Luke Middleton

Session Drummer

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Hi, I'm Luke and I specialise in recorded and live rock and metal drumming. Artists I have worked with include Fire Red Empress, who have been featured in Classic Rock, Kerrang and Metal Hammer magazines and played on BBC Radio 1, Planet Rock, Kerrang and Scuzz TV. If you want big grooves to help your track stand out from the crowd I'm your guy!

I've loved music for longer than I can remember and since becoming a full-time professional drummer and forming my own company Vanguard Drums over a decade ago, I've been fortunate enough to work with some incredible people making amazing music.

My recorded performances can be heard on numerous albums, EPs and singles with a variety of different artists and I have hundreds of hours of touring experience from prestigious music venues like the O2 Academy and the Slade Rooms to alternative outdoor music festivals such as Summer Breeze and Bloodstock, which has an annual attendance of 15,000 people.

From my studio I can remotely deliver high-quality bespoke drum tracks tailor-made to the requirements of any project and I have the means of transportation and mobile accommodation to travel for live performances anywhere in the world.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reviews (4)

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  1. Review by Max S.
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    Luke was great to work with and did everything he promised he would and more! This was a really excellent experience! I am getting more songs together as we speak for him to work on!

  2. Review by Vittorio R.
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    Luke is a great drummer capable of producing great drum tracks across a wide range of genres.
    Rock & Roll !

  3. Review by David
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    Luke is an outstanding drummer capable of producing great drum tracks across a wide range of genres. He will work with you to create exactly what you are looking for – he has a real ear for quality and detail. Friendly and efficient!

  4. Review by Richard
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    Brilliant drummer and a top bloke too!
    I was looking to add a real drum sound to my tracks as I both dislike programming and coming up with decent drum grooves, not being a drummer by trade. I sent over the tracks with minimal notes and before I knew it they were returned. Needless to say It was worth every penny. If it's rock/metal drumming your after Luke is your guy. Highly recommended.

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Terms Of Service

Regarding drum tracks I aim to understand what you want and get it right first time but for peace of mind I offer three takes included in the price. My typical turn-around time is 3-5 working days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Alter Bridge
  • Pearl Jam
  • Volbeat
Gear Highlights
  • Pearl ELX Export drums & hardware
  • Chequerplate Custom Acrylic LED drums & Gibraltar hardware
  • Paiste 2002 and Dimensions cymbals
  • Shure SM57s
  • Shure PG52s
  • Shure PG56s
  • Shure PG81s
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Cubase + various plugins
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