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Olie Taylor


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Drums / Percussion Recording / Teaching / Transcribing

Hi everyone,

Offering FREE professional recorded drum / percussion tracks
Drums / Percussion Transcription service (£10 a track)
Drums / Percussion Teaching (£18 p/30 mins)

Here's some of my work:



I would love to record drums / live percussion on your tracks!

I use Cubase Pro 9.5 and East West sound library to get the sound you want!

Looking forward to any projects you may have!

Drop me a message!


*Lots of availability Fridays during the day at the moment*

I have a 2:1 Bmus in Performance & Production from LCCM. The skills i have learned from my degree are as follows:
-I am a competent reader, able to sight read music for musical theatre, jazz and latin arrangements
-I have an in depth knowledge of a wide range of styles: Jazz, Latin, Funk, Orchestral, Rock, German oompah music!
-I gig regularly, in all of the styles above, i am often called at short notice to dep gigs when the main drummer can't make it.
-My ears have improved greatly by going to jazz jams, attending lots of gigs, seeing how the pros do it!
-My university was more like an academy, meaning it was 95% practical, in my final year I was in every day 9am-9pm, rehearsing or doing individual practice, the improvement in my playing would not have been equalled had I done a more academic degree.
-My ability to work in a team and just communicate with other people has greatly improved. In my final year I was asked by a lot of my peers to play for their recitals, I was overwhelmed with work but managed to pull through, and as a result I have created a good reputation for myself and a long list of musical contacts, something very valuable.
-I have learned music theory, e.g. I have had to write music for string quartet, jazz combos, salsa bands. And have also created backing tracks for my own original music.
-Using electronic sounds within a normal acoustic set-up is something i do regularly now. I often have a metronome in my ears on live gigs, and have to play specific electronic sounds in time through a Roland SPDSX, this gives me the ability to replicate specific sounds from studio versions of tracks.

Musically I come from humble beginnings: my first band was a rock covers band, and we played regularly in pubs back in my home town in Dorset. My first teacher was keen for me to learn how to read music, meaning i could play in school orchestras for musicals. I have 2 Grade 8 distinctions, one from Rockshool and one from Trinity Guildhall, I did the rockschool one first and then thought it best to add the Trinity one! The rock band i was in still plays, we have an EP online and continue to write original music.
Having just finished uni, I am keen to start my musical career ASAP, I want to stay in London, because it has the best music scene in Europe!!
My method of teaching includes reading and listening at it's heart, the best thing i have done since coming to London is open my ears to all the styles I didn't like, listen over and over, until they started to grow on me! Music is a cultural and historical lesson as well, it's interesting to see where the popular styles of today came from! Reading will just make you more employable as all the session, musical theatre, holiday camp drummers will tell you!
I look forward to teaching you, please message me any questions you may have!

Screen name:
Olie Taylor
Member since:
Oct 01 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Steve Gadd, Stewart Copeland, Nicko McBrain, Phil Rudd, Levon Helm, Phil Collins, Kenny Aranoff,

Instrument experience:



Pearl Vision VlX series drums. zildjian A Custom series Cymbals.