Luke Middleton

Session Drummer

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Have you ever wondered what the blood, sweat and tears of hundreds of hours in the studio and thousands of miles on the road sounds like but without the ego? Read on to find out how I can help your music stand out from the crowd…

I'm Luke - a professional drummer with a mighty appetite for rock and metal music.

So what makes a good drum track? Decades of learning and great mics in a great room are important but true character and real feel come from experience.

I’ve toured internationally in prestigious venues such as the O2 Arena in London and the Bus Palladium in Paris; shared the stage with the likes of Diamond Head, Orange Goblin and Royal Thunder; played in front of thousands at open air festivals such as Bloodstock and Lakefest in the UK and Summer Breeze in Germany; and had my work released worldwide with artists like 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 in the UK.

I tell you this because I want you to be impressed enough to consider hiring me but I also pride myself on being attentive and easy to work with and will always go the extra mile for my clients, which you’ll read in my reviews.

If you’re looking for an experienced drummer who’s truly dedicated to his craft and won’t rest until you’ve got the amazing results you need, I’d say you’ve found him.

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

18 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Harold G.
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    Luke is an awesome drummer and musician. Very professional and nice guy., Asked me my expectations and delivers a pro drum session. This is my third project with him, and there will be a forth 😎 Makes my music shine \m/ \m/ 10 Stars Recommended

  2. Review by NAMIRA Productions
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    Great work, he knows what he has to do to get the drums sound right. Didn't have any comment or revisions, Just send him detailed requirements and leave the rest to his talent.
    He processes the signals very well (EQ, Recording techniques, etc). The project was having dynamic tempo and he managed to do it pretty right.

    Well definitely work with him again.
    Well done Luke 👌

  3. Review by Max S.
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    Nothing but a pro! Glad to have found him!

  4. Review by Shaun D.
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    Great results and pleasure to work with.

  5. Review by Max S.
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    Luke is a dope drummer! Great to work with too! Easy and professional.

  6. Review by Harold G.
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    Came thru again! Awesome drum skills always prompt and professional great communication. Knows what the song needs and delivers the goods. Will contact again for more projects. 10 Stars **********

  7. Review by Harold G.
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    Very professional, knew what I wanted and played what the song called for. Will definitely work with Luke again. Pain free, awesome drums! Recommended!!!!!!

  8. Review by Shaun D.
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    This is the second time we have used Luke, and again he was profession, friendly and produced amazing results.

  9. Review by Max S.
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    Luke really helped me out when I really needed it! I can be very picky as I have worked on these songs with 2 other drummers and Luke came in and was a perfect fit!

  10. Review by Max S.
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    I really enjoyed working with Luke! He is an excellent drummer and easy to work with! I haven't run into anything he can't do yet! Very versatile and that was what I needed! I have done a few songs with him and have 5 more songs that I will be hoping to work with him on for this album!

  11. Review by Max S.
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    I have done four songs with Luke and he did an amazing job! Definitely consider him for your project!

  12. Review by Shaun D.
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    A truly amazing and talented drummer, as well as a nice guy.
    Great communication with a friendly manner.

    Kept us up to day as work progressed and final results were exactly what we wanted.

    Would definately recommend and will be using Luke again.

  13. 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!

  14. 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 !

  15. Review by Carl Gethin
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    Luke is a fantstic drummer combining great technique with real feel and he always knows what is right for the song. Top guy too with a great attitude!

  16. Review by Jen
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    Luke is a very committed and talented drummer able to play many kinds of music styles. He really has an eye (ear) for detail and great ideas. He definitely knows how to mix professionalism and fun! It's a pleasure to work with him and if you need, not a good, but a HIGH LEVEL result, you're on the good page!

  17. 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!

  18. 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 two 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 Export ELX & Chequerplate Custom Acrylic drums
  • Paiste 2002 & Dimensions cymbals
  • Aston Origin
  • Rode NT5 (2)
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure PG52
  • Shure PG56 (3)
  • Shure PG81 (2)
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Cubase DAW
  • balanced frequency response live room
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