Liam Killen

Session Drummer/Producer

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Hi. I'm Liam. I am an online session drummer & producer who wants to help improve the sound of your music. I have delivered quality tracks to people around the globe. As a team, we can collaborate to bring your ideas to the next level.

I have been an avid musician since I can remember and am fortunate enough to have made a career out of my passion for over a decade. I live for the process of making music, every step of the way. From the spark of an exciting new idea to eventually producing a polished song, it's all such a fun and passionate experience for me.

I've been performing in bands since the tender age of 16, having toured with groups involved with Warner Bros, Indica Records, Spectra Musique and Stomp Records. My drumming is featured on a Juno nominated album "Blue Ceilings" by The Franklin Electric, among many other artists. I have performed for crowds ranging from zero to 100,000, sharing the stage with some of the most popular bands today. And I have produced, mixed, and played drums on hundreds of recordings to date.

Initially starting as a session drummer, being part of the puzzle and helping others create music is something that I am very comfortable with. Over the years I have also become experienced with taking the lead and producing full tracks from scratch. I aim to provide excellent communication, pay extra attention to the real nitty gritty and make sure to take the extra step and provide a polished final product that everyone is happy with.

Drum Sounds: https://www.wearedynamitemusic.com/drum-sounds-purchase

Instagram Drum Videos: https://www.instagram.com/likillen/?hl=en

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

28 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by WILNY P.
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    It was a pleasure to work with you Liam. Your communication about project progress put me at ease about my project. I don't doubt we will collaborate again.

  2. Review by Robert S.
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    Second job with Liam. He completed the job day of and was spot on. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Virginia K.
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    This is the third time now that I've worked with Liam. He continues to understand exactly what kind of groove I'm looking for and delivers several creative options for me to choose from. Great to work with. I highly recommend!

  4. Review by Pezen
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    Super awesome drummer. Fast delivery and amazing playing!

  5. Review by Virginia K.
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    Great job, as always!

  6. Review by Virginia K.
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    Liam yet again delivered several wonderful options for my project. It was difficult picking the right one since they all fit so well. Exactly what I was looking for, and would highly recommend!

  7. Review by Emily G.
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    Liam was amazing to work with! He was so friendly and easy to work with. He completely understood my vision and I was so happy with every single cue he came up with. I would hire him again and recommend him to anyone looking for a composer!

  8. Review by Jerry L.
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    Once again, Liam nailed it! This is the second project I have collaborated with Liam on, and I am so pleased to have worked with him. Excellent sound quality and playing.

  9. Review by Mihran A.
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    Liam is a total professional. Within 5 minutes of hearing a few reference tracks, he was ripping it up. Great work!

  10. Review by Jerry L.
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    Pleasure working with Liam. Prompt, professional, great sounding service!

  11. Review by Celina W.
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    Very easy to work with. Efficient and responds quickly! Always delivers. Thanks for the hard work Liam!

  12. Review by Virginia K.
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    Liam was super professional and fast! He delivered more than was asked and gave several wonderful options and takes fro my project. I highly recommend!

  13. Review by Robert S.
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    Liam did a great job mixing my track. I asked for a clean and crisp mix and that's exactly what I got! Definitely a go to for future projects.

  14. Review by Celina W.
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    Professional, reliable, and easy to work with. Great product every time!

  15. Review by Celina W.
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    Creative and efficient. Liam is consistent in the quality of his work. His prices are very reasonable and he always delivers. Love working with this guy!

  16. Review by Evan M.
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    Liam was extremely professional, quick and very easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  17. Review by monique f.
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    great and professional. Easy to work with. Good with suggestions/critiques

  18. Review by Max B.
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    Super quick, super organised and brilliantly played.

  19. Review by Zachary D.
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    Great to work with. Always delivers on time. Even with tight deadlines!

  20. Review by Celina W.
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    Liam continues to deliver with every job. He mixed my song exactly how I wanted it. It sounds clean and polished and still very organic. Always great working with him!

  21. Review by Curtis K.
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    Liam is an absolutely amazing drummer. He just completed a track song on my new album for me and it was perfect. Amazing groove! Highly recommended.

  22. Review by Bjorn L.
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    Liam delivered good quality stuff, and on time. Couldn't ask for more.

  23. Review by Celina W.
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    Just completed the 3rd song on my album with Liam. I was very satisfied with his drum track, he executed the dynamics of the song really well and understood the overall direction I was aiming for.

  24. Review by Jordan L.
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    was awesome working with Liam! great beats, playing, time, knowledge, attitude, punctuality, etc!

  25. Review by Celina W.
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    I've had the pleasure now of working with Liam on two separate occasions. His attention to detail was extremely impressive and essential to the quality of the project. He is dedicated, hardworking and reliable but also very creative. I hope to continue to work with him and again, would highly recommend him to anyone for their own musical project.

  26. Review by Wayn T.
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    Liam's work is fast and efficient and I would gladly work with him and again as well as recomend him to others for similiar jobs.

  27. Review by Evan M.
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    Working with Liam was a breeze. He was very quick at responding, turned the music around very fast and the quality of his drumming was pro. Looking forward to working with him again! Highly recommended!!!

  28. Review by Celina Wolfe
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    Liam has a great work ethic. He's punctual, focused and an outstanding musician to work with. He can easily pick up songs he's never played or heard before and knows exactly what to add in terms of groove and feel without over doing it. He is a master at his instrument and anyone would be lucky to have him on board for their project. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Interview with Liam Killen

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

  2. A: For me, communication is the key to efficiency! References are important and a big time saver.

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

  4. A: Slate VMS, SM7B, RME Babyface Pro, Macbook Pro (with lots of plug ins), Acoustic Guitar

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

  6. A: My career path has been very interesting. I started off playing in local bands at the age of 16, having gone on my first tour at age 19. I made a living performing and teaching while attending McGill University. In 2014, I received my bachelors in Performance on Jazz Drums. I made some great connections and eventually started touring/recording in studios full time, learning tips on how to produce music along the way. While on tour I became good friends with a top seller on one of the biggest production libraries worldwide. He mentioned that I had a good ear for production music, which is how that door was opened! Since then i've also picked up film composing as well as sound design and have recorded drums on numerous projects including bands music, trailers, stock music as well as custom music.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Being a drummer, my forte is rhythm. I have a good ear for intricate/simple beats and have a unique sense of layering, dynamics and balance.

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

  10. A: These days, it's really important to be diverse if you want to make a living. I've produced Pop, Ambient, Rock, Disco, Reggae, Electronic, Children's, Jazz, Folk, EDM and Film compositions. I also have well over 200 stock music tracks on some of the most prominent Production libraries world wide, some of which are top selling. Libraries including; Premium Beat, Shuttersock Music, Shockwave Sound, Beatsuite and Third Side Music.

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

  12. A: Generally,

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: My studio is situated in the creative hub of Montreal, Mile end. Equipped with a fully mic'd Vintage Ludwig drum kit.I record with an Apogee Ensemble and have an assortment of mics to choose from.

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

  16. A: I'm very easily inspired. Right now, my peers are the ones that push me to progress/succeed the most.

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

  18. A: Seeing as I have a full set up to record high quality live drums, i'm offering my services as a session drummer. I'm also offering to record/produce tracks of various genres, including: pop, hip hop, EDM, ambient and film music.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ben Howard
  • The Strokes
  • James Brown
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Ludwig Drums of all Shapes and Sizes
  • Apogee Ensemble
  • Neve 1073 Preamps
  • Slate VMS
  • Avantone CK 40
  • Senheisser 421's
  • 2 Shure SM 57's
  • 2 Cascade Fatheads
  • Shure Beta 52A
  • Shure SM7B
  • Logic Pro X
  • Endless Software Instrument Plug ins
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