I'm an award winning session drummer from the Netherlands. Jeff Porcaro's mom Eileen called my groove 'The beat of luck'. I want to help you making an amazing record by recording the 'beat of luck' for your single or album.
Jelle Peeters is an award winning professional composer, producer and drummer. With is his music Jelle won several music awards: Zildjian Drummers Award 1999, 2nd price at The Young Best European Musician Competition 2002 (drums), Media Toddler Award for music for the ‘Apps Bo the Giraffe’ (composing en drumming).
Jelle composed music for various documentaries, films and Apps. Artists Jelle performed with are Sean Freeman (Level42, Eric Clapton), Martin Verdonk (Santana, Steve Winwood).
Jelle is a real song drummer. No overplaying; the less is more approach suits a song drummer best.
Jelle's sound can best be defined as a combination of Jeff Porcaro, John "JR" Robinson and Russ McKinnon (Tower of Power).
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Interview with Jelle F Peeters
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The final of The Young Best European Musician Competition, with the Porcaro family in the jury. I won John Jr Robinson signature snare drum. A 15' x 5" maple snaredrum that I use regularly in the studio.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A bunch of commercials for national television
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Niels van der Steenhoven: he's one of the best guitarists in the Netherlands and I hire him often for live sessions.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The right drum track for their song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music is my passion
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What sound do you like? What well-known drummers do you like? And specific song structure / dynamic questions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you want a song drummer that sounds and grooves like Porcaro and Robinson, but with my own unique style combined, you should hire me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a drumset, a recording device, a piano, my DAW and some mics.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Playing drums for 34 years. Professionally for more than 25 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My influences can be heard in my playing. You here Jeff Porcaro, John Robinson, Russ McKinnon, Steve Gadd. Just a groove that makes you wanna dance or groove.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: David Foster - one of the greatest producers Toto - the best all time band
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just play what the song needs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop (poprock, popfunk, pop)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Groove, pocket, freshness, my style.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the song, make some notes and then just record it. I believe in intuitive playing and playing what the song needs. I mostly send some alternative extra versions of a song that I recorded just for fun.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use mostly AKG mics for my drums (Shure 91a in the kick, D40 on the toms, C430 overheads and Hihats, SM57 snare top, Audix O3 on bottom. I can choose from a variety of (custom) drums (Odery, DW and more). My set-up varies from 8, 10, 12, 14 , 16 inch toms and mostly a 22x18 inch kick (occasionally I use a 20x16 bass drum).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jeff Porcaro Toto David Foster John Jr Robinson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording sessions on the drums