Musical drummers are hard to come by. I'm your guy! When you work with me, you'll feel good about your music. Two cool accomplishments: 1. I rocked out opening for Shinedown in Okinawa Japan! 2. I produced and performed on a recording with jazz great Misha Piatigorsky!
From 2011 - 2018 I have toured with Lynrd Skynrd, Weezer, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Steppenwolf, Chris Cornell, The Band Perry, Kansas, and many others.
From rock and roll to jazz, I can provide meaningful, tasteful, and character filled drum parts for your music. I'll be able to send you the individual drum tracks and a midi file, so you have the flexibility to choose whichever sounds you feel the song needs.
If you are looking for a rap/hip hop groove I can also create some fantastic beats for you. If it's drums and rhythm that you need, look no further.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
2 ReviewsEndorse Samuel Fishman
Super professional and easy to work with!
He responds very quickly and will spend the extra time to get you exactly what you want.
Very Versatile and Friendly! Highly Recommend!!
Sam is a brilliant drummer and a hardworker who always brings 100%! He intuitively understands when and how to be the foundation of a tune so the rest of the band can shine, or when to fill the pockets of silence with incredible fills and creativity. Sam is easy to work with, professional, and has incredibly fleshed out skills and instincts. A+ for Sam!
Linking a song where he absolutely kills it below:
Interview with Samuel Fishman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Producing and drumming on The End of Time. It's an out of the box and intense audio recording that was the result of some serious life experiences! I collaborate with many people and it makes me believe in the power of teamwork and reminds me of the great things we can accomplish if we work together!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How picky are you?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: There is no usual.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The best studio setup in the world. (For drums).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tyler Spratt is a good guy to work with. His turnaround time is fast.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Love real drums. They add so much more to the dynamics of a song. It all depends on the needs of the client.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll feel good about your song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being creative and helping others realize their visions.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask about cost. I tell them, "do you want a good product or not?"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: This is not a process that can be rushed, nor is it easy.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be sure to have a vision in mind and be open to the process of growing that vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, condenser mics, drums, marimba, chimes
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in music since the third grade when I started taking drum lessons. For the past 7 years I've toured the country and produced my own musical projects.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic, real, soulful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Mastodon.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Performance is key.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Rhythm and structure!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul, heart, character, creativity, authenticity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Talking on the phone for an introduction is the first step. This is where everything gets sorted out and expectations laid out.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sylvia Massey, Ron St. Germain, Steve Jordan, to name a few...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Live Drums/Drum Programming. I also do creative consulting to help clients realize their visions.