Kim Pereira

Session drummer

22 Reviews (16 Verified)
Kim Pereira on SoundBetter

Hi, My name is Kim Pereira and I am a session drummer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I've been playing drums for over 36 years and I have been recording drums from my home studio since 2019. I'd love the opportunity to drum on your song!

My Studio is a recording studio specialized in drums. To meet different recording sounds two drum kits are always assembled and ready to record. One pop, rock, funk sound kit and the other bossa, jazz sound kit.

I will send you a stereo mix wav file of my drums for your song, or I can send you each individual mic channel for you or your engineer to mix in your studio environment.

Multi Drum Tracks
Recording Length (300 seconds)
HQ Audio File
Mixing & Mastering
Record Video

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

22 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Benjamin J.

    Kim is a great drummer whose drum performance for my jazz ballad was amazing! Kim used his brushes, ride cymbals, and snare drum in a delicate way that provided an important, tender, driving rhythmic element to my song. I think what’s so special about Kim's drumming is his highly advanced skills combined with his ability to give the song just what it needs rhythmically, even if it means refraining from playing drums at certain moments in the song. Kim is super nice too! Highly recommended.

  2. Review by Sonny G.

    Kim rocks! Kim has a great, consistent sound and is a very technically solid player. He was able to play a very complicated & nuanced performance for me on the first try. Great turnaround and great communication.

  3. Review by Gavin W.

    Kim is a phenomenal musician. He's a great natural talent with lots of experience under his belt. Kim is full of ideas while also remaining respectful of the music and striving to bring the artist's vision to light. Thanks so much Kim! A pleasure working with you!

  4. Review by Gavin W.

    Kim is an incredible musician. He really listens, playing with great taste and sensitivity to the track. He has a master's touch on the drums, no doubt born out of years of experience. If you are looking for 'in the pocket' Kim is your man! In addition he is a pleasure to work with. Thanks again!

  5. Review by CCT
    by CCT

    good drummer and work as a team ,recommended!

  6. Review by Benjamin J.

    Kim Pereira is a first-rate, talented, veteran jazz drummer who can play in various styles (if you need something other than jazz drumming). This was my 7th SoundBetter job with Kim as my drummer. Once again, his contribution to the rhythm section of my song was immense. Kim's drum performances are always very thoughtful and creative. He is a consummate professional. He communicates very well and has always delivered his work on time. I can't wait for Project #8 with him!

  7. Review by Nick G.

    Kim played a perfect rendition of my Bossa Nova original song after studying it for something like five minutes. Sounds like he'd been playing it for a year. That quite a feat, unless you're an A-list studio pro, then it's just another day. Need an A-list studio guy to whip up a drum track for you in VERY short order? Kim is your man!

  8. Review by Nick G.

    Kim is a super professional with a great sounding kit, the ability to speed-learn and an awesome touch on the drums. Won't hesitate to hire him again! Fabulous musician!!!

  9. Review by James B.

    Instant Groove!

  10. Review by Benjamin J.

    It is always a pleasure to work with Kim. He is a great drummer whose musical sensibilities are amazing. Usually I ask Kim to lay down his drum tracks before I have my arrangement fully formed. I am always amazed that by the time I get my arrangement completely written, Kim's drumming fits perfectly with all the other instruments. If you want a pro drummer who can elevate your material, I encourage you to contact Kim and check out his webpage as well.

  11. Review by James B.

    A lock tight Drummer for Real!

  12. Review by James B.

    If you want POCKET? This is your guy!

  13. Review by Benjamin J.

    I hired Kim to play drums on my previous project, which was a jazz project, and Kim delivered a carefully crafted, stellar performance. This time, we were doing a Beatles cover tune. Once again, Kim’s playing was outstanding. He is not only a masterful drummer with much experience, he is also great to work with. He will give you whatever you need rhythmically to make a song the best that it can be. If you need a good drummer, I recommend contacting him and discussing your project with him.

  14. Review by James B.

    Kim is a Solid Pocket Pro- Groove King!

  15. Review by Benjamin J.

    Kim is an amazing, top-notch drummer whose playing was perfect on my project. My moderate-tempo song required a drummer who is experienced playing jazz, and I am 100% pleased with the fantastic rhythm tracks that Kim laid down. Regarding the process of working with him, he was extremely professional and delivered his excellent work before the due date. I highly recommend contacting Kim and discussing your project with him, and do ask him to steer you to his YouTube channel. You'll be impressed.

  16. Review by Benjamin J.

    Working with Kim was a pleasure. Kim is a great drummer who did an excellent job playing drums on my project. He added subtlety, punch, and ideas that made my song really come alive. I definitely recommend Kim if you need a versatile, professional drummer, who is extremely easy to work with.

  17. Review by Enrico De Paoli

    I've known Kim for almost 20 years, when I mixed an album of his back then. Now I have just finished mixing another amazing project for a Brazilian songwriter based in Dubai, and came to realize Kim had recorded the drums for this song. What a great surprise! It came out truly beautiful! Kim is a sought after and respected session drummer in Brazil. He's a very organized musician, sure to provide you clean tracks with great expertise and musicianship in a variety of genres.

  18. Review by Eduardo Ponti
    by Eduardo Ponti

    One of the best drummer, teacher ,serious musician and an amazing human being. You can't loose with him. He played on my both CDs and will be on the next .Sharpshooter session and live player.

  19. Review by Carlos Duba
    by Carlos Duba

    Kim s one of the best drummers I've ever played with, he's fantastic, never loses the tempo, always comes up with a new a bass player, couldn't be in better company. In other words: he is great!

  20. Review by Rodrigo Villa

    I play with Kim for a lot of years, I have so much pleasure in many musical situations with him. He´s very gifted, has a great time feel and a very good vocabulary. He knows what to do to make the music work in different situations, including brazilian music, pop, jazz, latin and many others.

Interview with Kim Pereira

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I've always been 100% drummer, and I've worked at many very nice projects. I really like the work I did with Rita Benedito. It was quite challenging, as I played and operated an octapad connected to a laptop, releasing the show's loops. Musically it was very interesting, because it was a job all over candomblé music. I really enjoy working with Osmar Milito, who is an excellent, extremely demanding and historic pianist. I really enjoyed the work of Dave Mooney, an American guitarist based in New York. Tim Maia's musical was very impressive due to the number of audience. We played at the Teatro Net Rio for nine months, from Thursday to Sunday, with 750 seats always packed.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: I was Born in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil, July 19th of 1974. Moved to Rio de Janeiro with three years old. I started to play percussion at the age of ten and with thirteen I started to play drums. I began my formal education with Joca Moraes and Cássio Cunha in 1989. With Joca and Cássio I've learned the art of Brazilian drumming. In 1994, I have moved to Los Angeles to master in what I've choosen as a profession. I've graduated in 1995, at the Musicians Institute (P.I.T.) and soon after I was called to join the team of assistant teachers of the school. I also was one of the three nominees for the latin music award. At the age of twenty two I was on tour in the US. The tours and recordings with different artists gave me the experience to become a Professional musician. I've played in the US with artists such as Ozomatli, Dwight "The Professor" Baldwin (Clinician and Educator) and The Toledo Show among others. Back in Brazil I have played and recorded with bands and artists such as Rita Benedito, Ângela Rorô, Kelly Key, Rita Beneditto, Sidney Magal, Bebeto, Tony Platão, Léo Maia, João Sabiá, Orquestra Republicana, Sururu na Roda, Farofa Carioca, Zero, Victor Biglione, Osmar Milito, Sidney Linhares, Marcos Amorim, Chico Batera e Davy Mooney among others. I've also played at the musical plays Broadway in Café, Cabaret Brazil, Peep show, Weill Cabaret, Estatutos de Gafieira, Tim Maia, Cássia Eller, Jim Morrison, Na Bagunça do teu Coração, Wilson Simonal, Sambra, Orlando Silva, Show em Simonal, Bossa Nova em Concerto and Isaura Garcia. As a teacher he had work at Cigam, In Concert, Musiarte and now a days at Maracatu Brasil. Kim is endorsed by RMV drums, Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals, Vector Musical, Power Click, Mister Mix and Luminote.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: Recording drums and teaching.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, each one has it's pros and cons.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: It will sound good!

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The great music I'm exposed to.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: If I can record their drum tracks, I'm always ready for recording.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: How is the feel of he recording, and witch drum-set we will use on that recording.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: If you can send me a music sheet of the work you are willing to record, it would be great.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I tend to be more jazzy, funky, latin soft touch. Guitar player Joe Diorio always used to say in a class I attended: "I like the drummers touch"

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

  22. A: There are so many amazing people to work with that is hard to point one. Everyday music keeps surprising me with awesome music and new people.

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

  24. A: Review your music sheet before recording, get a good sound out of your instrument, know witch style you are working on.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Precision.

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

  28. A: I like to give to the song what the song needs to sound good. Some times more busy, some times more pocket playing. The song always tells me what to play.

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

  30. A: I usually receive the song, review the music sheet or write one. Then I choose equipment and record a few takes.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: 16 channels focusrite saffire Pro 40, Apple computer, two drumsets always ready for recording from pop to jazz.

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

  34. A: Dave Weckl, Vinnie colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Rafael Barata, Edu Ribeiro.

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

  36. A: I mostly record drumset tracks.

  37. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  38. A: Hihat, snare, bassdrum and a pair of sticks.

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

  40. A: I work with a wide variety of styles.

Recording Portfolio

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Terms Of Service

7 Days delivery. We can do as many revisions as the song needs, my objective is to make your song sounding perfect!

Gear Highlights
  • RMV Drums
  • Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
  • Focusrite
  • Apple
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