Kai Jokiaho

Session Drummer

Kai Jokiaho on SoundBetter

Groovin & great quality drum tracks, fast delivery times.

I have been a professional drummer since 1998 and performed over 2000 shows during this time. Lately, I have played some big musical shows, recorded a lot of remote drum tracks, and played various live gigs. I also have a successful YouTube drumming page with over 16 500 followers and + 4 200 000 views.
Here at SoundBetter, I'm offering remote drum tracks for a very reasonable price.
I have great quality recording gear and 50 snares to choose from ex. Tama Bell Brass, 2x Keplinger, 13x Brady, 3x Craviotto, 6x Ludwig, 5x Longo, Joyful Noise TKO, 2x Noble & Cooley...
My recording gear includes UAD Apollo x8p (2x), TwinX & Audient ASP880, Neumann / Shure / Telefunken / AKG / Beyerdynamic / Sennheiser / Coles / Earthworks mics and Logic X.
I'm an all-around drummer but my strongest styles are groove-based soul, pop, blues, funk, and pop. I have studied with Steve Ferrone, Shawn Pelton, Aaron Comess, and many others.

Check out my YouTube page for audio/video references: https://www.youtube.com/user/KaitsuDrums

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


AllMusic verified credits for Kai Jokiaho
  • Ben Granfelt Band
  • Ben Granfelt Band
  • Ben Granfelt
  • Ben Granfelt Band
  • Ben Granfelt
  • Ben Granfelt Band
Discogs verified credits for Kai Jokiaho
  • Bryn Jones (2)
  • Phil Harmonic (7)
  • Bryn Jones (2)
  • Untsi*
  • Anssi Känsälä
  • Phil Harmonic (7)
  • Sameli Rajala*
  • Ben Granfelt Band
  • Ben Granfelt Band
  • Erja Lyytinen & Heikki Silvennoinen
  • Erja Lyytinen
  • Kaos Krew
  • Ben Granfelt Band

Interview with Kai Jokiaho

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

  2. A: I played on a song with Toto legend Lenny Castro!

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

  4. A: I'm playing Next To Normal musical and recording drum tracks.

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

  6. A: Deliver great tracks and make the client happy :)

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

  8. A: It's great to play different styles all the time.

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

  10. A: I have played professionally since 1998 and have done over 2000 gigs. I have recorded tracks from my home studio since 2014.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: It's funky, soulful and grooving drumming.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Great groove :)

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

  16. A: The musical and grooving base for other instruments to build on.

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

  18. A: After I get the email from a client, I'll make a chart for the song, upload it to the Logic X, insert markers and go record the song. I usually do at least 5 takes and combine the version of my drumming for the client. Then I'll send a rough mix of my version and after the client approves it, I'll send all the tracks via WeTransfer or similar.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I have UAD Apollo x8p (2) / Apple Mac Mini / Logic X as my main recording rig. I also have industry-standard mics, Sennheiser MD421 for toms, AKG C414XLS/Coles 4038/Earthworks SR25 for overheads, Shure SM57/Beyerdynamic M201/Telefunken M80SH/AKG C451 for snare, Telefunken M82/Shure Beta 52 for kick and RM BIV-1 ribbon room mics. Great drums: 60 snares, Brady/Craviotto/Yamaha PHX/Rogers/Ludwig kits and over 50 Zildjian cymbals.

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

  22. A: I record drum tracks for various styles.


Terms Of Service

The session fee includes one revision. I usually deliver the tracks in 3 days or faster.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jeff Porcaro
  • Steve Ferrone
  • Steve Jordan
Gear Highlights
  • Brady Drums
  • Yamaha PHX
  • Craviotto Walnut
  • Vintage Ludwig
  • Zildjian Cymbals
  • 50 Snare Drums
  • Coles 4038 x2
  • Earthworks SR25 x3
  • AGK C414XLS x2
  • Universal Audio Apollo x8p & Audient ASP880
  • Logic X
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SoundBetter Deal

Reduction on fee, for 4 or more songs