Jamarcus Riley

Session drummer, Engineer

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Playing for different churches has cause me to perfect my craft at drumming. Just by having a gift that I can share with the world that God has giving me that can bring people together is the biggest impressive accomplishment of my drumming career.

My name is Jamarcus Riley I’m a drummer whose been playing acoustic drums for over 10+ years. I started drumming in high school on the snare drum but started acoustic drumming in the mean time. I recently got into recording my drum work after recording myself singing years back in 2014. Im into different genres of music so if you’re interested in working together hit that green button and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


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Interview with Jamarcus Riley

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

  2. A: Practicing from sun up to sun down majority of the times.

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

  4. A: Aaron Smith, Devon Taylor, HazeAmaze, Cobus Potgieter

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

  6. A: Live drumming

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Listening

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Presonus DM-7 mics, MX821S ART 8 channel mixer, Mapex 10, 12, 14, 16 drum kit, Zildjian 14 hihat, Zildjian 18 crash, Zildjian 16 crash, Zildjian 20 ride, and sound padding on the walls.

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

  12. A: Making videos and more quality sounds in the studio.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: They both have pros and cons so either.

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

  16. A: I promise to give you the best of the best

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

  18. A: I love that music can be my part-time or full-time job because it’s something I practice 24/7.

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

  20. A: Enjoy yourself and the sounds you’ve created because remember you still have time to grow.

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

  22. A: A pair of drum sticks, one cymbal, snare drum, bass drum, and a floor tom.

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

  24. A: My career path was just a college student while working retail and playing drums in churches. I once started recording myself rapping which got me into engineering. After the rapping didn’t work out I was planning to sell my studio but I kept it. Years later after getting back into church to play drums I bought a drum set and more studio equipment and now I completely see it as a God movement.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Entertaining, well developed, and passionate.

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

  28. A: A Gospel singer by the name of Todd Dulaney is someone I would love to work with because his writing and style of music always have me grooving.

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

  30. A: Always make sure the quality of the music is precise and at its best.

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

  32. A: Gospel, R&B, NeoSoul

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

  34. A: Style, quality, and uniqueness

Gear Highlights
  • Mapex 6 piece Armory drum kit
  • Zildjian cymbals
  • Presonus DM-7 drum mics
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