Junior Padilla

Multi Genre Session Drummer

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If you're looking for deep grooves and creative drumming I'm your guy. Coming from strong production/composing roots, I instantly play from within the music and set a groove so deep in the song the band simply becomes glued to it!

I posses the ability to induce great tones out of my instrument, it will become evident within the first bar of the song. I was fortunate to have studied under the legendary drum instructor Pat Petrillo at his then Groove Academy. Pat quickly turned me into a gigging drummer playing venues like The Stone Pony with various local bands in NJ. Originally from NYC I now calls Nashville, TN my home where I own a production studio, and freelance as drummer. "

My biggest asset is using my ears and heart to give the music what it's asking for along with guidance from the writer/composers. The service offer is a fully produced drum track recorded in an analog meets digital studio. I've found that this give a unique sound to recordings and gives music a deeper soulful character.

List of gear Includes:
Custom Maryland Drum Company Set
Roland TD10 Electronic Drum Kit
Bosphorus Cymbals
Evans Heads
Audix, Earthworks, Lewitt, Sound Deluxe, Neuman, Shure Microphones,
Sound Craft Ghost Console - CAL Modified
RME UFXIII/M32 A/D Interface/Convertor
Software: Ableton, Logic Pro, DP11, Protools,

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with Junior Padilla

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

  2. A: Steve Gadd, David Foster, John Williams.

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

  4. A: Remote Tracking, Drums, Percussion, Keys.


Terms Of Service

I will deliver drumming projects within Seven (6) business days unless we discuss otherwise. Three (2) revisions are included with this service. More revisions can be negotiated if needed.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bruno Mars
  • John Mayer
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
Gear Highlights
  • Protools
  • Ableton
  • RME
  • Avalon
  • Universal Audio
  • SoundCraft
  • Earthworks
  • Lewitt
  • Roland
  • Yamaha
  • Neuman
  • Shure
  • Sound Deluxe
  • BeyerDynamic
  • Novation
  • Event
  • Akai
  • SWR
  • Fender
  • Segovia
  • ToonTracks
  • Native Instruments
  • Gospel Musicians
  • Isotope.
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