Patrick Gorce

Session percussion, Producer

18 Reviews (5 Verified)
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Paris based Tony Allen percussionist with +35 years of session, drumming, producing, engineering and mixing experience. My tracks focus on delivering the best performance of the perfect part for your songs with emphasis on energy, groove, sound, and vibe. Serve the writer's vision and the song by enhancing without ever distracting.

Hi, my name is Patrick Gorce. I have percussed for artists including Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, Oxmo Puccino, advertissement such as Coca Cola, Orangina, Films for Arte and many others, soundesign for Louvre Museum, Egyptian TV and many others.
I’ve also had my original compositions placed for synchro on France Télévision and films.
I'm a specialist in rhythm arrangement for all instruments to serve your song.

I have UAD apollox8, 4 API/Neve style preamps and great mics for percussions.

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

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18 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jaguar S.

    Patrick is a master, and his work for me was masterful.

  2. Review by Olga C.

    Patrick delivers high quality tracks and he's very responsive. He definitely provides a very interesting vibe to our song. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Joseph F.

    Working with Patrick was truly a superb experience and pleasure. He is a wealth of knowledge and I was lucky enough to have him share with me. He puts himself inside the track and is sure to connect with its core first and foremost with a whole understanding. His percussion expertise really brings the songs to life with feel and flavour. Many good things to say. I highly recommend - Thanks again Patrick!

  4. Review by Hiro Furuya

    He is a really talented percussionist. Highly recommend.

  5. Review by Trent W.

    Patrick is awesome to work with. He came up with much more imaginative and interesting percussion parts than I expected which added a lot to the song. Great communication throughout the process around instrumentation, and game me plenty of options to work with between the rough mixes and individual tracks. Oh, and awesome sound quality with stereo micing where it made sense. He knows his stuff & is worth much more than he is charging currently. Thanks Patrick!

  6. Review by BATISTA

    Patrick is a brilliant musician. In studio or on stage he’s always proposing originals and creatives ideas in the purpose of the composer or singer. Energy and inspiring patterns are his best qualities

  7. Review by Mimi B Sunnerstam

    Patrick is a wonderful and inspiring musician I loved working with. Always curious and so openminded!

  8. Review by Laurya Lamy

    Patrick Gorce is a very good percussionist. Versatile, (percussion drums of the world) curious, with many musical qualities, technicality and the touch of madness essential.

  9. Review by Jean-Pierre A.

    Patrick is an outstanding percussionist and drummer : imaginative, accurate, dedicated to playing the best possible sound while serving your music. Besides, he is one of the nicest persons you could work with.
    Jean-Pierre Arbon

  10. Review by Patrick L.

    Patrick Gorce, with whom I have worked a lot, is without doubt one of the best percussionists of his generation. Never hesitating to go to the most remote places and to the masters of this art, he draws inspiration like some explorers where he is present. From the favelas of Rio to the confines of Guinean forests or on the banks of the great Asian rivers, his art of percussion tends to be universal. Patrick LACHAUSSEE, musician and producer

  11. Review by SEVY ROLS

    PATRICK GORCE is one of the best percussionists with whom I have worked ... attentive, open-minded, very collaborative and inspiring, because very creative and passionate ... Good luck to you and see you soon.

  12. Review by Phil

    Un très bon musicien doublé d'une profonde gentillesse. Je n'ai que de bons souvenirs avec lui tant en studio que sur scène.

    A very good musician coupled with a deep kindness. I have only good memories with him both in the studio and on stage.

  13. Review by Michel Korb

    I worked with Patrick Gorce many times and each time he brought an incredible creativity and diversity in his playing. He is a very gifted and generous musician and also a great person to work with. I am looking forward to work with him again .
    Michel Korb

  14. Review by Rémy Sahlomon

    Patrice Gorce est l'un des musiciens, percussioniste qui fait partie de mon histoire musicale. Il est tellement admirable et sociable, que je tiens à rejouer avec lui... _ Merci Patrice pour tous les bons souvenirs.
    Patrice Gorce is one of the musicians, percussionist who is part of my musical history. He is so admirable and sociable, that I want to replay with him ... _ Thank you Patrice for all the good memories

  15. Review by John Meldrum

    Patrick Gorce is a world class percussionist; he's very versatile as well. His knowledge of West African rhythms is astounding! He was the lead percussionist for my show "The Peace Oratorio" the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 2012 here in Paris. He did a great job writing out detailed rhythm charts for each of the 17 songs which he generously gave to me after the shows. I've also used Pat as a studio musician for some film work, and we both taught at France's largest and best private music school: ATLA. I heartily recommend Pat for all of your percussion needs!

  16. Review by Hoarau

    Patrick Gorce is an excellent musician and a great profissionnal. I worked several times with him as a musician and also as a producer, and it was each time a great experience?
    JC Hoarau

  17. Review by Hoarau

    Patrick Gorce is an excellent musician and a great profissionnal. I worked several with him as a musician and also as a producer, and it was each time a great experience?
    JC Hoarau

  18. Review by Seb Avispa

    Patrick is a great musician a real Open minded performer Who understand every meaning of rhythm ... we collaborated on my flamenco world Songs And he perfectly understood my project . I recommend him for any project due to his Ability on a large range of percussion

Interview with Patrick Gorce

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

  2. A: Coca Cola International advertissing I create and record all the percussions, mixe and masterize the track !

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

  4. A: I'm working on my composition "Tha Dhi Thom Nam" wich is a song about liberty

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both ! The best of the 2 worlds ;-)

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

  8. A: Do my very best to serve your song, your personnal view of your project Serve your music

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

  10. A: Creativity

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: The knowledge of rhythm in groove, rhythm placement and langage of variations

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What are your influences ? Do you have references tracks ? What is the future direction of your production ? Could we talk online about it for me to understand really well what you want ?

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: My Djembe

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

  18. A: I have been touring world wild for 35 years even playing in front of Miles Davis at the Ritz in NY : he dance ! Festivals in US, Europe, Africa ... Recording more than 80 albums, advertissing, films music, sound design

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Big knowledge of world rhythms

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Peter Gabriel, String : They assoceted both pop and world

  23. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  24. A: Stereo effect for shaker played perpendicular to 2 mics in a wild X position

  25. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  26. A: Pop music with a groovy style International such African, Arabic, Latin, Flamenco ...

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Groove : "one shot" !

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

  30. A: I bring groove, flavor, dynamics, color

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

  32. A: I record first the speficific groove of the song with the dynamics of the sections I find the right part that serve the rhythm of the accompagnement in repect in the spectral frequencies I add somme subtle variations to fill the end of section and set up the accents

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I use preamp like Neeve/API UAD Appolo 8X with all the preamp feature in such as : SSL, Neeve, Avallon, API, Manley, Helios and more ... My mics are specialize for percussions

  35. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  36. A: Respect and inspiration

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

  38. A: I usually Record severals percussions track such as Congas, Africans drums, Djembe, Derbouka, Cajon Chineses big drums ... Toys such as Shakers, Tambourine, Triangle, Reco ... I use also electronics gears suc as Wavedrums and samples from all around the world

CocaCola International

I was the Percussionist, mixing engineer, Mastering in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Sting
Gear Highlights
  • UAD Appollo 8X
  • 4 API-Neeve Like Preamps
  • Mics specialized in percussion
  • Percussions from all around the world ...
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