Paul Jones | Session Drummer | Drum Tracks | Lessons

Paul Jones | Session Drummer | Drum Tracks | Lessons

About Paul

Paul Jones is a UK session musician. He also offers a bespoke online drum tracks service from his South London studio which he also teaches from. Currently playing for Alison Moyet and (x)Propaganda.

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; Labrinth, Sigma, Alison Moyet, (x)Propaganda, Mica Paris and Leee John (Imagination). Not to mention International artists including Rahsaan Patterson, the late and great Don Blackman and not forgetting the incredible Bamboo 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.

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 also offers One to One drum tuition from his South London studio. Skype drum lessons are now also available.

Paul is proud to be sponsored by

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Drum Tracks

WANT ‘REAL DRUM TRACKS‘ ON YOUR RECORDINGS??

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

He has a variety of industry standard microphones, quality pre amps a variety of kits and snares to help make your drum recording work for you.

Click the links below to hear drums tracked in the studio.

Studio equipment includes:
Apple MacBook Pro running Logic X and Ableton Live 9. Motu / Focusrite audio interfaces,  Genelec / Fostex monitors. Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Rhode, Oktava microphones and a Yamaha subkick. 

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HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

 

  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 the 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 audio stems (or multitrack session).
  5. Turnaround in as little as 48hrs.

 

Order ‘your’ bespoke real drum tracks today!

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“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)

Tour Dates

ALISON MOYET 2019

TEARS FOR FEARS (SPECIAL GUEST)

31st JANUARY – 3 ARENA, DUBLIN

2nd FEBRUARY – ECHO ARENA, LIVERPOOL

3rd FEBRUARY – MOTORPOINT ARENA, CARDIFF

4th FEBRUARY – THE BRIGHTON CENTRE, BRIGHTON

6th FEBRUARY – THE O2, LONDON

7th FEBRUARY – BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, BOURNEMOUTH

9th FEBRUARY – FIRST DIRECT ARENA, LEEDS

11th FEBRUARY – THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

12th FEBRUARY – GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM

13th FEBRUARY – MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM

12th JULY – TOLLWOOD SUMMER FESTIVAL, MUNICH, GERMANY

HEADLINE SHOW

15th FEBRUARY – GLOUSTER HALL, JERSEY

JOOLS HOLLAND (SPECIAL GUEST)

11th JULY – ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW GARDENS, LONDON

(x)PROPAGANDA / D:UEL 2019

18th MAY – FESTIVAL, BOCHUM, GERMANY

30th AUGUST – HARD CLUB, PORTO, PORTUGAL

31st AUGUST – TIME OUT MARKET, LISBON, PORTUGAL

6th SEPTEMBER – COLUMBIA THEATRE, BERLIN, GERMANY

7th SEPTEMBER – GRUENSPAN, HAMBURG, GERMANY

8th SEPTEMBER – ZECHE BOCHUM, BOCHUM, GERMANY

Portfolio

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

His credits include:

  • Mikey Graham
  • Etta Bond
  • Boney M
  • Spacek
  • Leee John (Imagination)
  • Sheila Ferguson
  • All Saints
  • Tkay Maidza
  • Ona Onabule
  • Loose Ends
  • Tyler James
  • Alison Limerick
  • Rodney P
  • Modjo
  • Labrinth
  • Rahsaan Patterson
  • Bamboo
  • DON BLACKMAN
  • Cleopatra
  • Raf Riley
  • Sigma
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Noel McKoy
  • Mica Paris

Lessons

DRUM LESSONS (LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE)

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:

  • Skype Lessons
  • Advanced / Pro level and beyond. Beginners to intermediate also welcome!
  • 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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