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Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


I'm a professional female drummer and for the last 9 years, I’ve been performing as a session drummer with various artists: “Dervisis” (electronic pop), “Post Lovers” (indie rock), “Microondas” (blues psychedelic rock), to venues and festivals in EU, UK, North Macedonia and Turkey, such as ESNS (NL), Fengaros Festival (CY), Rye Wax (UK), Bonnefoi (BE), Glimps Festival (BE). Additionally, I was part of two jazz/funk/soul combos, I have participated in cover bands of pop music repertoire, and have also composed drum-kit based music for film and theatre.
You can listen a bit of my playing through my instagram account:
> https://www.instagram/danaepalaka/

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Member since:
Aug 11 2020
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


My influences vary between contemporary and traditional jazz, psychedelic rock, afrobeat, pop electronic, and folk Anatolian/ Meditteranean music. In particular, some musicians that inspire me are: Vulfpeck, Moses Boyd, Yussef Dayes, Max Roach, Mode Plagal, Tony Allen, Brian Eno, Yazz Ahmed, Caribou.

Instrument experience:



I play with Istanbul Mehmet and Bosphorus Cymbals, a ludwig supraphonic 1970s snare drum and also use the Roland SPDS-X.