I am the drummer in Brit winning and Grammy nominated band Bastille and in between touring commitments, I have recorded drums for the likes of ONR feat. Nile Rodgers from my home studio.
Having been fortunate enough to record 3 major label albums and tour the world for the last 10 years, I now have the facility at home to work with other people and help on their musical projects. My home studio is a fully treated drum room and I can turn around recordings in a very short space of time. I love to collaborate and help develop ideas and sounds, but equally I'm very comfortable taking direction if you have a specific drum part in mind.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Woody
Great drummer, great guy.. makes the whole process easy and enjoyable, and his stems and parts always sound awesome and perfect for the track.
Total pleasure to work with, and if you're thinking about it, you definitely should!
Woody is an absolute pleasure to work with - highly skilled, incredibly helpful, he gave my track exactly what it needed. Cannot wait to work with him again soon.
Woody was super easy to work with! Bit of a legend!
He's very on it and new exactly what the track needed.
He would send updates during the recording process and kept me in the loop making sure i was happy with mic placements, drums and cymbals he was using.
The tracks he sent me sounded great and were very easy to work with!
Not only is woody an insanely talented drummer he is also one of the nicest people to work with in this industry. He recently played drums for my new single and I’m over the moon with how it sounds, it completely brought my track to life. All recorded great and even sent me a video documenting drum/ mic placements Which made producing a dream. Thanks again to woody for all the help would recommend massively !
Interview with Woody
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record remotely record drum parts in my home drum studio
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating music is what I've always loved to do since I was 14 and that's never changed. I still get the same buzz from hearing a newly finished track now as I do then.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask for what you want and don't be afraid to ask questions. There's no such thing as a stupid question.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Light and shade is vital, you can't let the listener get bored.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything that could be deemed 'radio-friendly'
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Solid feel and sensitivity to the music. It's all about the song, not my ego!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll receive the demo of the song and typically record a couple of different takes. The first being what I would describe as tasteful or playing for the music, the second one might be pretty wild and over the top with lots of ideas that might not get used. The reason for the second one is that it gives the client the option of picking out the odd exciting bit that they might not have thought of otherwise and want to add to their track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have an almost totally deadened drum room as the space is limited, but I've always had very positive feedback about the sound of the kit and recordings in this room. My go to setup is my 60's Ludwig kit which just sounds great without any processing or EQ, as well as some vintage 50s hi hats that sound amazing through the mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ash Soan is a big one and has really shown that drummers can achieve high quality recordings working from their own spaces, rather than having to record in big expensive studios.