Brian Griffin

Session Drummer/Percussionist

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Los Angeles based session drummer available to help you with your music! Recording credits include Lana Del Rey, Brandi Carlile, Alessia Cara, Iggy Pop, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick. Great touch feel sounds and tones.

Hi I'm Brian Griffin and I am a versatile Los Angles-based session drummer. In addition to my NYC background in Jazz, I've toured/performed with Brandi Carlile, Richard Marx, David Gray, Patti Smith and many others. I record drum and percussion sessions for profile aritsts as well as television and films scores. Great recording equipment and a wealth of great drums and percussion instruments. Stylistically I have worked in Jazz, Brazilian, Punk, Pop, Americana, Soul, Rock, Blues, Latin, Afrobeat, and many other styles.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Brian Griffin
  • Alessia Cara
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Brandi Carlile
  • The Lone Bellow
  • The Lone Bellow
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The Lone Bellow
  • The Lone Bellow
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Lucy Wainwright Roche
  • Paula Carino
  • Kate Grom
  • Youth In a Roman Field

Interview with Brian Griffin

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

  2. A: Songwriter music.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Listening.

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

  6. A: Plenty. Sensitivity warmth groove dynamics. Interesting sonic palate.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Artist sends me a demo of a song, and if there’s tie scheduled together, I will quickly shoot back a rough mp3 while I'm working to see if the artist likes the sounds and approach. Then I record upwards of 3 takes with some variation - quieter louder, more fills etc. I also record some percussion if appropriate- shakers hand drums tambourines etc, and then I upload it all for the client to download. I will allow one revision at this point, but it is rarely needed.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Various modern and vintage drums of all flavors. Stacks of cymbals. Cases of conventional and exotic percussion. Various ribbon, Condenser and Dynamic mics. I typically record through neve-style pres ir API pres into apogee converters.

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

  12. A: T Bone Burnett, Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose, Victor Indrizzo, Shawn Pelton, James Gadson,

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

  14. A: Live drum and percussion tracks For artists’ songs as well as soundtrack music for film and TV

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Terms Of Service

Turn around time 7 days max. 1 revision allowed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jim Keltner
  • Jay Bellerose
  • Shawn Pelton
Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig Gretsch Rogers drums. Neve/Vintech Preamps. AEA AKG SHURE Microphones. Istanbul AGOP
  • Zildjian CYmbals. Various handmade and world percussion.
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