Benji Drums

Session Drummer / Percussion

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Need drums or auxilary percussion for your next recording or gig? I'm a versatile musician with 28 years of performing experience, and excel at learning/working on new songs at short notice.

A bit about me:
I have 22 years studio recording experience,
28 years experience performing percussion.
Easy to work with, positive attitude.
Reliable, great songwriting partner to bounce ideas off of.
Can read charts/notation, sightread, transcribe.
I excel at learning new songs quickly and thoroughly.
Can supply a variety of different feels for your latest batch of son
Excellent communicator with guitar/piano/vocals experience, love to try out new ideas.
Studied at university percussion studio.
I also have 8 years piano study, 7 years choral experience.
In my 30s.
I excel at learning new songs quickly and thoroughly.
Can supply a variety of different feels for your latest batch of songs.
Any style: rock, pop, electronic, ambient, jazz, church, indie, dance, blues, covers, country, tribute bands, singer-songwriter, acoustic, experimental
References available upon request.

Areas of expertise:
Drumkit, drum set, bongos, conga, djembe, hand percussion, shakers, tambourines, maraca, cowbell, session drummer, feel drummer, groove drummer, songwriting, Roland, SPD-SX, sampling, brushes, mallets

Recent gigs:
-Rotating drummer for Journey Church Queens (uptempo rock / pop)
-Live and recorded drums for Holly Overton & The Midnight People (Rock/Pop/Reggae)
-Drums for Del Caesar (60s Garage Rock)
-Drums for Lisa Liu's band RENMINBI (exp)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

The Art of Shooting - "One Minute Love Song"

I was the Percussionist (Brushes, Mallets, ThunderTube) in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Charlie Watts
  • Levon Helm
  • John Bonham
Gear Highlights
  • DW Collector's Series Drums
  • Roland SPD-SX sampling pad
  • Ludwig Black Beauty recording snare drum
  • IW Drum light internal LEDs illuminating hand-illustrated heads
  • Zildjian K & 1970's Avedis cymbals
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  • Holly Overton releases album "Every New Day" (3 of my drum tracks)May 09, 2017

    The latest album has come out from Brooklyn's prolific chanteuse Holly Overton with Midnight People ! Thanks for letting me join in the creative madness! Enjoyed drumming on Living Without You, She's In Love, and Good Lies.

  • Just finished another two services with Journey Church Queens!Feb 14, 2017

    Just got back from playing two fun services at Journey Church Queens.  Setlists full of uptempo rock with a dance feel.  My favorite was the electric cut by Mumford and Sons, "Believe"... it was a fun challenge to combine the percussionist and the drummer's roles, with all those toms, shaker, and tambourine parts going at the same time!  Looking forward to the next time!