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connor shortt


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Please feel free to check out my website www.connorshorttdrummer/ for videos and more information.
I'm a 24 year old drummer from Berkshire and have been playing drums and percussion for more than fifteen years. I teach kit with the Rock Project in Oxfordshire, one on one lessons, freelance and studio work. I specialise in Rock, Grunge, Metal, Hip-hop and Soul.

I am the drummer for two bands - Black Emerald, our album 'Hell Can't Handle All of Us' was released in 2018. I also drum and sing backing vox for InAir, an alt-rock band from Reading. Our EP, 'A Different Light' received great reviews from Kerrang and a host of magazines and blogs. Our new EP is due to be released in September and the first single Chemicals was released July 9th.

I graduated in 2016 with a Degree in Music Performance (BMus) from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, having been taught by the likes of Frank Tontoh (Amy Winehouse, Jack Bruce, Brother Strut) and Pete Riley (Republica, Guthrie Govan and Phil Hilbourne).

I am a member of the Musician's Union and have appropriate Liability Insurance and enhanced DBS in place. I have my own equipment, transport (car and 7-seater crew van) and a friendly, professional attitude.

I am available for depping, studio work, general freelancing and teaching - please contact me if you have any requirements. I'm available for session work and "depping".

I'm happy playing the following styles: Rock, Punk and Metal, Jazz and Latin, Funk, Soul, Pop and folk music. I consider myself to have a good working knowledge of most styles of music. I also play hand and tuned percussion.

Screen name:
connor shortt
Member since:
Jun 26 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


Matt Garska, Troy Wright, John Bonham, Jack Wrench, Craig Blundell, Ian Paice, Dave Grohl, The Rev, Horacio Hernandez, Billy Cobham, Omar Hakim, Steve Gadd, Alex Acuna, Gavin Harrison, Jeff Pocaro, Bernard Purdie, Chris Dave, Anderson Paak.

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


PDP X7, with 5 toms, (8"x7", 10"x8", 12"x9", 14"x12" and 16"x14"), and a 14"x5" snare.Two PDP timbales, 8" and 10", on the kit, along with a Piccolo block and a cowbell. PDP stands, Mapex P500TW bass pedal and a DW9002 double bass pedal. Set of drum mics. Roland SPD SX Sampler.

-10" HHX Evolution Splash
-13" AAX Fast Hats
-14" AAX Crash
-15" AAX Mini China
-16" AAX Dark Crash
-17" HHX X-Plosion Crash
-19" HHX X-Plosion Crash
- 20" HHX Zen China