Fred Hills

Creative Session Drummer

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Professional session drummer based in Brighton, UK - specialising in creating bespoke, diverse and well-produced drum parts. I pride myself on versatility and reliability. There is no genre I won't play. My 'open-handed' style incorporates my love for jazz, rock, prog, electronica, world and folk music and offers a unique touch on the drums.

I love writing melodic drum parts to help colour the music I'm working with, and have high attention to detail when it comes to working with artists, no matter what genre. I've written, recorded & toured with a number of esteemed UK/EU artists including Ellie Ford, Michael Baker, Time For T & Mara Simpson. Drums are my primary instrument, but I'm also an accomplished compositional guitarist. In June 2021, I was hired as musical director for multiple award-winning theatre show, 'YOU', which I wrote for and performed several sold-out events at Brighton Fringe Festival.

My vision to create music and sounds that defy genres and cross traditional boundaries. I live for music and love working with artists who have drive. If this is you, let's work together!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Ellie Ford - The Trap

I was the drummer & co-writer in this production

Terms Of Service

One revision per song free of charge. Typical turnaround time is 3-5 business days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Wilco
  • The Cinematic Orchestra
  • White Denim
Gear Highlights
  • Gretsch Renown Drum Kit
  • Yamaha Tour Custom Kit
  • Bosphorus & Istanbul cymbals
  • Zildjian K custom cymbals
  • Gretsch 'Dixieland' Round Badge Snare
  • Sonor Jungle Pic Snare 10"
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