I'm a song-drummer... thats why artists and producers work with me.. I play drums, but I think like a producer. I support the song. I want you walking away saying, "Woah! The song is BETTER now that the drums are there. The arrangement makes more sense. The chorus is stronger. The bridge really came together. It just FEELS right."
I currently spend my days composing music for licensing. I own a studio with a live tracking room in East Nashville. I capture my own drum sessions and other drummers at the studio.
In the past, I've had the opportunity to record with producers such as Howard Benson, David Bendeth, and Aaron Sprinkle. I've toured and recorded for multiple artists over the years such as Golden Youth, Hawk Nelson, and Pax217. In addition, I've spent time as a drum technician for bands such as Underoath and Gym Class Heroes.
During my process, I like to get a vision of what the artist and/or producer wants. My goal is to capture the rhythm and character of that vision.
With 15+ years of experience, I've crossed over many genre's such as Rock, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Country, Modern Folk, and Independent Post-Rock.
I bring all my experiences along side of every recording.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
Reviews (7)Endorse Aaron Tosti
Aaron is a phenomenal drummer, person, and creator. I've worked with Aaron on the road as a Drum Tech for Underoath. He was always able to produce the exact sound out of Aaron Gillespie's kit that I was looking for each night while at Front Of House. Also, we had the pleasure of collaborating together on a personal recording project after one of our tours during some downtime in Nashville.
More! If you put Aaron in a room with other pro-drummers and they all took turns playing the same song you'd get more with Aaron. His emotion speaks through his playing. Is he skilled? YES.
Is he versatile? YES. He just adds that something "more" to the sound. We've hired him to track in our studio & remotely via his studio. Paul & Marnie (the Hollybells) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plH5vXq
"Aaron can tackle any style or genre with a unique swagger coming from deep experience. I've done many sessions with Tosti over the years, and he always brings a great feel." - Shane Tutmarc (artist/producer)
Only have great things to say about working with Aaron. We worked on a track together where I already had some drums laid out. Aaron tracked with precision while adding his own style and feel to the mix, and communicated with me throughout the process. You can't substitute a real drummer, and Aaron is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!
HIGHLY recommend working with Aaron. Killer chops, gets tracks done fast and really knows how to serve the track. You can tell he's a veteran player. Worth every penny.
Not only is Aaron a fantastic drummer, He truly has an ear for what parts fit in each song. He pays great attention to detail when it comes to each mic being placed according to the room and the kit. He is truly great at what he does.
Steven Denmark (artist)
Aaron defines what a great drummer is. Pocket, tone, and space! His drums always sound great when they come to me and the choice of space and groove are always perfect for the track! I highly recommend using Aaron for all your drumming needs! Don't waste time programming fake drums when you could get the real thing!
Nathan Thomas (producer)