Alex Thomas

Drums, bass & guitar, engineer

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6 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Bespoke, great sounding drum tracks, 24 channel drum recordings, high end fully analog mixes available. Bass and guitar parts available too.

Hi there, I'm Alex Thomas. I'm currently the drummer for U.N.K.L.E. & Anna Calvi, and have previously played drums on albums for Air, Bat For Lashes, John Cale, Bloc Party, and Bolt Thrower amongst others. Also used to play live drums for Squarepusher, Beth Orton, The The and Mount Kimbie too. Have a large high end Neve / API front end studio for drum recording. 24 channels of Neve and API with Neumann, AKG, EV, Sennheiser and Shure mics, in a large 8 x 5m live room.
I love getting cool drum sounds and coming up with interesting parts to fit songs.
Have several vintage drum kits and a huge amount of snares, cymbals and percussion.
Also play bass and guitar, large collection of vintage and modern amps & guitars.
Happy to discuss fees for newer / smaller artists.
Please get in touch via the contact button.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Alex Thomas
  • Imelda May
  • Imelda May
  • Imelda May
  • Birdy
  • Birdy
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Pictish Trail
  • UNKLE
  • Anna Calvi
  • Anna Calvi
  • Anna Calvi
  • Petite Noir
  • Liela Moss
  • Rae Morris
  • Daniel Pemberton
  • UNKLE
  • Amy Macdonald
  • Amy Macdonald
  • Birdy
  • Bloc Party
  • John Cale
  • John Cale
  • Bloc Party
  • Chrome Hoof
  • Chrome Hoof
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Air
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Bat for Lashes
  • Aynsley Lister
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Adem
  • Adem
  • Guerilla Black
  • Guerilla Black
  • Guerilla Black
  • Guerilla Black
  • Guerilla Black
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Talib Kweli
  • Aynsley Lister
  • Aynsley Lister
  • Bolt Thrower
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Imelda May
  • Imelda May
  • Birdy
  • Austin Wintory
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Calamity Magnet
  • Calamity Magnet
  • Birdy
  • Derby Mama
  • Imelda May
  • Imelda May
  • Birdy
  • Billy Lockett
  • Dan Owen
  • Dan Owen
  • Ron Wood
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Imelda May
  • With the Dead
  • Ron Wood
  • Gina Martin
  • Imelda May
  • Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
  • Ron Wood
  • Gina Martin
  • Imelda May
  • Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Daniel Pemberton
  • Imelda May
  • Imelda May
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Rae Morris
  • Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation
  • Stat Quo
  • Two Spot Gobi
  • Bloc Party
  • Bloc Party
  • Birdy

6 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Krapenitskiy
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    Alex is a very talented musician and a great guy to work with.
    He responded to my offer quickly and delivered the drum parts exactly on time. The recording quality was pristine.
    My recommendations to all the musicians out there!

  2. Review by Ilia G.
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    On the second song that Alex helped me with he went beyond all expectations - the drums sound so groovy and solid!

  3. Review by iLya
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    by iLya
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    Alex is a fantastic drummer! He recorded 2 different options of the entire drum track in less than 24 hours. Btw both versions are amazing and now I have a hard choice of deciding which one will go to the mix. He works with very solid setup - drums are not just played fantastic but they do sound fabulous, even unmixed

  4. Review by Huw Edwards
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    I worked with Alex on a project last year as I needed some drums for a project I'd been working on. I sent him my ideas remotely and he went above and beyond in not only realising my ideas but going one step further and making them ten times better. Recorded in his home studio, they sounded absolutely superb and got me really excited about releasing the tracks. The turnaround was super fast as well. I'd 100% work with him again and I'm really glad I made the connection.

  5. Review by Charlotte Hatherley
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    I've worked with Alex for several years, live and in the studio, and he's just the best drummer to work with. He never fails to deliver and is full of inventive ideas. World class at what he does, Alex is also very easy to work with and totally open to collaboration. I can't recommend highly enough.

  6. Review by Jez Burns
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    I've hired Alex as a studio session drummer for many years, and have recently engaged him for remote multitrack drum recordings made in his own state-of-the-art studio.

    His credits list speaks for itself - he's a world class drummer, and completely versatile in terms of genre. As a multi-instrumentalist, he brings an experienced musical ear to his performances and never overplays (unless asked to).

    He's affable and ego-free, which makes him a joy to work with. I always feel free to discuss ideas with him, and he's open to feedback, offering valuable insight too.

    Highly recommended!

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Terms Of Service

Up to three revisions, and three day turnaround, but can turn around in a few hours if necessary.

GenresSounds Like
  • Anna Calvi
  • UNKLE
  • Bolt Thrower
Gear Highlights
  • Neve & API preamps
  • Neve
  • SSL & API EQs
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