Paul Jones is a UK session musician and educator. As a seasoned music professional, his knowledge and experience has helped artists like Sigma, Labrinth and others, sell out their live shows and tours both here in the UK and Worldwide and become household names.
His deep pocket, sense of dynamics and versatility keep people knocking at his door. And his varied experience is no accident;
Paul’s personal taste is incredibly diverse, with strong influences coming from the late 80s rave / house scene, 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
xPROPAGANDA / D:UEL, AUTUMN 2018
19th AUGUST – W FEST, AMOUGIES, BELGIUM
9th SEPTEMBER – NCN FEST, DEUTZEN NR LEIPZIG, GERMANY
9th NOVEMBER – ROADMENDERS, NORTHAMPTON
10th NOVEMBER – LRC, NORWICH
16th NOVEMBER – O2 BOURNEMOUTH, BOURNEMOUTH
17th NOVEMBER – O2 INSTITUTE 1, BIRMINGHAM
23rd NOVEMBER – O2 ABC, GLASGOW
24th NOVEMBER – O2 ACADEMY, LIVERPOOL
30th NOVEMBER – SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
1st DECEMBER – O2 ACADEMY 1, BRISTOL
7th DECEMBER – O2 RITZ, MANCHESTER
8th DECEMBER – O2 ACADEMY 1, SHEFFIELD
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
Online Drum Recording
Want ‘REAL LIVE’ drums on your recordings???
Paul is an accomplished session drummer and has a fully equipped studio based in South London where he ‘now’ offers an online drum recording service.
He has a full selection of microphones, quality pre amps a variety of kits and snares to help make your fully drum recording work for you.
Click the links below to hear drum recordings tracked in the studio.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
- We discuss the style / feel you are after and any specifics you require in your drum recording.
- You upload track along with any reference songs and / or guide drums.
- I’ll send you an MP3 of the drum recording with my drums for your approval and include the opportunity to make ‘three’ revisions to the final recording.
- Once you’re completely satisfied, I send you separate audio stems / multitrack session in the desired format!
- Turnaround in as little as 48hrs.
Order your drums today!
“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)
Paul has worked with a host of high quality session musicians and artists alike, both in the studio and touring.
His credits include:
DRUM LESSONS (SPACES AVAILABLE)
Paul offers affordable One to One tuition in his South London studio with emphasis on groove, solid time keeping and song playing; drawing from a wealth of experience playing to audiences all over the world from intimate acoustic sets, numerous festivals, arena and stadium tours.
Some of the key things Paul offers:
- Beginners, intermediate to advanced and beyond. Pro players more than welcome!
- Click training, working with backing tracks
- Song playing / fill placements
- Working with drum electronics
- 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.
FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE
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.
Unit 1, DRCA Business Centre
Charlotte Despard Ave
London, SW11 5HD.