Client focused, musically intelligent drum tracks. Let’s chat about your needs; I can get inside your song with you to help realise your vision and emotion of your music. Expect more than just high quality drum tracks…
Who am I?
I’ve been a working drummer for many years and when I’m not in my studio I am touring the UK with tribute bands, performing in musicals, or working with my band, Khaki Scouts. I have studied with many of the worlds greatest drummers, including Dave Weckl, Peter Erskine, Neal Wilkinson and Pete Riley.
I love working with different artists and doing something different everyday. I’m sure I’ll love working with you too. I want you to be comfortable with me; my sessions are always relaxed and friendly to get the best results.
What can I do for you?
Simply, I can bring you a great drum take!
I provide 8 tracks of high-quality drumming(24 bit, 44.1kHz unless you specify otherwise)
I understand sometimes your music might need a little extra cherry on top. A tambourine under the snare, a shaker, or tom overdubs. I include these at no extra charge; I want my drums to be right for your music. You’re paying for a complete drum/percussion part, not just a main drum take!
What do I need from you?
Your track with and without drums(If you have any programmed)
An idea of the beat and sound you’re after
As well as the above, let’s chat about your music, thoughts, references, lyrics, what’s it about? I want to enter your world and record a drum part that portrays the emotion of your song.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Jake Perrett
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a drummer just keeps time while the rest of the band plays the music. A drummer is just as integral to the music as any harmonic instrument. We make you want to dance, move with the music, we build the dynamics, cause tension and release by pulling the time around. The storytelling arc and support to the melody and lyrics of a song come from the feel and groove just as much as from the chord progression.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: There three areas of information I'll need: Firstly, the housekeeping. Things like the BPM, audio format, and the track itself. Then we can get creative - What beat, pattern, sound do you want? Reference tracks or influences? Dynamics? Finally, and most importantly; What is the song about? What is the overall feeling, vibe, and emotion? Lyrics?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You need to know what you and your project wants and needs. Don't get enticed into someone because they have that shiny bit of gear, or the big credit, a fancy video or photos. Ask yourself what you need from a session drummer first, before even looking at who's out there, then find the person that does that for you.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Once I've been sent the music ready to track my drums, I create a project and learn the music. I'll work out what drums and cymbals are needed and create the right sound. I track my first take and send an mp3 of the recording plus a snippet of the individual stems. After receiving feedback on what I have done I will either make revisions and repeat the above, or I will bounce out the final individual stems and send.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever the music needs to get the right sound and get the job done!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you record drums on my song? Of course the answer is yes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: It's quite hard to pick just one. Sting comes to mind, but so does John Mayer, Adele, Toto, Steely Dan, Jeff Lynne, James Taylor, James Morrison. They are just amazing musicians and write unbelievably good music. Their music is just full of great grooves, sounds and songwriting.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Outside of my drumming abilities, I like to better understand the music that I'm working on. I don't want to just listen to the track, work out a beat, and then hit record. I like to get inside the music, learn the story being told, and craft a drum part that is right for the music. I want to portray the emotion in my drumming and help tell the story, help create the vision that the artist has imprinted into their song which they have so lovingly created.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record live drum and percussion tracks from my home studio.