Looking to add the groove to your song to make it the best it can be.
Hey there, Tommy Goss here.
I've recorded records for major labels, indie labels and DIY labels. I have a great knowledge of what writers and producers are looking for. I've worked with some amazing producers/engineers, Hugh Jones, Simone Felice, Danny Tenaglia, Tony Visconti and Dave Fridmann. The latter two being Grammy winners. I've toured the world with various singer/songwriter's and rock bands, most notably with The Jack Bruce Band where I shared the drum duties with drum legend Ginger Baker. Right now I split my time between the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York and Nashville Tennessee. I have recording facilities in both locations.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
3 ReviewsEndorse Tommy Goss
Tommy did a great job laying down acoustic drums on a demo of mine. Quick turnaround, great communication, and quality playing - highly recommended to all! Thanks Tommy! A+++
Tommy is great to work with. Intuitive and creative. Easy to communicate with. The recording sounds great! I've also have had the pleasure of watching him play live. Thanks again Tommy!!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Tommy on two different records. His professionalism and preparedness are second to none. He’s a very diverse player and gave us everything we wanted in a most efficient manner. His positive and friendly demeanor was such a bonus! HIGHLY recommend!
Interview with Tommy Goss
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Corey Britz and Nik Hughes
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. With the industry the way it is, digital is the most economic way to keep producing music.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will always come to the finish line with you being completely satisfied!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for in a drummer? What records do you listen to that you find inspirational drum wise?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing drums since the age of 5
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Most artist say they like my pocket!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Simplicity is the key to success.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to play for the song of course. I like to keep it simple and let the artist shine. If they want more I can deliver.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually work 6 to 8 hours a day in the studio but some days just get away from you and 12 or more hours can go by before you know it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use pro tools as my DAW and typically record on a 4 piece drum kit. I record the Kick drum with an inside mic as well as an outside mic, Snare top, snare bottom, hat, rack tom, floor tom, two overheads and two room mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Many of the producers that I've had the pleasure to work with have inspired me. Dave Fridmann, who I've done a couple of records with and the amazing Tony Visconti who worked with Bowie and T Rex and so many others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a lot of sessions for singer/songwriters as well as rock sessions. I come from a hard rock/punk background, but I really enjoy the singer songwriter sessions.