Paul Jones | Session Drummer | Online Session Drum Recording | Drum Lessons

Paul Jones | Session Drummer | Online Session Drum Recording | Drum Lessons

About Paul

Paul Jones is a UK session drummer who also runs a bespoke online session drum recording service from his South London studio. Currently playing live for Alison Moyet, (x)Propaganda and Josh Milan.

As a seasoned music professional, his knowledge and experience over recent years has helped provide that all important backbone for all artists alike including UK acts; Alison Moyet, Labrinth, Sigma, Spacek, Mica Paris, Cleopatra (Comin’ Atcha),  Leee John (Imagination) and International artists; Tkay Maidza (Australia), (x)Propaganda, Rahsaan Patterson, the late / great Don Blackman and the incredible Bamboo Manalac from the Philippines.

His deep pocket, sense of dynamics and versatility keep people knocking at his door, enabling him to continue to bridge the musical gap and provide that rhythmical x-factor to all the artists he plays for.

His online session drum recording service provides that very same attitude, vibe and precision but tailored directly to your song(s) and productions!

Paul’s personal taste is incredibly diverse, with strong influences coming from the late 80s rave / house scene, 80s, 90s and 00s rock and pop, plus early hip hop, 70s funk, R&B/soul, rock, jazz fusion and jungle / drum and bass.  Together, these are the foundation for the musician he is today.

Paul is proud to be sponsored by

“I can say without hesitation that [Paul] is a consummate & passionate professional, never satisfied with giving anything less than his best.”
Gordon Hulbert (Chaka Khan / Russell Watson)

Portfolio

Paul has worked with a host of high quality session musicians and artists alike, both as a touring musician and in the studio.

His credits include:

  • Rodney P
  • Rahsaan Patterson
  • Mikey Graham
  • Modjo
  • ALISON MOYET
  • Noel McKoy
  • DON BLACKMAN
  • Loose Ends
  • ETTA BOND
  • BAMBOO
  • Sheila Ferguson
  • Mica Paris
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Ona Onabule
  • Boney M
  • SIGMA
  • Tyler James
  • TKAY MAIDZA
  • LABRINTH
  • ALISON LIMERICK
  • All Saints
  • SPACEK
  • RAF RILEY
  • Leee John (Imagination)
  • XPROPAGANDA
  • STEVE SPACEK

 Videos

PRESS ARTICLES

RHYTHM MAGAZINE INTERVIEW – DRUMMING WITH SIGMA

MUSIC RADAR ARTICLE – GUIDE TO PLAYING FUNK

Tour Dates

JOSH MILAN 2020

22nd MARCH – SOUTHPORT SOUL WEEKENDER, LONDON

(x)PROPAGANDA / D:UEL 2020

2nd SEPTEMBER – COLUMBIA THEATRE, BERLIN, GERMANY

4th SEPTEMBER – STAHLWERK, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

5th SEPTEMBER – DAS BETT, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

6th SEPTEMBER – TECHNIKUM, MUNICH, GERMANY

Online Session Drum Recording

NEED 'REAL' DRUMS?

Paul is an accomplished session drummer and has a fully equipped studio based in South London where he offers an online session drum recording service to record high quality drum tracks specifically for your song.

He has a variety of kits and a collection of snares at his disposal, coupled with industry standard microphones all going through quality pre amps, so achieving that million dollar drum sound you desire won’t be a problem.

Click the links below to hear Paul’s drums recorded in his studio and get your online session drum recording today!

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Studio equipment includes

  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Logic Pro X
  • Audient ASP880 / Audient iD22 audio interfaces.
  • Genelec 8030B / Fostex PM1 monitors.

Microphone list

  • Beyerdynamic M160
  • Oktava MK012 (matched pair)
  • Shure SM57
  • Shure SM57 Beta
  • Shure B52A
  • AKG D112
  • Sennheiser e604 (3 of)
  • Yamaha subkick
  • Rhode NT1A

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ONLINE SESSION DRUM RECORDING CHECKLIST!

  1. We discuss the style / feel you are after and any specifics you require for the song along with which sample rate you desire.
  2. You upload your song(s) minus drums along with any reference songs and / or guide drums if necessary.
  3. I’ll send you MP3 updates of  your online drum recording so that you can track my progress, and include the opportunity for you to make up to ‘three’ revisions before agreeing on the final recording.
  4. Once you’re completely satisfied, I’ll send you the separate raw audio stems for your online session drum recording (or a multitrack session).
  5. Turnaround in as little as 48hrs.

 

Order ‘your’ bespoke real online session drum recording today!

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Lessons

ONLINE DRUM LESSONS (SPACES AVAILABLE)

In light of the current Corona Virus situation, Paul is currently offering online lessons, if you’re interested to find out more, hit the Book Now button below.

Paul offers affordable 1 to 1 tuition in his South London studio with an emphasis on groove, solid time keeping and song playing; drawing from a wealth of experience playing to audiences all over the world from intimate venues to academies, outdoor festivals, arena and stadium tours.

Some of the key things Paul offers:

  • Advanced / Pro level and beyond. Beginners to intermediate also welcome!
  • WhatsApp video / Skype Lessons / FaceTime
  • Working with drum electronics
  • Song playing and demistifying fill placements
  • Click training and working with backing tracks for live
  • Mentoring / industry guidance and advice

All drum lessons are individually tailored to help take you to the next level.

NEW HYBRID KIT LESSONS / DRUM TRIGGERING

Paul specialises not only in acoustic drumming but can also help you to choose and add on drum electronics and edit custom samples to get you gig / tour ready with your own personalised hybrid setup.

I work with Logic X, Ableton Live 9, Roland SPD SX, TM6 Pro, TMC6, V Drum pads and triggers, Drum Tech FatKat pedals / Polepads and the Akai MPC1000.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

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DBS checked (enhanced certificate).

Masterclasses are also available on how to approach to drum triggering within today’s crossover electronic / acoustic genres using hybrid acoustic /electronic drumkits.

Also how to work with click tracks, input song material into a DAW and cover techniques to successfully combine playback and live drumming elements.

Click below to watch ACM’s and ICMP’s videos of Paul during his visits to the Academy and the Institute earlier this year.

Masterclasses

The masterclasses address Paul’s approach to the recreation of acoustic / electronic pop music, including but not exclusive to Drum & Bass, house and garage in todays live settings.

Much of the music he has been touring with for the last 7 years has seen him using a setup consisting of Roland V Drums, TM2 / TMC6 trigger units alongside his Sakae Almighty acoustic kit with an Akai MPC1000 at the heart of it all.

For bookings and more information, click on the link.

22nd FEBRUARY 2017- ACM GUILDFORD

24th FEBRUARY 2017 – SALFORD UNIVERSITY

21st APRIL 2017 – BIMM MANCHESTER

26th APRIL 2017 – BIMM DUBLIN

5th MAY 2017 – LIPA LIVERPOOL

12th MAY 2017 – BIMM BRISTOL

3rd JUNE 2017 – ACADEMY OF MUSIC, GLASGOW

9th OCTOBER 2017 – ICMP, LONDON

13th OCTOBER 2017 – RNCM, MANCHESTER

Contact

Studio address:
Unit 1, DRCA Business Centre
Charlotte Despard Ave
Battersea
London, SW11 5HD.

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