between on the pop side of things, I've definitely got it covered. I am known for being patient and accommodating, and I really enjoy working with new artists. Don't hesitate to contact me, I'm always really excited to hear and work on new things!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Will Brooks

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: I would describe my style as disciplined yet creative; I always know what the song needs and what will take it to the next level.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: It's always been a childhood dream to drum for Florence + The Machine. The songs are so well crafted, and there's something so satisfying about playing drums for the song rather than for the drummer's own entertainment (yawn).

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: Always try and create a drum track with character, do something weird! Everyone can mic up all the drums and press the red button, but to experiment with extra mics in weird places can almost always bring you some interesting results.

  7. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  8. A: I am most confident with rock, pop, singer/songwriter vibes. However, having a degree in music has opened me up to literally everything under the sun, so I'm confident I can bring a great drum part to almost anything.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is probably understanding the relationship between the click and the drums themselves. Someone once told me that the music should hang over the click like a towel on a washing line, rather than stick rigidly to the grid.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I am confident that I bring a songwriter's attitude to drum parts - as a songwriter and producer myself, I understand that sometimes the most simple drum part conveys the most emotion.

  13. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  14. A: Matt Helders is a really huge inspiration of mine, the way he crafts his drum parts and plays as a songwriter to serve the song is something that really inspires me.

  15. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  16. A: Most often, I am sent a song that is fully written with a guide drum track (mostly by the Logic drummers). Although this is the most common case, I can very easily work with rough demos if you prefer to work with the live drums earlier in the process.

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I was the Drummer, Producer, Guitarist, Drum Programmer and Synth Player in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Dua Lipa
  • Radiohead
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch Renown
  • Zildjian 21" Sweet Ride
  • Zildjian 15" new beat hi-hats
  • AKG/Shure microphones
  • Focusrite pre-amps
  • iZotope software
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