Lori Peters


24 Reviews (18 Verified)
Lori Peters on SoundBetter

Previously a member of Multi-Platinum & Gold selling, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, Skillet. Performed on several #1 hit singles. Over 30 years of drumming experience including studio recording, live performance, worldwide touring, & drum instruction. I'm here to serve your song to the best of my style & playing abilities. Let's rock!

We own & operate our studio located on the Great Lakes between Chicago and Milwaukee. It's here where we have the capability to professionally record & edit live drums. My husband, Chris, grew up in Seattle playing piano & guitar. He engineers, comps, & edits all of my drum tracks. Our main focus right now is tracking live drums for rock, pop/rock, & alternative style music. That's definitely my niche and the style I feel most comfortable playing.

When I hear something I think I can add value to I can just feel it. "You either have it or you don't." That's what a great producer once told me. You can't teach "feel". Rock music is in my bones!

I'd be honored to lay down a groove that serves YOUR song. I'm excited about the potential and opportunity to create something with you. If I feel like my style of playing doesn't fit then I'll be happy to let you know up front. I'm open to your thoughts and ideas. Let's lay it down, finish it, and get it out there to your listeners!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


AllMusic verified credits for Lori Peters
  • Skillet
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  • Chris Pureka
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  • Everett Thomas
Discogs verified credits for Lori Peters
  • Alkeme
  • Skillet
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  • Brother's Keeper (2)
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  • Dav (19)

24 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by MaHA R.

    This is the second time I cooperate with Lori Peters. I asked to record bass simultaneously with the drums and Lori together with Chris did a great job! They are professionals. Production is great, the sound is clear, they have great acoustic treatment at Osean Studios. I love the sound of Lori's equpment. She has her own feel of rock style. Lori feels my music the same way I feel it and she impresses me every time with her unique ideas, making my songs sound even better. Best experience!

  2. Review by Wanus
    by Wanus

    Lori was excellent to work with! I think I knew what I was looking for in an overall drum sound to have for my song & I sent Lori several details to give her an idea of what I wanted. Of course I also wanted to allow her ‘drummers ear’ the freedom to be creative in her own style. Lori was very thorough in making sure that I got what I wanted. Having a veteran rock drummer to do tracking on her end made this very appealing to want to work with her again! I’m excited to see how my song turns out!

  3. Review by Aaron G.

    Lori is a phenomenal drummer with loads of talent! I needed drums and she delivered. She took my song and ran with it, helping make the song come alive.

  4. Review by Kelly Tansey

    Lori was great to work with! She was very professional, easy to communicate with, and punctual. Not to mention she is a fantastic drummer! She brought new life to my song and I will definitely use her again in the future. Highly highly recommend!

  5. Review by MaHA R.

    I had a great pleasure to work with Lori Peters! She is very professional, doing her work promptly and adding a value to the project, demonstrating her creative ideas. She has followed my instructions perfectly and improved the song where needed. She's easy to communicate with. And the work was delivered even faster than expected. I would love to work with Lori again on future projects! She's a real talent!!

  6. Review by Benjamin H.

    Lori was incredibly professional and did an amazing job on my track! The entire process was super fast and very fun! I very much look forward to working with Lori in the future!

  7. Review by Jessica W.

    Just wrapped up another collaboration with Lori (and Chris) and it was amazing, as always! Great people to work with.

  8. Review by Bezel B.

    Lori did fantastic at bringing this vision to life. She was very professional, timely and communication was on point! Thank you soooooo much!

  9. Review by Jessica W.

    Third time working with Lori and she’s always great! Really fun to collaborate with. What she does is always wonderful, and I can’t recommend her enough!

  10. Review by Jamie M.

    Great sound, excellent communication, very professional!

  11. Review by Faith G.

    Lori Peters is a very talented artist! She is amazing to work with! She does a fantastic job on the drums and production! She is also a very affordable price for the amazing work that she does, and she complete project in a very timely manner! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is needing dum tracks, or production! Thank you Lori for allowing me to feature you on my new single! It has been a pleasure working with you and your husband! I hope to work with you sometime in the future! It was an honor to work with you!

  12. Review by Vasiliy K.

    Lori is both an amazing drummer as well as very professional through the process.
    She delivered everything she promised and more.
    I'd recommend her to anyone!

  13. Review by Jessica W.

    Just wrapped up another great project with Lori! Love working with her and Chris. I'm always pleased with the finished product, as well as how we communicate and work together along the way.

  14. Review by Dennis
    by Dennis

    The reviews don't lie - Lori ROCKS!

    Lori is really patient, an absolute pro, and of course - an awesome drummer!
    With Lori's great drumming and Chris' tracking/engineering skills in capturing those drums - you get 2 for the price of 1.

    Totally happy, and highly recommend!

  15. Review by Jessica W.

    Getting to work with Lori was wonderful! She was so kind and shared eagerness and enthusiasm towards the project. Our communication was great (she would message back quickly and explain things thoroughly). She always wanted to make sure I was happy with how things sounded. I really appreciate her work and look forward to doing more with her in the future!

  16. Review by David H.

    Lori is top notch, she does an amazing job, and reaches back to you right away. If you’re looking for a studio drummer, look not further, get in contact with her, you will not be disappointed!

  17. Review by Robert M.

    A great pro and such a nice person. It was a pleasure working with Lori and the result is perfect. Thank you for adding soul and power to our song.

  18. Review by Nate C.

    Lori is a pro and easy to work with. Plus her drum kit and room are high quality and geared to produce a solid recording.

  19. Review by Casey Price
    by Casey Price

    Working with Lori Peters was a dream come true. Professional, kind, helpful, and very insightful. You know you are working with a true professional and master of their craft when you hire Lori Peters!

  20. Review by Ben Hilton
    by Ben Hilton

    Lori has been so professional and very easy to work with! She is humble and such a joy! Highy recommend.

Interview with Lori Peters

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I was the drummer in a band that got signed to Lava / Atlantic / Ardent Records under the direction of Andy Karp. I had the pleasure of working with Brian Howes, John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Ben Kasica, and Jay Van Poederooyen during this project at Chicago Recording Company. I also, indirectly, worked with Chris Lord-Alge and Andy VanDette as they are credited with mixing and mastering the album. The experience was epic. Brian Howes pushed my drumming skills to the edge. He knew how to get a great performance from me and continued to challenge me in every aspect of my drumming. Ultimately, it taught me how to raise my standards, push for the perfect take, and not to settle for anything I would regret later on the recording. In the end, to have those guys say that I sounded better than some huge names in rock n' roll was a major compliment. This album has since achieved RIAA Gold and Platinum status. What a great experience and accomplishment. One that I do not take for granted, and will always cherish.

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

  4. A: My husband and I have been diligently working on our studio to make it into what it is today - a professional, great sounding space where we can create high quality drum tracks.

  5. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  6. A: Well, I think customers always want to know the cost and time frame. I want to utilize my years of experience to work for you. I will do my very best to communicate consistently with you, and complete the project in a reasonable amount of time. My standard rate is $200 per song for live drum tracks. Please let me know what you're looking for, and I'll do everything I can to earn your trust and business as I build this new chapter in my music career. Additionally, I want people to know that I'm using my professional name, Lori Peters, because all of my music credits are under that name. My married name is George, so if you come across that last name please know it's me! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

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

  8. A: I promise to communicate effectively and consistently, work with your ideas, provide quality sound, and a hard hitting drum track that serves the song.

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

  10. A: I love that I was created to be a drummer, and that I can put those skills to good use in a comfortable setting with my husband, Chris.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That playing drums is easy. I've put in the blood, sweat, and tears....the hours of practice. Recording drums takes things to another level also. In my opinion, it's an additional skill set. Playing live takes a lot of talent, but it's a different animal - a different mindset. I'm proud to say I've had the privilege of doing both.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What is your goal for this project? Do you have the song structure and tempo ready to go? Do you have any specific drum licks/fills that you're hoping I can emulate? Are you wanting me to create and play something based on where the song takes me?

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

  16. A: My advice to customers would be to lay down your ideas as best you can from start to finish. Even if the song isn't completely done you can add stuff later - like a bridge for instance. It's best to have a good song structure so that I can provide as much drumming as possible for you. Always include a click track, or at least provide the tempo you are planning to use. The fun is in the creative process, and my drumming ideas will bring life and energy to your song. My creative process feeds off of your ideas! I get "in the zone" and instinctively pound out drum parts that fit the style of your song.

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

  18. A: My husband, Chris, and I collaborate together on our work process. He engineers all of my drums. It starts by listening to the client's song, and getting a sense of what I think I can contribute on the drums. I write out each section, and start developing drum parts. My best work comes when I just sit down and play with the tracks. Once I have a feel for the song we can start recording! • Tune drums / change drum heads if needed • Position microphones • Start New Pro Tools session • Import clients demo track • Sound check drums/Adjust gain levels/Quick mix while sound checking • Check for any phase issues • Record sample section to make sure levels are good/Final adjustments • Begin recording passes of the song • Comp • Edit drums • Send the Client an mp3 of the drums minus last 5-10 seconds of song • Revise • Send Client final recorded multi-tracks

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

  20. A: Originally, I attended Columbia College in Chicago and studied studio recording for about 2-3 years. I was involved in a few local bands, and recorded two independent albums in the Chicago area. I joined Atlantic recording artist Skillet in 2000. Recorded 4 albums, toured relentlessly, and gained a wealth of experience over my 8 years with the band. I've been drumming for about 30 years now.

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

  22. A: I'm inspired by many great drummers. Here are a few: Dave Grohl, Steve Smith, Neil Peart, Chad Gracey, and Will Champion. My favorite male rock singer is Steve Perry of Journey. Favorite female rock singer is Ann Wilson of Heart. A few other production professionals that I highly respect are Quincey Jones, Howard Benson, Paul Ebersold, and Chris Lord-Alge.

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

  24. A: Play with a click track. It will save you a lot of time and energy in the end!

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Drum set work is my strongest skill. Rock, Pop/Rock, & alternative genres are my strength. I can do auxiliary percussion, i.e. tambourine, shakers, doumbek, and bongos if the client is interested. We can also record drum set material to be used as drum loops if that's what you're looking for.

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

  28. A: Rock, Pop/Rock, and Alternative styles of music.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: We have a cool space! Complete with my DW Drums Collector's Series - Pure Maple Silver Broken Glass FinishPly™ with Chrome Hardware. Standard Bass Drum 16x22, Standard Tom-Toms: 9x12, 14x16, 16x18, Solid Shell Maple DW Craviotto Snare 6.5x14, and the most recorded snare drum in history - a Ludwig Seamless Brass Shell Black Beauty 6.5x14. DW 9000 Series Double Bass Drum Pedals, and a variety of Avedis & Z Custom Zildjian Cymbals. Vic Firth products: 3A Wood Tip American Classic, VF mallets, and RUTE sticks. STUDIO GEAR: Hardware: iMac i7 32GB Ram Universal Audio Apollo x8p (2) Universal Audio Octo Satellite API 3124V Golden AGE PRE-1073 Summit Audio 2BA-221 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor DRUM MICS: Kick: AKG D112 MKII Snare Top: Shure SM57 Snare Bottom: Shure SM57 HI-Hat: Shure SM57 Tom 1: Shure SM57 Tom 2: Shure SM57 Floor Tom: Audix D4 Overheads: Shure SM81 (2) Room Mics: Warm Audio WA-87 (2) Mono Mic: RODE NT1 Misc: Shure SM7 UNIVERSAL AUDIO PLUGINS: Unison NEVE 1073 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Sonnox Oxford Envolution

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

  32. A: Lady Gaga plays the piano with such passion and conviction. I wonder what kind of sound it would produce if I ever got to collaborate with her. That would be amazing! She's so versatile, and always tries different styles. Panheads have always been (and still are) very dedicated fans. I'd love to have the opportunity to work with artists that have a passion and love for rock music.

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Instinctive and improvisational style in the rock, pop/rock, and alternative music genres. Worship-style music is another one of my strong points if clients are interested in sending me those types of songs also.

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

  36. A: Feel. Passion. Energy. Rock.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Tough one. I've had the privilege of recording in both worlds. There's just something about that big 2 inch tape reel that really inspires me. I absolutely love the big studio atmosphere and warm sound. When the drum tracks are dumped into Pro Tools you then enter the digital realm, but I have recorded straight into Pro Tools also. I love the warmth of analog, the work it takes to record to 2" tape, and the vibe of it all. I appreciate how far technology has come, and the accessibility/convenience of digital tracking. (sounds pretty dang good too!)

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

  40. A: The most common type of work I do is record live drum tracks on rock, pop/rock, & alternative style songs. My husband, Chris, and I then work together to comp, edit, and provide a rough mix.

  41. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  42. A: As I build this new chapter in my music career I look forward to connecting with musicians, producers, and engineers on SoundBetter. I hope to make tons of recommendations in the future!

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

  44. A: Sticks, snare drum, kick drum, hi-hat, kick pedal.

Terms Of Service

These are only guidelines. We'll work with you to get it right! Revisions are negotiable. Turn around varies with each project. Price includes drum tracking, comping, & basic editing.

GenresSounds Like
  • Seether
  • Live
  • Breaking Benjamin
Gear Highlights
  • DW Collector’s Series all maple drum kit
  • Solid shell maple DW Craviato Snare
  • Ludwig Black Beauty Snare
  • Avedis Zildjian & A Custom Cymbals
  • Remo Heads.
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$25 off your first song

  • Happy New Year!!Dec 31, 2022

    It’s almost 2023! Thank you to all of the great and talented musicians that I’ve had the privilege to work with on this platform throughout 2022! I look forward to meeting new people here and continuing to make music with as many of you as possible! Let’s ROCK in the New Year together! 


  • Comatose goes PlatinumNov 27, 2022

    Thank you to all the Panheads out there listening to the Comatose album! I’m finally getting a Platinum plaque for the single that was certified earlier this year! Y’all ROCK! Honored to have been a part of that album!

  • Drummathon 2022!Oct 18, 2022

    Last week I participated in my 4th Drummathon in a row for Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Foundation. The charity is based in Dallas, TX and they raise a ton of money each year to help in the fight against breast cancer. I'm also a 4 year survivor, so I HAD to get involved! For more info, or to donate: www.breastcancercanstickit.org

  • MaHA Rocks!Sep 26, 2022

    I had the honor of being invited to play on a rock song by an artist from Ukraine. Her name is MaHA Rocks, so please go find her on Spotify or wherever you stream music! I'll post an update when she releases the song I played on! Peace. Love.

  • Rock song for artist Hanging HamanSep 12, 2022

    Just finished drumming on a record for a rock artist named Hanging Haman. He's on all the platforms. Go check out his stuff! I'm sure he'll post on all socials when the song is done. Peace!

  • Drumming for the band IgnescentJul 13, 2022

    Hey everyone! I had the pleasure of sitting in with the Chicago-based band Ignescent this past weekend at Lifest! Super nice people, and a great band! They welcomed me in like family, and I play again coming up for Rock Fest, Cadot, WI! Go check out their music on Spotify or any streaming platform. Ignescent (ignescentmusic.com)

  • Tracking drums for new artist, AzariahApr 25, 2021

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    Tracked drums today for a new client, Azariah! This will be her second single called “We Are Warriors”. Look for it on Spotify or wherever you stream music!

  • “Producer of the Year” Grizzly Award NodJan 09, 2021

    Click here to vote for us! Hey! Chris & I are honored to be nominated by The Grizzly Awards for Producer of the Year! Fan voting will be open from January 7 until January 28. At that time, the winners will be determined by weighing the fan votes alongside those from our panel of industry experts. Winners will be announced during a livestream event on February 20, 2021.

  • I’m 2x’s Platinum!Nov 17, 2020

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    Honored this week with a Platinum Record! I’m very humbled & so thankful. Thank you Panheads! You rock! 🤯💿🤘🏼🤘🏼
    Presented to commemorate RIAA Platinum sales & streams of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Atlantic Records single “Whispers in the Dark”.
    Album: Comatose
    Certification date: March 2, 2020

  • Working with Jessica again!Nov 14, 2020

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    So cool to be working with a repeat client again, Jessica Walker. She does really great piano covers, and definitely gets me out of my comfort zone - which is a good thing! I have to strip things down & approach these projects differently than a full rock tune! Thanks for hiring me again! #gotchucovered

  • New Music Release!Oct 22, 2020

    “Saved The Day” New Single!

    Our new single “Saved The Day” hits stores next Friday 10-30-20! Pre-save now! I’m the drummer in this production, and my husband Chris wrote, engineered, and performed (singer/songwriter) the song for me about my battle with breast cancer in 2018. Check out Emerald Escape on all streaming services! Everything recorded at Ocean Studios. Thanks for supporting us!

  • Fundraising for Breast Cancer Can Stick It! FoundationsAug 02, 2020

    Drummathon 2020

    Follow the link above to check out my fundraising page for Drummathon 2020. I’m not only a professional drummer, but also a breast cancer survivor since 2018. If you’re able to contribute to a great cause please donate. Breast cancer hasn’t stopped, and every cent goes toward helping others through their journey. Thank you! 💝

  • Russia Rocks!Aug 01, 2020

    Click here!Tracking drums for a new pop-rock band out of Russia called Under Delusion. Songs are in English. Chris and I are having a blast with this and looking forward to the band releasing it - hopefully this year! Thanks for hiring me, Vasiliy!

  • “Another One” finished!Jul 24, 2020

    Thanks to Dennis for hiring me! We just wrapped everything up today. It was a pleasure working with you!

  • Drums for Dennis!Jul 18, 2020

    We are rockin’ Ocean Studios this month with a killer tune from Dennis who hired me to play on his Metallica-esque rock song!! I’m loving the Musical challenge and unique opportunities involved with this project! Thanks Dennis!

  • Piano covers w/percussionJun 27, 2020

    Lori On Percussion It was a blast getting to work on this song with Jessica Walker! Thank you for the kind words and the shout out! Please check it out when she releases it on July 1st! 🎹❤️🥁 Love the story & her heart behind it. Not to mention an excellent pianist also!


    Lori Peters was the drummer in this production. 

    Engineered & Mixed by Chris George at Ocean Studios.

  • Collaboration w/Forsaken HeroJun 27, 2020

    “These Moments” from the Quarantine Tapes EP Forsaken Hero & Emerald Escape collaboration releasing Friday, June 19th! Check it out! I was the drummer on this production. My husband, Chris, was the mix engineer and played piano.

  • DAV debut album - War ZoneJun 27, 2020

    WARZONE - debut album by band DAV

    I had the absolute pleasure of playing on 5 songs for this album. DAV was dedicated to this project, and his hard work shows! Did not cut any corners on these songs! 

  • My Interview with Ric Hare/Concert ConnectionApr 25, 2020

    Concert Connection Interview April 8, 2020

  • Drum Tutorial - “Kill The Pain” ( feat. Lori Peters)Mar 29, 2020

    Artist: Emerald Escape - Kill The Pain, released 3/13/20

  • “Kill The Pain” (feat. Lori Peters)Mar 14, 2020

    Official Audio Stream

  • Rock On Purpose Article. Click link below!Mar 08, 2020

    New Music Out March 13, 2020

  • “Kill The Pain” Featuring Lori Peters releasing March 13, 2020. Check out the link below!Mar 08, 2020

    "Kill The Pain" Teaser

  • Black Friday BirthdayNov 29, 2019

    Today is my birthday! Hopefully someone out there needs some rock drums recorded in my studio. Hit me up! 


  • Gearing up for another ROCK song!Nov 29, 2019

    Robert M. has hired me to play on his rock track! Can't wait to get started, and a BIG shout out to Robert....thanks man!

  • Finished Job!Oct 29, 2019

    Just finished up a job for Nate C. It was a pleasure working with him. Hope he comes back real soon! The song is off to a great start. \m/

  • Nate C. you rock!Oct 11, 2019

    Just was hired by Nate C. to recreate some Royal Blood sounding drums for his project. Thanks for the opportunity, and can't wait to get started!

  • October 6, 2019 in Dallas, TXOct 10, 2019

    Drummathon was a success this past Sunday in Dallas, TX! SO many amazing drummers! Go check out all the pics on Facebook and Instagram! @loripeters_hitsdrums

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    Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Foundation

  • Drummathon 2019Sep 17, 2019

    Lori Peters October 6, 2019, Dallas, TX

    I’m an official celeb drummer at this years Drummathon in Dallas, TX. If your able to come please come and support Breast Cancer Can Stick It! I’ll be playing live on the big stage at some point during the day. If you’d like to support me online please go to www.drummathon.org



  • Drummathon.orgAug 01, 2019

    Looking forward to Drummathon 2019! A rockin’ event to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. Oct. 6, 2019 at Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, 10am-7pm. If I raise enough money I’ll get to drum on stage! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, but I’m doing great! #survivor

    If you’d like to donate please follow this link to Breastcancercanstickit.org


  • DAVJun 07, 2019

    It was amazing to drum on the song "All It Takes" for DAV music. Thanks for letting me put my stamp on it, and I'm so glad the single is doing so well! 


    Can't wait to hear the other 3 songs I tracked with DAV. I'll post more when after he mixes them.

  • Platinum Status!May 21, 2017

    Just received a plaque in the mail for an album I played on for Skillet. Comatose finally went Platinum! Awesome! Skillet fans ROCK!