Dennis Holt

Studio Drummer/Perc/Editor

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Dennis Holt is one of Nashville's most gifted musicians, whose drumming abilities cross nearly every genre from Americana to Country to Rock, Jazz, Ambient and R & B. Seasoned global performer, Dennis’ diversity has proven itself in recording with Taylor Swift, AD/Kansas, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, and Deniece Williams to name but a few.

Dennis has parlayed his lifelong passion into a major, successful career that spans the realms.

Dennis, a first call drummer for top tier artists while living and working in both LA and Nashville, has played and toured the globe and literally performed and recorded on thousands of songs.

He cares. He listens. He plays for the song. He takes great care in selecting the right drum sounds. So, whether you are looking for a rootsy Americana track, a complex progressive rock opus, a strident country pop beat, or a grooving rock or R&B vibe, Dennis is one drummer who indeed can do it all!

When it comes to production, Dennis’ knowledge and experience from years in the studio will help you achieve the best results possible. Dennis leads with soul and always strives for perfection. He is an innovator as he looks for new ways to push creative boundaries.

Music,drumming and producing is Dennis’ driving force as he brings a wealth of experience and unparalleled enthusiasm and energy to each and every project.

Whether drumming or producing, Dennis strives for innovative approaches in every aspect of his work.
He will connect with you. He will give you his absolute all.

Renowned. Seasoned. Accomplished. Versatile. Masterful.

Let Dennis’ drive for perfection exceed your expectations.

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  • Jill Paquette
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188 Reviews - 38 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Patrick A.
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    Dennis is great! The guy can definitely lay down a good drum line haha! He nailed what we were going for and was super easy to work with, I would absolute recommend him for any project you need!

  2. Review by Aidan S.
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    Dennis delivers prompt, high-quality recordings with excellent playing. He's communicative and readily addresses any questions. A top-notch studio drummer.

  3. Review by Abdullah H.
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    Dennis was exceptionally prompt, generous, and kind in his service—truly a remarkable talent in mastering!

  4. Review by Kevin C.
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    Dennis delivered an exceptional drum performance on my country song! Highly recommended!

  5. Review by ryanwaynemusic
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    Great player, great communicator, great tone. Highly recommended.

  6. Review by Tózé C.
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    Again Dennis knocked it out of the park and he will definitely be my go to drummer going forward! Quick turn around, great guy and great player! Couldn’t recommend him more

  7. Review by morrison conway
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    Dennis was incredible to work with. He's a top professional and very prompt - I look forward to working with him again!

  8. Review by Yury E.
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    Dennis is an absolute professional, great communicator. Precise playing. He gave me the sound and style I wanted. Looking forward to working with him again in the near future.

  9. Review by Josh T.
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    a pleasure to work with; fast, professional and knew exactly what the track needed

  10. Review by Brian Van
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    It's been a lovely journey working with Dennis, he helped record 8 songs on my album, I can't imagine what the album would be like without his great drums. It's my honor meeting this nice humor professional man. No more words to express my feeling. We've worked it out my friend!

  11. Review by Steve O.
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    Dennis is the kind of drummer that makes everything shine. Not only was he a blast to work with, he delivered absolute top-notch playing and tones in an incredibly tight deadline where I actually had time to spare.

    Highly recommended, you'll love what he can do for your tracks!

  12. Review by JayHoney
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    I really didn't have a great idea of what I wanted till Dennis sent something over. I was like Yes ! More of that !! Great communication, great feel for music, and mad skills. Will use again for sure!

  13. Review by Ben H.
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    Responsive and professional. Dennis delivered drum takes quickly and was friendly and easy to communicate with. Thanks!

  14. Review by Van
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    7th song with Dennis, he re-arranged the drum part and made the sound exactly what I need: vintage, powerful~! What a great musician!

  15. Review by Luis E.
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    Dennis was so great, he has such a great groove and is so professional and so quick he is amazing I hope I could work with him more

  16. Review by Van
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    Great drums and percussions! Dennis always knows what I want, wonderful journey working with him!

  17. Review by Paul
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    Dennis plays a mean cowbell! Oh yeah, drums too! Awesome is an overused term in reviews but fitting. Complements are always numerous when it comes to Dennis. He was even praised in a Nashville studio I was singing at….so his reputation proceeds him! He made my pop/country song shine and gives our music an edge. I ensure he is heard in the mix as he adds so much!

  18. Review by Zack Thomas O'Connell
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    Dennis is awesome! He took the time to explain his process and helped guide me through everything. It was truly a pleasure working with him and I learned a few things too! He absolutely nailed it and I couldn’t be happier! I would highly recommend him for your next project! Thanks Dennis!

  19. Review by Tózé C.
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    Dennis is the guy you want for your tracks... Super friendly, helpful, quick and talented. Nailed it on the first try! Looking forward to working with him again!

  20. Review by Van
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    This time, it's a drum in the style of Ringo Starr, and Dennis's recording is perfect, as always!

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Terms Of Service

Typical turn-around time of 2-4 business days for instrument overdubs; 2 revisions included. Does not include complete rearrangement!

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Petty
  • John Mayer
  • Taylor Swift
Gear Highlights
  • DW Drums
  • other vintage sets
  • various snares
  • Paiste Cymbals
  • digital drums
  • Innovative Perc sticks and mallets and other various percussion. Digital sounds and samples
  • including Cinematic F/X.
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