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Peter Swindley

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I am an enthusiastic and accomplished drummer and musician with over 10 years playing experience (Gigged with some well known names and large venues.. listed at the bottom). I have a 2:1 degree in commercial music (performance) and hold grade 8 drums. I cover all styles; rock, funk, jazz, latin, reggae, blues. I enjoy playing everything. Please see video/ audio links at the bottom!

I play confidently and intuitively (and if necessary, spontaneously) so I am useful when it comes to dep work. I have a very flexible, adaptable technique and good time feel. I'm sensitive to the requirements of the music whilst adding flair and creativity. I enjoy the fun of performing but also recognize that ambition and effort are important ingredients for good music. I have really good gear and my own transport.


Please try to contact me via text or phone, other methods will be less direct!:
Mobile: 07549667632 (preferred) Home: 01227 638520

Quick Bio:
I started out as a keyboard/piano player at the age of ten. I still keep up my piano playing and have a deep understanding of the way music works as far as pitch and harmony are concerned.
I started drumming at around fourteen. For around five years I was taught by Ken West at Yamaha Music School in Canterbury. During this time I worked very hard on my technical ability and made rapid progress.
Since then I have played countless gigs and shows which has given me solid confidence.
I have just finished a degree in commercial music at Christchurch University in Broadstairs where I received instrumental tuition from Jason McCluskey, one of Kent's best rock drummers. This course challenged me to develop my overall feel to a much higher level. My musical skills aren't just limited to performance; I tracked, mixed and produced the album 'All Of Me' by Change Canterbury in my self built project recording studio. I have done live sound reinforcement ('sound guy') for SMB Church, Canterbury.

Performing Experience: (a couple of these guys have a Wikipedia page!)

Played Drums with/at:
'Jacuzzi Soup'- Kent based function band (April 2013- December 2013) 'Benzie' (Kent based rock oriented function band- Sept 2011 to Oct 2012). Wayne Huirua at Change Canterbury 2011 (Parachute Band). Noel McCalla at Broadstairs Pavilion (Moon, Manfred Mann, Sniff 'n' the Tears, Mike Rutherford, Morrissey-Mullen, McCalla). Dudley Ross. Natural Selection 2010/2011 (East Kent based funk/rock/fusion band). St. Peter’s Reggae band 2010 (in East Kent). SMB Church Canterbury (2007-2012). 'Interseptors' Showband (September 2012). Played at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (1000 seat audience): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 (YMS yearly showcase). Played at the Quarterhouse Theatre, Folkestone 2011, 2012 (Canterbury Christchurch University Commercial Music programme showcase).

Audio links:

A beautiful debut album from Nicola Palmer (I drum tracks 1,2 and 6)
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Reviews (2)
Peter is one of the best drummers that I've had the pleasure of working with. We worked together on the production of the funk/soul album Open by Palmer/Childs where I was the producer. Peter was able to contribute significantly to the energy and groove of the recordings. This highly technical album would not have been possible without his skills and ability. Lastly, Peter was an absolute professional and a dream to work with. He was very patient, working together with the sound engineer to find the best drum sounds and to fulfil my creative vision for the album. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Peter for any projects!
byGuy Cresswell,
I can wholeheartedly recommend Peter to you, over a 35 year career in music he is without doubt one the best drummers I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is conscientious, well prepared, professional and his time keeping on and off the kit is exemplary, book him while you still can!