Joe Snelgrove

Rock & Pop Session Drummer

Joe Snelgrove on SoundBetter

Hi, I'm Joe I specialise in Rock & Pop drum recordings. Most recently I have been the touring drummer for LYRA (universal). My drumming is currently in the running for "Best Soundtrack of the Year" and I can produce high quality drum recordings for your project. Pease feel free to drop me a message to discuss before purchasing.

-Top Quality drum tracks (Raw Files)
-Zoom/Video session
-Collaboration; we will work on the song's until you are 100% satisfied
-Video recording of my performance
-Mixed stereo file of my drums (optional)

Bachelor of Music WAAPA

Send me an email: Please describe the project and attach a demo if possible.

Zoom/Video session: We can meet each other and discuss your project.

Recording: After I have recorded the drums/percussion tracks I'll send you an MP3 mix of your song with my drums. Here you can give me your comments and I can make any changes you want until you're 100% happy! When you're happy I will send you a link where you can download all your high quality drum files.

Please listen to my tracks so you know you're in great hands and feel free to drop me a message to discuss before purchasing.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Joe Snelgrove

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

  2. A: I worked on a feature film called Zanka Contact. Im really proud of the drum sound because it tied all the other instruments together. Its also been nominated for "Best Soundtrack of the Year"

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

  4. A: Im currently preparing for a session with Lyra at the end of the month. Im also constantly working on drum sounds.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: both because both can sound great

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

  10. A: I will get the result you want and I will help you along the way if needed.

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

  12. A: I love creating and being part of something bigger.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you try it with this vibe/feel/tempo? Yes

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

  16. A: That computers are just as good as drummers.

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

  18. A: What sound are you after? Who are your influences? What time frame are we looking at? Do you want multiple options?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Don’t t be afraid to send a message and start a conversation.

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

  22. A: Kick, Snare, Hi-Hats, Guitar & Piano

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

  24. A: I started in rock bands to then go on to study music and get a Bachelor of Music. From there I moved to London and started touring Europe with many Pop & Rock bands. I have also been doing regular sessions and creations with artists over the past few years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: It comes from the heart, its passionate and exciting.

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

  28. A: John Mayer - Because I love his music and the incredible musicianship.

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

  30. A: Start with a raw drum sound, then add the effects.

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

  32. A: Rock & Pop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Drumming & Creating

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

  36. A: I bring years of experience and a unique drum feel.

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

  38. A: Firstly I listen, listen and then listen some more. Then I will talk to the artist and try to embody what sounds/vibe they want. Then I will select the drums and mic placement to get the sound thats needed for the song. Finally I will record a minimum of 3 takes to choose from. After I am happy with a take I will sent it to the artist. I will chat to the artist and see if anything needs to be improved to then do revisions. Once everyone is happy I will sent all the tracks over.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio set up is great, I'm very lucky to share it with another drummer so we cover all bases when it comes to drum sounds. I have included a list of my gear on my profile page if you want to check it out.

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

  42. A: My drumming biggest inspirations are Steve Gadd, Steve Jordan & Taylor Hawkins. I am also inspired by many songwriters producers and art in general.

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

  44. A: The most common work I have is with musicians and producers. I work closely with them getting the drum sounds they want.

Terms Of Service

Five revisions, under one week turn-around, percussion included. Money back guarantee.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Beatles
  • John Mayer
  • Foo Fighters
Gear Highlights
  • DW Collectors Kit (20' Kick)
  • Yamaha Custom Kit (22' Kick)
  • Percussion
  • Audix DP7 Miic Set
  • SM57x2
  • PreSonus Quantum 26x32 Thunderbolt low latency interface.
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10% off first purchase