A drummer who works with you to accomplish the needs of the music and desires to see your vision come to fruition. The arrangement, drum sounds, mic choices, and playing style have a great impact on the song and it’s important to me that these elements are always top notch. I hope to work on a project with you soon!
I grew up playing drums in church and every school function I possibly could. I progressed to playing professionally in the military (USMC band) where I developed a diverse musical background and played many places around the world. Over the last few years, I have been focused on getting professional quality drum sounds and building my studio to suit the needs of any style of music.
Some of my strengths include classic rock, country, rock/pop. I also have a love for jazz drumming, funk, R&B/soul. Some of my biggest influences are The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, Crowder, Chris Stapleton, and Jason Aldean. Some of by biggest influences as a drummer are Stanton Moore, Rich Redmond, and Nate Smith,
I also play drums for The Moore Brothers Band. We can be found on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
4 ReviewsEndorse Kyle Laughlin
Kyle's unique background as a military drummer was perfect for a military-style snare on my track "Across" about my Granddad's Normandy landing experience.
Thanks Kyle for sharing your story & wonderful playing!
Kyle has recorded drums for me on multiple occassions. Each time, we were recording from a distance during COVID quarantine. He was able to take my instruction and give me exactly what I was looking for. Kyle has exceeded my expectations every time I've called on him. He's prompt, professional and delivers a high quality product. (He's also a great guy and super easy to work with!)
I’ve worked with Kyle in several capacities over the many years that I’ve know him. I had the privilege of teaching in the music department where he attended high school, celebrating his service as a drummer in the United States Marine Corps, working alongside him in various worship leadership settings, and getting to know his family. His remarkable talent, combined with his exceptional character, place him at the very top of all the students I’ve taught and musicians I’ve worked with. His work as a songwriter, freelance drummer, and recording engineer are the latest endeavors that impress.
Kyle has been a pleasure to work with - his professionalism, passion, and precision have been so valuable to us. He's consistently brought value to our team with his easy going, flexible personality and hard work ethic. Having played with dozens of drummers over the past 10 years, I can honestly say that Kyle is one of the most creative and talented drummers that I've had the privilege to play alongside.
Interview with Kyle Laughlin
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: One of the things that helps me as a drummer is to know what the artists desire for the arrangement is. Sometimes I get demo tracks where it is difficult to tell if the drums should break, lay out, keep playing etc. That's just something that has to be worked out.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: kick drum, snare drum, hi-hat, crash/ride and a guitar.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style generally very simple and rhythmically oriented. I focus on developing a tasteful groove and drives the band and and accentuates the drums at the right time.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Crowder, due to his diverse musical styles and the purpose behind the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a 300 square foot home studio with two professional quality drum kits and an assortment of snare drums to choose from. I track using Logic Pro X. I can record up to 16 channels. I have been recording drum tracks from my studio for about the last five years and have been able to get the room sounding great!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity, energy, power, musicianship, and texture.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I recently finished tracking drums for The Moore Brothers Band's second EP. I'm also currently working on an original song called Moment With You.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up playing in church from age 12. I played in every school band, musical, and drumline I could in high school. I played in the Marine Corps band (Okinawa, JP and San Diego, CA) from 2006, 2010. I played in some college level ensembles, and continued to play in local churches. I now play in a Rock/Americana band called The Moore Brothers Band. I have been recording from my home studio for about the last five years. I have been working on some of my own songs and productions recently. I have attached some of my work via soundcloud.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When you send me a demo track or scratch track, I’ll listen through a few times to get ideas and I’ll write a drum chart. After I’ve charted the song then I’ll compose a great drum track and work on some different drum sounds. After I’ve completed the final track I’ll send a demo track of the drums to you. You can listen and decide if you would like any revisions. After revisions I'll send an compiled track of the drums. When you are satisfied with the product and you have paid via Paypal, I'll send the complete individual tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Country, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is creativity. I get my approach to the drums by studying many different genres. I've found that studying many genres gives me ideas that strengthen my overall playing. For example, my rock playing benefits my jazz playing and visa versa.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be patient, enjoy the process, commit to a sound and go for it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Zach Williams, Crowder, We Are Messengers, For King and Country, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Alter Bridge, Audiosoave, Moon Taxi, Nothing But Thieves, Ripe, Norah Jones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live drum set tracks for Rock, Pop, Country, Christian and Gospel.