I've been playing professionally for the last 15 years. I've traveled the world with my drumming and I played with people from almost every corner in the world. I developed experience in so many styles of music, played in theatre pit, productions shows, instrumentalist, songwriters, jugglers comedians etc..
I'm Fabio and I've been playing professionally for the last 15 years.
After I've finished my music studies in Rome I've traveled the world with my drumming and I got to meet and play with people from almost every corner in the world, playing for almost 10 years on cruise ships I have learned a lot, especially to have huge respect for any kind of music.
I like to play as simple and effective as I possibly can. My motto is always playing for the music, solid groove and pocket, but always with personality. I'd love to put and use all my experience and creativity to give you the best beat for your music.
I love to do studio sessions, so I put it together a small home studio recording down in my basement, so I can give you a great quality drum track for your request.
Just tell me what you need how you like it and I'll be happy to play for you.
I can give you high quality multitrack recording up to 16 channels.
I have multiple drums set configuration, from jazz to rock.
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fabio è un eccellente batterista e un grande professionista..lo consiglio a tutti
Fabio is an excellent professional drummer, very versatile and flexible in all kinds of music.
He has a great musicality and he knows what to give to a musical piece in therms of drumming. Great sound, great chops, great recording skills. I can only recommend him!!
Interview with Fabio Tucci
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like when musician remembers me and call me back for my groove and feelings, and not for my tecnique. I define my self a solid groover with feelings.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: James Taylor, he his my favourite singer, has great songs and arrangments, he has top players who play simple and efficently. Stevie wonder for the groove and the history he made on motown and soul music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Play relaxed and have fun while doing it, be natural.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singers song writer, Pop, R&B, Swing, Blues shuffles, Easy Jazz, some latin, Indie-rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Groove, timing, sound, last but not least listening.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Being home of the quarantine, I had the opportunity to record remotely with old school friends who have all become great professional players today. It was nice to reunite with them virtually and finding out that the spirit had remained the same as when we were students.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working of some projects with my wife which plays classical violin, it is something intersting to combine drums and classic violin. I'm trying to improve my skills in social media and promoting my job on line.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I work with digital at the moment, but I like digital as well, both have a huge role in the recording process.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll have what you're looking for and you'll be happy for your choice.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The opportunity to be part of something that its really important for my clients, to contribute make something special for the artist. Of course I'm a musician and I have passion for what I do. Nothing can give more joy than make music and play.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When people think I only do the job to making money.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask if they have already clear in mind what they are lokking for, or if they need help or suggestion from me. I ask how much freedom I have to interpret the part.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be onest of what you're looking for and you'll have a best result from my side, at the end of the deal you may probally have found a new friend :)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: brusches sticks mallets kick pedal snare.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have studied since the age of 8, I have perfected my studies in the best schools and with the best teachers in my country. 319/5000 I played with all the artists and musicians I could and in all possible situations. For 10 years I have dedicated myself to working on cruise ships as a session drummer in orchestra, I had the opportunity to experience every musical style from classical to Theather/Brodway to swing jazz, modern productions etcc ..
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have started collecting equipment to make my own home studio recording space. I Have multiple drum kits and snares as well lots of cymbals. Drums are: DW Collector series maple shells Mapex Saturn Pro Maple/birch shells Hollywood by Meazzi Vintage drum Kit poplar shell Gretsh Catalina Jazz Set. Snares are: Ludwig Supraphonic Hammered Dw Collector maple shell Dw Collector Eco Bamboo/Birch shell Drum Art Alluminum shell Drum Art Spruce shell I have Bosphorus Cymbals Zildjian Cymbals Roland Spd sx Drum module kick and snare triggers. Mics are Shure Audiotecnica AKG Sub Kick I have Presonus Audio interface and pre amps DAW is Logic pro X
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I Play as simple as I can as emotional as I can and feel the spirit of the song, you'll have not a drum solo or a drum ego part... You'll have what your song needs with a good sound pocket groove and fills.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the song I will record drums on, talk with the client to get as much infos and direction about the sound and types of drumming he's looking for, I'll than make a drum chart and take notes of all indication received. Once I've clear in mind how to proceed I'll choose the right kit ( cymbals snare electronics eventually ) chose the right mics and place them around the kit and room, and I will record few takes to deliver to the client and if any revisions are requested I'll make those.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm always inspired by the greats sounding drummers and producers, I am fascinated by the simplicity and authenticity of a musician who play at service of the song. Steve gadd on top of all is my main ispiration, but I admire any musician who tells you somethinhg with his playng. Steve Jordan, Jeff Porcaro, Carlos Vega, Bernard Purdie, Keith Carlock, and many others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I will try to have a short conversation with the client to know his needs, to let him tell me about his project and his music, in order to better connect to his needs and deliver them the best possible product. I will record several takes of drums with or without click, mix and deliver to the client. I can make changes according to the client needs and reach the perfect drum track for the client project. I usually offer a rought mix in order to leave to the client the choise and freedom to mix the track at his own taste and needs. I can also mix the drum track on request.