JT Bates

session and touring drummer

JT Bates on SoundBetter

Hello there. I'd love to work on your record. I've recorded and toured in many styles of music. I've gotten a grammy. I've played weird music. I've played for dances. I've played live techno. I can play extremely quietly. I can play with a lot of force. I can tuck away and be unnoticed, or I can put my own sound into your music. thanks!

I have had the pleasure of working on many records both in person and remote. Bonny Light Horseman, Ed Sheeran, Big Red Machine, Taylor Swift(folklore & evermore), Bon Iver, Anais Mitchell, Cassandra Jenkins, Pieta Brown, Alela Diane, Flock of Dimes, Andrew Bird, Bruce Hornsby and many others. Have worked on TV & movie soundtracks as well as both a percussionist and a composer. I can read charts! I also enjoy learning by ear!

I have some real nice drums(Craviotto/WFL/custom stuff) and cymbals(Paiste/old zildjians) a nice small but wonderful microphone collection(Coles/Soyuz/vintage EV). I track with Pro Tools, but I deliver files that can be used in any DAW. Keep it simple.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

RoundBeat 1

I was the Engineer, drummer, mixer. from my loop pack volume 1. in this production

Terms Of Service

-per session- but generally I am in a one to two week turnaround time and I deliver 3 takes. revisions are on a per project basis. Rates go down for multiple tracks. Project rates available as well.

GenresSounds Like
  • Big Red Machine
  • Bonny Light Horseman
Gear Highlights
  • Coles/Gretsch/Craviotto
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SoundBetter Deal

first time book with SoundBetter I'll give 10% off. 2 or more songs 20% off