Hi, I am Thom, I am an experienced session drummer and studio owner. I am available to record drums for your music.
I have over 10 years working as a professional touring and recording artist; having toured extensively throughout the world and recording in some top recording studios, I am now operating from my own professional studio, 'RedDrum Recording Studio' offering live remote drum & percussion tracking.
Simply send the file to me with tracking information, I will record my drums in my studio and return the stems to you.
I am currently a full time member of Skinny Lister (Xtra Mile Recordings) and Public Body (Republic of Music). I have also toured and recorded as a drummer with Mechanical Bride (Transgressive Records), Sunless '97 (Abeano), and Foals (Warner Bro) as percussionist.
I have extensive recording experience and worked in studios including Metropolis, Rockfield, Abbey Radio & Maida Vale.
My drum gear list includes C&C custom drum kit, (22", 12", 16") Ludwig Supraphonic & Copper Phonic snare drums, C&C custom wood snare, Sabian Artisan cymbals and a wide range of percussion.
I currently have 12 channels of drums and the microphones I use are Audix D6 (kick in) Audio Technica AT4047 (kick out) Audix i5 (snare btm), 2x Shure SM57 (snare top/room mic) 2x Sennheiser e904's (rack & floor toms), Beyerdynamic m201 (hi-hats) and 2x Neumann KM 184 (overheads) going through the Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 using Logic Pro X. I will supply all of these channels as raw stems.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
21 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Thom Mills
Another great session with Thom - always finds the right vibe for a track and delivers an outstanding performance.
Thom was amazing to work with as always, very easy-going and a pleasure to work with. I'm sure I will come back to work with him on many more tracks in the future!
Thom did an amazing job adding drums to one of my tracks! Because of Thom the song really came alive and now has some incredible dynamics. I will definitely be asking Thom to play on more of my songs in the near future. I highly recommend him!
Thom was very accommodating and easy to work with! Would Recommend Thom for you projects!
Thom was amazing to work with, he listened to my track and understood the groove and style I was looking for right away. His attention to detail and patience make working with him very easy, I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to get a great drum sound to contact Thom. I will definitely be looking to work with him again on future projects!
Thom is the BEST. Very easy to work with! Plan to make another songs with him!
Thom is just awesome. He really takes the time to understand each track and deliver something special.
Thom did a fantastic job and was patient as I reworked this song on the fly. The final drum track really brought the song to life.
Thom nailed it first time, really took the time to understand the track and delivered ahead of time.
Thom is a true pro, fantastic live and studio drummer plus he's a lot of fun. Would highly recommend him for any of your drumming needs. 👍👍
I can honestly say that Thom is one of the best musicians I've ever worked with. We've collaborated on several recording projects and his input has always been top-notch. His vast knowledge of music, coupled with his tasteful creativity, makes him my go-to guy if I'm looking for drums or percussion to really bring a project together. Also, he's a lovely man... which helps! Highly recommended.
Thom is just great. Amazing drummer, lovely to work with.
I loved working with Thom! A real pro drummer, both in his playing and attitude. He's a man who can effortlessly staddle genres, keeping authenticity and feel the whole time. Highly recommended!!
I’ve worked on multiple sessions with Thom, and each and every time he blows my mind. He’s so easy to work with, a lovely fella and I couldn't recommend enough!
Thom and I have been working together for 15 years now. He is my first port of call for recording or live work on the drums. His unique feel, coupled with an eclectic taste in music means he is capable of turning his abilities to any musical project.
I have worked with Thom on a couple of projects, the last being the latest Skinny Lister record. Thom is fantastic to work with and always has the heart of the song at the forefront of his approach. He also sounds amazing, I don’t think we had to work on his drum sound at all!!! Couldn’t recommend him more.
I’ve recorded Thom on multiple sessions now and I can honestly say he’s one of the best drummers I’ve had the pleasure to work with! He has an amazing feel and always delivers. I would highly recommend.
Thom is an outstanding and highly innovative drummer whom I have had the pleasure of recording on many occasions. He brings the highest quality performance every time, and is always able to provide a unique perspective or idea to parts that make him a dream for any producer. And as a person his professionalism and character make him a total pleasure to work with every time.
Thom provided drums for an upcoming single release of mine, he was a joy to work with and his playing really took the track to the next level, I highly recommend!
Thom provided recorded drums for a track we’ve been working on over the last week, his performance was bullet proof and the recording quality was frankly incredible. Will be regularly using his services in the future. Highly recommended.
Ive worked with Thom on countless projects and he is always an absolute pleasure to work with. The quality of his recording studio is excellent and drums recorded in there sound huge. Theo Verney - Producer
Interview with Thom Mills
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Drum buses!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Glorious music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Musicality and feel.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen through, take in musical references, chart song into sections. Work through each section individually then work through the song as a whole, get the parts cooking. Lay down an initial take, listen back and consider different sound options, mic setups etc to suit the song and client brief. Then make sure parts and sound match the brief and complete a first full take to send to client. Get feedback from the client, usually after 1 or 2 revisions land on the perfect drum take, export stems and send!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Elitch, Dan Bailey, Rick Rubin, DEVO, too many to mention!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Working with artists and producers remotely and hands on in the studio to create musical drum parts that add to an elevate a song and performance.