Tony Morra

Session Drummer!!!

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World Class Drums Tracks from Grammy Award Winning Session Drummer Tony Morra! Live Real Time Sessions with you any where in the world! Tony's Downtown Batterie Studio has hosted the Likes of Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and the list goes on! Top gear, Top Performance with a sound that ONLY sounds expensive but isn't!

Hi All! Tony Morra here, Currently living in Nashville Tennesee by way of NYC and Los Angeles! I have extensive experience in playing and recording drums. What I offer is absolute top notch gear, talent and experience in the area of drumming. Ive been at it since I was a young lad coming from a large family of musicians back in NYC! Having toured the world on stage and in many different recording studios, I bring a vast knowledge of recording and playing drums on your projects! I am a SONG ORIENTED player. I want what you want the best performance to enhance and bring your songs to the highest level achievable! Having been in studios with world class producers and having the opportunity to produce music, I have gained great knowledge (and am always learning) what best suits the song. Be it a Pop song. Country Song, Smooth Jazz, R&B, or Prog Rock song. I've been in many of these musical situations. Also with playing drums I am also a drum programmer (Beats Guy), as well as being versed in all hand percussion. My room consists of very High End gear! In the age we are in where recordings can be made with varying degrees of gear, I believe that the best result comes form having the best gear possible! I work in Pro Tools Ultimate. The gear you find in the top recording studios all over can and will be found in my room. Look forward to tracking with and for you!!!
Tony

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78 Reviews - 13 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Pavol B.
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    Tony is probably most complex drummer I ever hire in virtual world. He delivers world class - top notch drumming quality with outstanding effort. Will hire him again!

  2. Review by Jacob
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    Another great session with Tony- he is the best!

  3. Review by Herb Z.
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    Amazing work by Tony and crew, they took a simple rough draft and turned it onto a great professional, radio-ready song in no time! so talented and made is so easy and fast. Perfect, looking forward to more!

  4. Review by Daniel Rink
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    Tony absolutely killed it on my track. Completely transformed and gave the track the driving punch I was desperate to find. An absolute pro that I will be definitely be using for my tracks from now on.

  5. Review by Jacob
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    Tony Morra is simply an incredible musician! My go to drummer and a force of nature- I'm always amazed by his performances, engineering, feel, strength, etc.( And I am quite picky!!!) A couple more sessions tracked this spring and I couldn't be happier with the results!

  6. Review by Felipe S.
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    Grate sound and ideas! Recommended!!

  7. Review by Masato Hashimoto
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    It was a powerful and expected performance.
    The recording is also great!
    Thank you very much Tony◎

  8. Review by JD W.
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    Tony hit the groove we wanted, just amazing - just a fun "Bar" song that needed a driving drum track that made you tap your toes & nod your head; and tony fell right into the pocket, within 1 day we had 3 tracks, simply amazing ! Thank you Tony ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !

  9. Review by Robert B.
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    GREAT tracks. Always pleased with the awesome drum recordings and performances.

  10. Review by Jacob
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    Tony is the best- quick sessions to start out 2022 and he delivered as always. Amazing player, understander and recordist. Beautiful organized files of incredible performances perfectly recorded!

  11. Review by Alessandro G.
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    This is my third journey with Tony and I am so appreciative of what he has done again! He has a super high musical IQ and a grounded sense of how to make the energy of a song develop while giving space to the lead. He really puts heart, thought, and instinct into all his work. I only work with the best. Thats’s why I keep coming back. Thanks Tony

  12. Review by David S.
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    Tony was a joy to work with. An excellent communicator and a professional throughout the entire process. Tony delivered three takes - each one was excellent. Tony created drum parts that absolutely fit the vibe of tune and hit the pockets just right!

  13. Review by Cokebirds
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    Tony is an old pro and there's reason why his services are in very high demand. If you have the chance to work with the man, do not pass it up!

  14. Review by Christopher B.
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    Have worked with Tony many times over the past year or so. He has a fantastic instinct for just what a song needs, and his alternative takes really give a producer options in the early stages of building an arrangement. He's the bedrock of your sound!

  15. Review by Lionel B.
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    Really appreciated Tony's musicality, technical chops, communication and professionalism.

  16. Review by Alessandro G.
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    It was a true pleasure to work with Tony again! He went out of his way to accommodate and delivered a soulful, creative, and Inspiring performance. The grooves sat right in the pocket and were easy to work with in production as usual. Such a pro!
    Thank you!

  17. Review by Rodeo Clown Cowboy
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    if you are looking for a wonderful drummer Tony is your guy! He did a great job on a country song I am working on. I was hoping for a base hit but instead Tony gave me a home run, he is an all star player and I would highly recommend him for any of your projects. Thank you again Tony.

  18. Review by Li Zhuo
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    Thank you my drum god Tony !

  19. Review by Marcus O.
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    Tony is an absolutely amazing drummer. Interpretation was spot on, playing over and above what I wanted. Worth every Penny. Will definitely use again for my next Project

  20. Review by Alessandro G.
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    What a beautiful effortless experience it is working with you Tony Morra. You are an intuitive extremely musical craftsman that has breathed new life into a song I am now excited to see through to fruition. You have great communication and most importantly human kindness wrapped up in friendly professionalism. I'm inspired and confident to send more your way.
    Thank you Tony !

  21. Review by Ronni L.
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    As always it has been a pleasure working with Tony. He delivers great drum tracks every time.

  22. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony is God ! LOVE !

  23. Review by Reed C.
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    Very timely and professional! Sent over an amazing take!

  24. Review by Li Z.
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    I have forgotten how many times I have worked with Tony but every time there will be a surprise!

  25. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony always give me surprises !!

  26. Review by Christopher B.
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    Have been working through an album's worth of drum and percussion tracks with Tony over the past year, and he never fails to deliver. Always full of great rhythmic ideas, bold or subtle as the song requires with a fresh, imaginative feel for percussion.

  27. Review by Joey R.
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    Tony nailed my song in one try.
    Great drumming !
    Great recording !
    Easy to work with !
    Highly recommended !!!

  28. Review by Jacob
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    The boss!

  29. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony is GOD!

  30. Review by Jacob
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    Another great session with Tony- he is the real deal: amazing player with touch, tone, vibe, strength and vision. World class!

  31. Review by Robert B.
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    Tony always delivers quality tracks and cool ideas! Thanks again

  32. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony always give me tons of surprises ! Genius Drummer !!

  33. Review by Michael G.
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    Tony was the best...he made sure that the drum track was 100%+... and he cared about the track .. Tony went way beyond what expected.. a consummate pro... use Tony on your track!!!

  34. Review by Christopher B.
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    Tony is always on point! He knows what moments to hit, really listens to the track and helps to accentuate the arrangement, making it sound organic and live - a tough ask when working remotely. Fantastic as ever.

  35. Review by Jacob
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    Another great session with Tony- top notch parts, playing , tone, recording as always!

  36. Review by Li Z.
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    Very quick turnaround and great performance ! Happy to work with Tony every time ! Thank you Tony !

  37. Review by Chris
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    Tony was great with communication and played exactly what I needed. Will definitely be working with Tony again.

  38. Review by Christopher B.
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    Have worked with Tony on a lot of songs now and he always delivers, but has outdone even himself on this occasion! This particular song was very complicated, ten minutes long and in a prog rock style with lots of different changes. Tony really rose to the challenge on this, taking a song that was restricted in scope by the programmed drums in the demo and taking us into cinematic widescreen with thundering rhythms, fantastic percussive touches and nuances throughout. Simply fantastic.

  39. Review by Robert B.
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    Tony's drum parts are incredible! Great takes, plenty of ideas, and great drum sounds! Great guy to work with.

  40. Review by Li Z.
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    Precise and superb as usual ! Amazing tone and performance !!

  41. Review by Herb Z.
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    Great great work, sounds amazing, professional and super high quality of studio musicians too!

  42. Review by Junta P.
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    Just did another two songs with tony. Great playing. Great recording sound. Went an extra step to do my revision request with a different kit. Heavily reccomend.

  43. Review by Christoffer N.
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    Wow! Extremely fast and friendly respons, very good prices, delivered everything within a day and sent me more than twice the stuff that I asked/payed for. And most importantly; fantastic drumming and percussion playing!

  44. Review by Ronni L.
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    As always it is such a great honor for me to have him playing on my songs. Top quality tracks and playing, every time. Highly recommended.

  45. Review by Robert B.
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    Someone else said that opening up Tony’s drums tracks felt like Christmas morning. YEP! The tracks sound huge and the room sounds incredible. Plenty of great ideas to choose from. Thanks again, Tony!

  46. Review by Christopher B.
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    Tony always brings something new to your song, his drums are first rate but the percussion is always next level. We have a very retro sound, so Tony's expressive, creative ideas with tasteful drum loops thrown in for good measure are just the ticket.

  47. Review by Robert B.
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    The tracks I received from Tony were absolutely epic! Will definitely be back! Couldn’t be happier.

  48. Review by Randy Y.
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    Another song - another great job by Tony. Playing, recording, room sound - everything top notch and fast turnaround. Always highly recommended.

  49. Review by Oliver
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    2nd time working with Tony. From reading the reviews you have probably gathered he is musically and technically a great drummer. It is worth highlighting that in addition he has a great room/mic set up with multiple kits to deliver the needed drum sound at source, he has worked with some of music’s greatest songwriters so really understands how to place the drums in the song, he supplies very clean, clear stems that mix engineers love, he works quickly and is generally a top dude.

  50. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony is GREAT as usual ! 3rd time with him and never disappointed ! Surprise all the time !

  51. Review by Christopher B.
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    The sound of a great drummer is not just in getting the right groove, but in all the little subtleties that bring a song alive, and Tony just has such instinct and skill for this. With percussion too, he continues to surprise me with fresh ideas that I didn't even know I wanted, and after hearing, cannot imagine the song without. Thank you once more!

  52. Review by Christopher B.
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    Waiting for Tony's drums to arrive in your inbox is like Christmas time for a singer/songwriter. I continue to be thrilled with what comes back after just giving a few hints of the kind of sound and arrangement I had in mind. Tony not only delivers what you want, but what you didn't even know you wanted.

  53. Review by Christopher B.
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    Laying down drums is the foundation of a song for me. This is my third time working with Tony, each of his drum takes are different interpretations brimming with ideas and flourishes to inspire. The percussion layering is creative, well thought-out and together produces a wonderful, full rhythm sound.

  54. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony is an ARTIST ! He gave me tons of ideas to make my song a higher level !! Highly recommend to everybody ! Great sound and performance again !!

  55. Review by Ronni L.
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    Another great session with Tony. As always he knows exactly what will fit the song and what I am looking for. I am so grateful for having him as the drummer on my songs. Highly recommended.

  56. Review by Li Z.
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    Tony is a PRO, a BEAST . He got the Right thing Quick and Precisely. Every HIT of his drum is dreamy . Exciting collaboration ! Hope for the next song !

  57. Review by Christopher B.
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    Second time working with Tony and another great experience. He has locked right into the type of sound we're going for and provided three fantastic takes that have brought the song to life and given some awesome signposts for tracking the other instruments. Percussion tracks are also amazing. Thank you!

  58. Review by Ronni L.
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    Once again Tony delivered excellent tracks. Thank you so much for your virtous drumming on my songs.

  59. Review by Christopher B.
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    Tony has a really great sound and feel, drums and percussion parts blend together beautifully and really brought our song to life.

  60. Review by Ronni L.
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    It's always a pleasure working with Tony. He does a marvellous job.

  61. Review by Oliver
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    Tony is a wonderful drummer. He listens to what the song needs and the details of any request you might throw his way and delivers. This is coupled with efficient communication and very high end studio quality sounding drum takes. Everything you could want.

  62. Review by Mark S.
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    I am humbled to have Tony provide the drum tracks for my song, and it was a delight to interact with him... His initial responses were so fast that I thought I was dealing with an automated response system. The turn-around time was amazing, as were the tracks that he provided. If you are reading this you should just stop and reach out to him. I certainly wasn't disappointed that I did.
    Thanks Tony, looking forward to the next song...

  63. Review by Marcus K.
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    Once again I got excellent, super tracks from Tony for my reggae-song, just the relaxed but groovy way I wanted them to be. Thank you very much, looking forward to do it again and again with you! :)

  64. Review by Junta P.
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    Super solid playing. But more inportantly one of the best drum/room sounds ive recieved on sound better. Also asked for live drums but also provided a drum machine/percussion take.

    I Would definitley work with tony again. And I have a feeling you should to.

  65. Review by Ronni L.
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    excellent drumming, again :)

  66. Review by Zach
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    Great experience, thankyou. quick and very well done.

  67. Review by Yixin H.
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    That sounds really great and look forward to our next session!

  68. Review by Ronni L.
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    Easy to work with. Delivers excellent tracks

  69. Review by Sinjon S.
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    Tony is a pro, he had a great feel for what I was trying to achieve and he took my song to another level. He's also very friendly and easy to communicate with.

  70. Review by Ken C.
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    It's hard to communicate just how good Tony is. First of all he will really listen to your song and deliver subtle nuances in his tracks that only a super pro could come up with and that would be impossible with programmed drum tracks. He will work with you until you are happy and the sound in his studio is phenomenal. Hire him - you won't regret it.

  71. Review by Marcus K.
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    A sensational experience: Tony is an absolute exceptional drummer. Not only technically perfect, he plays exactly on the beat like a Swiss clockwork and yet with body and soul. You get 16 tracks that make every sound engineer’s heart beat faster, and I will definitely have more songs with him. Thank you so much.

  72. Review by Randy Y.
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    Tony is an absolute pleasure to work with. Playing, parts and sound quality are all top-notch.

  73. Review by Jacob
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    Tony is 100% as advertised- a total pro and a pleasure to work with. I've been so impressed his friendliness reliability and diligence on a personal level. In terms of the sessions: his musical instincts, engineering skills ( tones, session management) and actual drumming capabilities are top notch in my opinion. I feel like I was asking a lot in terms of getting my songs to truly rock- Tony has more then delivered and this has inspired me creatively. I would encourage anyone to get in touch!

  74. Review by Robert M.
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    Tony is the nicest and greatest drummer I ever had the pleasure working with. Tony doesn´t play the songs, he feels them and adds soul to them. So every song becomes greater and better in so many ways. Thank you so much for being the drummer on our songs. I´m looking forward to sending you the songs we are currently writing.

  75. Review by Randy Y.
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    Back for song #2 and nailed it again. Great stuff!!

  76. Review by Randy Y.
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    Tony went above and beyond what was asked and expected. Deep pocket and great sound. Fantastic work!

  77. Review by Robert M.
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    Awesome drummer - great guy.
    It´s a pleasure to work with such a pro who is also such a nice guy.
    We will have the next 5 songs ready in december and can hardly wait to work with Tony again.

  78. Review by Robert M.
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    Incredible - the songs got a big push and sound so much better now.
    Tony added the soul and spirit the songs needed.
    I would love to work with Tony soon again on the next songs.

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Never Should Have Let Ypu Go By Lydia Hollis

I was the Producer, Drummer, Mix Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

My Drum Tracking Rate is this -$200 a song.
That includes 3 takes (16 Tracks of live drums) - percussion and drum loop (beats).

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Gear Highlights
  • DW Drums Endorser
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