I’m Thom, pro drummer, studio owner & recording session drummer for Frank Turner, Foals, Fur, Skinny Lister, Public Body, Youth Sector, Anna Rossinelli, Mechanical Bride, Nathan Gray, Ed Prosek + many more; I’m looking forward to helping you with your next project.
I work in a collaborative process, whilst ensuring professionalism and musicality to enhance your tracks, thus ensuring the drums elevate your song to its fullest potential. Simply send the files to me with tracking information and any notes and we're good to go!
After turning pro in mid 00’s I began recording and touring with Mechanical Bride, and sessioning between multiple bands. In early 2010’s I joined up with Foals as percussionist and drum tech, appearing on Jools Holland & Abbey Road sessions.
As the decade continued, I started touring the world & recording with Skinny Lister, and further developed my session recording portfolio with a range of artists, and also joined upcoming buzz band Public Body. Building my own studio in 2020, RedDrum Recording Studio amassing an impressive résumé.
Producers I've worked with:
Theo Verney (Fur, Egyptian Blue, English Teacher, TRAAMS)
Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club)
Adrian Hall (Tori Amos, Depeche Mode)
Christoph Skirl (The Magic Gang, Willie J Healy, Foals)
Mark Roberts (Black Peaks, Delta Sleep)
Charlie McClean (Diana Ross, Anna Rossinelli)
Iain Harvie (Del Amitri, The Maccabees)
Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, Alex Clare)
Nick Abbott (Keane, Foals)
Russ Junk Scientist (Larrikin Love, The Rakes)
Frank Turner (NOFX, Nathan Gray)
Jag Jago (Maccabees, Magic Gang, Jessie Ware)
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
35 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Thom Mills
Once again Thom has been great to work with, bringing the track to life and happy to do a couple of revisions to get it perfect. Thanks Thom!
Thom is a pleasure to work with - very fast in response, full of great ideas and can really take your tracks to the next level. Great skills and solid sound - perfect combo for professionally sounding drum track
Thom had a quick turnaround time and was enthusiastic.
Thom understood exactly what the song needed. Very fast turnaround and highly recommended.
I highly recommend working with Thom if you need an excellent high-quality drum track for your next release! I've been working with Thom since February of this year to complete a 10 track album, Thom brings it every time!
I love working with Thom. I know I can trust him to go the extra mile to bring my songs to life with his drum and percussion parts.
It's been a pleasure to work with Thom, incredible drumming skills, great sound and very easy to work with him. I will definitely work with him again on future projects. 100% recommended.
Thom had been helping me since February of this year, recording drums on a full-length album. He's done an amazing job capturing exactly what I'm looking for on each song. His playing is perfectly in time and dynamic, really helping to bring my songs alive! I highly recommend working with him.
Thom nails it every time! He's a solid drummer and fantastic to work with. I highly recommend working together with him to bring your songs to life!
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 fantastic drummer and I am extremely pleased with the recordings he provided. Very easy to work with and will always go the extra mile to make sure you are happy. I can only recommend!
As a Producer, I've called on Thom to add his excellent, great sounding drums on my client's tracks when they needed that something extra. Super happy with the results and my clients also had great feedback about working with Thom. Fast, accurate and intuitive. Top notch stuff!
Thom absolutely nailed my drum tracks! Drumming skills are elite, super professional sound and quick as turn-around! He’s also a complete legend to deal with! Can not wait to get more tracks done in the near future - highly recommend!!
Thom absolutely nailed my drum tracks! Super quick turnaround, professional recordings and a complete legend to deal with! Could not recommend high enough, will definitely be back for more tracks in the near future!
Thom nails it every time! I highly recommend working with him if you're in need of some amazing drum tracks.
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: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do it, do it now!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I pride myself on delivering above and beyond and bringing your track to life
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.
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!