Matt Starr

Drummer Session Remote

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If you are looking for big, fat rock & roll drumming, that's what I do. My priority is to help you realize the creative vision for your music. It’s all about the song and it’s all about you. You are the boss. Let’s make great music together!

Known for his deep pocket and larger than life feel, Matt Starr has recorded and toured with Ace Frehley (KISS), Mr Big, Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Michael Des Barres as well members of Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Foreigner & others.

Matt and his engineer will send you a world-class drum track at your preferred sample/bit rate and file type. All tracks are shared via dropbox within 24 hours of recording.

Matt’s #1 focus is your song. It’s all about what you want and Matt is 100% committed to making that a reality.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Matt Starr
  • Black Swan
  • Black Swan
  • Ace Frehley
  • Ace Frehley
  • Mr. Big
  • Mr. Big
  • Mr. Big
  • All 41
  • All 41
  • Ace Frehley
  • Ace Frehley
  • Ace Frehley
  • Ace Frehley
  • Burning Rain
  • Burning Rain
  • Keren Deberg
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Beautiful Creatures
  • Bang Tango
  • Bang Tango
  • Bang Tango
  • Faithsedge
  • Faithsedge
  • Faithsedge
  • Hotel Diablo

12 Reviews

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  1. Review by Derek Hughes
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    I've used Matts drumming, I really recommend using his services. He has a great attitude, and he's a fabulous drummer! The whole process was super easy for me as well.

  2. Review by Vincent LaRussa
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    Working with Matt was an absolute pleasure. Not only did he work on my track, but he took time out to speak with me on a call to discuss the direction of the song and what he thought he could do to take it next level. And indeed it came through on the track. He was also very supportive of the song in sharing and commenting on my posts. More than I can ever ask for in working with an artist.

  3. Review by Kim
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    Matt is such a professional to work with. He has added drums for several of my songs, the first one was Sands of Time and the second one The Dragon Roams. He was a very approachable person, really easy to get along with. We spoke through email of the direction of the song and then Matt just took those ideas and really captured the spirit of the song. He recorded the drum track in one day and sent it to me the next day so that I was then able to insert it all into my DAW system. The track Dragon Roams entered Spotify Release Radar, which was amazing. Thanks Matt.

  4. Review by Jess P. Tzimas
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    Matt recorded drum tracks for a few songs for one of my bands and we couldn't be happier. He got exactly what we wanted, what the songs needed plus his own stamp on them. I strongly recommend Matt Starr for his tasty approaches, drum skills and lots of experience in studio recordings.

  5. Review by Brandon Fields
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    I hired Matt Starr to perform on 10 tracks. Not only was his drumming beyond great, he was a pleasure to work with. Matt was genuinely enthusiastic about the recording process and came across as very genuine. His reputation as a world class drummer comes by no mistake. I would absolutely recommend Matt to anybody needing drums on their recording!

  6. Review by Stian Pian
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    There should be more than five stars to rate this magnificent timekeeper... I know a handful of musicians that combines amazing talent with an absolute joy of playing. With Matt you get both, and you can actually hear that he is having the time of his life while playing.
    As a drummer, that is really special.

    Matt also is such a nice guy. Humble, professional and extremely talented.

    I absolutely would recommend Matt Starr, my favourite drummer!

  7. Review by Max Ash
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    Matt exceeded my expectations when he delivered the tracks we asked for. The process works as follows: there is an initial meeting to discuss your expectations and he will ask questions to capture what you are looking for and the goal you are trying to achieve. I noticed he understood my requests quickly as he seems very experienced. Recording day: He call me a couple of times before and during the session to asked questions, described the scenario and gave me the chance to decide which direction I wanted to take and he followed my directions correctly.Matt is very organized and professional

  8. Review by Flint Mavis
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    Matt is a great drummer who obviously has chops to spare...nobody tours with Mr Big unless they shred it 100%, but more importantly, he knows how to listen to your song and bring the performance the song is calling for. I had a pretty good idea for my song sketched out with a drum program. Matt listened carefully (we had a couple calls before tracking) and took all the things I liked about the existing feel, and elevated the song to a professional production. I can't tell you what a thrill it was to drop Matt's drum tracks into my session and hear the song completely come alive.

  9. Review by Bruce Thomsen
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    Matt is as solid and creative a drummer as they come. He's been providing drum tracks for my current symphonic metal project. Having given rough tracks of what I was shooting for, Matt has gone beyond just interpreting what I needed, he has created parts I did not imagine that have brought my songs life I did not expect. Very very creative drummer!

    He is clear in his communications, understands what you are looking for, delivers on time every time, and gets it right the first time. I've never had a better experience with anyone of any instrument providing me custom tracks.

  10. Review by Matt Hughes
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    Matt is a top-notch, world class drummer, and will take your music to the next level with his great grooves and killer chops. Matt also makes the recording process simple and easy, and treats your song as if it's his own. All around great drummer and guy!

  11. Review by Evgeny Sirota
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    My name is Evgeny Sirota. I collaborated with Matt throughout 2020.
    Not only is he a top-notch rock drummer, he's also a great producer.
    Matt inspired me to create a whole album, suggested some good ideas,
    introduced cool musicians, and most importantly - became a teacher and friend!
    His drum parts are always thought out and interesting as much as possible, and they sound like this, how the drums sound on our favorite rock records!
    Professional! Professional! Professional!

  12. Review by Alan Christopher
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    Matt is one of the most talented drummers out there today, not to mention an excellent producer and songwriter. I’ve collaborated with him on a few projects and was beyond impressed with the results. He’s extremely professional, punctual and just an all around great guy. You will not be disappointed working with Matt

Terms Of Service

Once payment is made, music will be sent to Matt, a phone call will then be set up so you can speak with Matt and tell him exactly what you want. Full payment due upfront. No refunds.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Bonham
  • Keith Moon
  • Phil Rudd
Gear Highlights
  • Ludwig vintage & new
  • 28
  • 14
  • 18
  • 20
  • Paiste 2002 cymbals
  • assorted Ludwig snares.
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