Professional Session Drummer/Producer
I'll provide professional drum tracks in various musical styles such Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, R'n'B, Blues.
I've years of experience in studio and studied with many great drummers. I'm creative, reliable and open to any project. I can also help you to produce and mix your song/album.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with PAOLO CHIAVAROLI
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My album "SHADES". It was my first solo album where I put into my musical idea along with my drumming.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My muisc
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. In modern music we need digital drums and fx but analog gives real colour to the music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll make you happy!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your idea of the song? How would you the song to sound like?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sticks, snare drum, bass drum, hi hat, ride.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing drums for 28 years and I like to write and play my own music as well recording for other artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love drummers like Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl and I think my style comes from them.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sting for pop with many influences. Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea for modern jazz.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, fusion.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Technique and creativity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring technique, feel, creativity and emotion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first listen to the song that I have to work under different aspects such music, text, feelings so I can then play the right drum part.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I play Yamaha drums (maple custom absolute) or Gretsch (Brooklyn) and Zildjian K cymbals that are great for any musical style. I have a Focusrite 18i20 2nd gen. as audio interface, Protools and Cubase days.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sting, Pink Floyd, U2, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and many others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I record drum tracks for pop/rock songs