Isaac Gardner

Recording Drummer

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Hi! I'm Isaac, and I was a Blue Man for 13 years! I've played drums professionally in NYC since 2009, and recently started recording myself in my Brooklyn studio. I'd like to uplift and highlight your music, and to play appropriately to your song with sensitivity and listening. I’m all about solid support with creative drumming.

From Mississippi, I started playing in 6th grade, and grew up playing snare in marching band. I played in ska and pop-punk bands in high school, as well as at church. In college I played in some cover and improv/jam bands. I went to school for theatre, and moved to NYC in 2006 to be a Blue Man. Found my wife partner at the theatre in 2008, and we’ve been playing together ever since. We have a studio in Brooklyn called Overkill Studios, and a band/project called Y&I. It’s different and awesome; check it out. (YouTube: Y&I Music)

I'm open to many styles. Alternative and Pop is where I usually live, but I'm interested in R&B, Country, Experimental, Chill, Soundtrack, and World. (I am not a Metal or Jazz drummer.)

I currently use Logic with a 4 mic set up (snare, bass, two overheads) in my Brooklyn studio. You’ll get a comp of the best takes in wav or mp3.

Let’s do singles, let’s do albums, let’s tackle those demos you’ve been sitting on. Talk to me. I’d love to give life and rhythm to your music.

The Drum Instagram: @OurGuyOnDrums
The Visual Art Instagram: @OurGuyIsaac
The Y&I Instagram: @Y_and_I_Music

Send me a note through the contact button above.


  • English
1) Ben Hopkins "IDK" 2) Ben Hopkins "Internet Song" 3) Ben Hopkins "Apt Song 2" 4) Y&I "Slip & Slide" 5) Y&I "Wire" 6) Y&I "Cub" 7) Roiki "Thongsala Prison Blues" 8) Strange Weather "Big Spoon" 9) Y&I "Slip & Slide"

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

I can get your tracks back to you in 7 days. We can do up to 2 revisits for free, if needed. Price is negotiable. Timing and revisits are negotiable on a case by case basis. Let's play!

Gear Highlights
  • Presonus Quantum 2626 Audio Interface
  • SM58
  • TAMA Snare
  • Pearl Toms
  • Sabian Legacy HHX Cymbals
  • Evans and Remo Heads
  • Vic Firth Sticks
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