Hey there! My name is Wes. I live in Portland, OR, and I will lay down drums on your track! I love to play all kinds of music, but I definitely appreciate a great song with a backbeat. I've been playing the drums in various ensembles for over 15 years and studied with some amazing teachers at Berklee College of Music in Boston & in Portland.
My playing style has been described as jazz funk, hip hop, groove, r&b, soul, rock, and rudimental. I also program electronic beats, and can provide a hybrid of live and programmed on request.
Ludwig Classic Maple 22x18/12x10/15x16
Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum 5x14
Allegra Maple Snare Drum 7x13
Sonor Black Mamba Steel Snare Drum 5x10
Cymbal Foundry 22" Ride, 16" Crash, 14" Hi Hats (Turkish-made)
Zildjian 20" K Kerope Ride
Sabian 16" AAX El Sabor Picante Hand Crash
LP Matador Bongos 7.25" and 8.5" natural rawhide heads
LP Matador Congas 11" Quinto & 11.75" Conga natural rawhide heads
Djembe with natural goat skin, hand carved in Ivory Coast
Shakers (various textures)
Various other sounds
Bass Drum beaters (felt, wood, puffy, plastic)
Sticks, brushes, mallets, and more!
SPD-SX Sample Pad
Novation Launchpad X
ATM250 hypercardioid kick drum mic
ATM650 hypercardioid snare mic
ATM450 cardioid overhead mics (2) stereo pair
I will deliver a basic stereo mix (eq, c, v) of my drums (4 tracks), recorded on a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 into Ableton Live. On special request, I can book out a professional studio and pull out all the stops (additional fees apply in that case). Send me a message and let's start a conversation about your project!
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse WXY Music
Wes is a great guy to work with. A really nice person, and really commited to giving you exactly what you want. I got some great multi-tracked drums, and congas for my newest project, plus some added bonuses that I really appreciate. He's got a great groove too.
I really enjoyed working with with Wes on my track! He's a talented drummer and went above and beyond of what I asked of him. He gave me multiple high quality tracks and worked with my vision to and busy schedule to make a great drum track.
Completed two more tracks with Wes at the great-sounding Fremont Recording and couldn't be happier. Always a fun time and his playing never fails to elevate the songs. Highly recommended!
Professional, quick turnaround, and quality playing
Working with Wes has always been easy, fun, and super groovy! He's elevated my tracks to a level I didn't know was possible. Highly recommended.