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George Krethlow Shaw developed a love of drums and all things percussion from the age of 11, first cutting his teeth on punk, pop and rock and then developing his love of improvisation, funk and jazz. Known for being creative, reliable, flexible and with a high technical skill level George has studied drums full time at music college since the age of 16. In 2018 George achieved a First Class, BA (Hons) Popular Music, Degree at UCC (Essex University) specialising in the area of performance both live and in the studio.

Along the way George’s own creative approach to playing the drums has been influenced by artists: Joe Morello, Benny Greb, Jojo Mayer, Nate Smith and Ash Soan as well as Anton Eger of Phronesis.

?George's eclectic style enables him to not only write and create original music with his instrumental band RAZ (Jazz, Funk, Rock, fusion) (reaching the finals of Essex Undiscovered 2017) and on an individual basis, but also to work: in the recording studio, live as a session musician, on short film work, cover bands (First principles, Winning the KLC factor competition 2019) and writing with singer song writers (Poppy Scarlett).

George has performed at numerous venues and Festivals, such as; The Colchester Arts Centre Jazz club, The Brewhouse Colchester, Luna in Leytonstone East London, Number Six bar Camden, Smoke house Ipswich, Smoke and Fire festival, Kelvedon Community festival etc.  

Currently based in Essex with easy access to London it is George’s aim to provide peace of mind to those musicians needing:

-online session work
-studio sessions
-live performance

Details of fees charged on Application.

Artists George has worked with include:

Poppy Scarlett (Singer, song writer)
Beth Marie (Singer, song writer)
Ben Watson (Guitarist/composer)
Dan Mailer (Session Bassist)
Dan Webster (Film music composer)
Pera Frank (Bass player/Composer)
Dan Goldstone (Guitarist/Composer)
KB Smith (Rapper)
Tonya Virgo (singer)
Callum Hultquist (Guitarist/Composer)
Adam Churchill (Blues/Jazz Guitarist)
Ryan Sheehan (song writer)
Leyline Pass (originals Band)
Crazz (new cover band project 2018)

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 21 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Joe Morello, Benny Grebb, Jojo Mayer, Anton Eger.

Instrument experience:



Kit 1 DW Performance Series

Kick Drum - 20" x 19"
Snare Drum (Brady) - 13" x 7"
Rack Tom 1 - 10" x 8"
Rack Tom 2 - 12" x 9"
Floor Tom - 14" x 12"


Pearl Eliminator Demon Drive Single Pedal


Hi Hats K Custom - 14"
Crash 1 Istanbul Xist Brilliant Cash - 17"
Crash Ride UFIP Rough Series - 22"


Full Set -Soft Cases
Full Set - HardCase
Snare Case - Ahead
Cymbal Case - Ahead
Single kick pedal Case - Pearl

Kit 2 Yamaha Stage Custom

Kit 3 Roland TD11

Percussion Instruments:

Cajon - LP Percussion
djembe - Stagg
Cowbell - Pearl
Tambourine x2

Studio Equipment:

Rokit 5 KRK 5 Studio speakers

Audix DP7 Percussion Pack

Audio Interface:
M Audio Eight Track Interface.

Logic Pro X (Latest version)
Waves Plug-ins
Macbook Pro Mid 2012
Mac desktop