Dave Ormsby

Session Drummer

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Experienced session drummer with over 15 years of performing, recording and writing. All played and produced at my home studio. Ready to help contribute to your record.

My name is Dave Ormsby, I am a UK based session drummer and educator who has been playing both live and in the studio for the past 15 years. In that time I have built up a client list that includes multiple Grammy winning producers and artists around the world including Louis Berry, Natalie McCool, Mark McGann, producers Steve Fitzmaurice & Steve Levine and recorded for clients such as Sony, the BBC, Channel 4, Eurovision and many others.

I record out of my home studio, The Basement, which has been professionally constructed and treated both inside and out to help provide the best recording environment possible. The studio features API/Neve style preamps, Universal Audio interfaces and software as well as a large collection of high end, industry standard mics and a wide range of vintage and modern drum kits/cymbals so there is plenty to choose from for your project. I can also provide electronic drums/sounds for tracks from authentic Roland equipment.

I regard myself very much as a song drummer and my main focus is always to find a drum part that works for the track above all else.

Myself and my studio have great support from various companies, including Remo Drumheads & Percussion, Cosmic Ears, Roland Electronics, Big Fat Snare Drum, Porter & Davies Tactile Monitoring.

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

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Anders Johnsen
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    I have known Dave for a few years and done various projects with him including a tour and several recording projects. He is a sweet human being, passionate and always deliver excellent results. Recently I have hired him through his online drum recording service where he delivers great sounding drum tracks remotely - and they always fit the song perfectly!!

  2. Review by Andreas Voie Juliebø
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    An incredible musician and a truly great colleague in the drumming-industry. I love bouncing experience and gear-geek with this fella and drool over the really nice sounds that comes out of his studio. I can really recommend working with Dave!

  3. Review by Jack Hymers
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    Dave is not only a sick player, but crafts the perfect parts for the tunes and works day and night!

  4. Review by Jesse Eigen
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    Dave's sound and performance is always super solid! Quick turnaround on the tracks and he's always great to deal with

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Terms Of Service

Turnaround is no more than four days, revisions and feedback are always welcome, please get in touch to discuss prices or anything else regarding your project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Ringo Starr
  • Ash Soan
Gear Highlights
  • Various vintage and modern drum kits from brands such as Ludwig
  • Gretsch
  • Sugar Percussion | Istanbul Agop Cymbals | API & Neve Style Preamps | Universal Audio Interfaces & Software | Various High End Industry Standard Mics
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