Hi there! My name is Miles and I am a drummer, producer, and engineer based out of Sydney, Australia
"Sydney Based Miles Thomas is one of Australia’s first call session musicians, from an orchestra, singer songwriter, jazz ensemble, modern improvised music, to a punk band.
This versatility has come from working in the studio from the age of 15, both as a studio drummer and a recording engineer. This ability to be “both sides of the glass” has given him an enormous amount of experience playing and tweaking sounds to get them “just right” for the given work.
He has performed and/or recorded with Montaigne, Lior & Nigel Westlake, Winterbourne, Japanese Wallpaper, Clayton Thomas & Chris Abrahams, Ronan Keating, Clare Bowen, Timothy James Bowen, Peter Evans, Dale Barlow, Gerard Masters, Brett Hirst, Hamish Stuart and many many more, as well as the numerous film and television cues."
I am endorsed by Ludwig drums, Remo heads and Vic Firth sticks and have a very large collection of gear to tailor to the job
My studio features some of the best gear!
Quad Eight, Universal Audio, UREI, CAPI, AML, Millenia and microphones from Neumann, Shure, Beyerdynamic, Audix and STC.
What you will receive
- 2-3 takes of your song, each labelled appropriately ("busier", "more fills" etc)
- any percussion i feel is appropriate (or requested)
- multitrack and a mix of the balance i was hearing - people often end up using just this stereo file!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
5 ReviewsEndorse Miles Thomas
Milesy is tighter than two coats of paint, he's got more gear than a Mexican cartel, and it seems he knows how to use it. He's great at taking instructions, and he's great at giving you a little something something if you've tried nothin' and you're all out of ideas. Miles records all the drums for my project 'Lucille Two' remotely, and I am always very impressed. Oh look, my laundry is done.
The only drummer I choose to use for every project of mine. The feel and the ideas he adds to the tracks along with industry standard quality sounds that I have come to expect from large format studios is always top notch. Miles is able to not only add that feel and rhythm we all saviour but has the quality with his studios setup to kick.
Miles is one of the most colourful, intuitive and tastefully dynamic drummers I have ever had the privilege of working with. His work ethic, his talent and his generosity combined are of the highest standard. I’ve engaged him for multiple remotely recorded projects in the past and he always makes the process easy, professional and so enjoyable. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
I very highly recommend Miles as both a drummer and engineer/producer. The enthusiasm and passion he puts in to his work is nothing short of rare. The results from any session are consistently impressive in the way that they are both perfectly functional as well as entirely unique. He is very deserving of the title of a first call musician in Sydney, and I completely endorse his services.
Miles brought my tracks to life with his remote drum session. He has the ability to faithfully take direction whilst simultaneously enhancing the work with his own subtle creative flourishes, striking the balance perfectly. His technical abilities both as a performer and engineer are excellent and more importantly he can apply these abilities in any musical context. Great value for money. Couldn't be happier!