Hello, I’m Fred.
I’ve been playing drums for twenty-five years, and teaching drums for fifteen.
Here on Number One Drummer it is my hope that I can share some of my knowledge and passion with you by looking at the grooves from chart hits, primarily from number ones, past and present. I present these tutorial videos in two parts: the first video is a performance, the second a lesson breaking down the grooves involved in each song.
A Little About Me.
During my career I’ve worked as a session drummer for major record labels (Sony, EMI, Atlantic), and have played some incredible venues such as the London and Dublin O2 Arenas, Manchester MEN Arena, Brixton Academy, and Shepherds Bush Empire. I have toured supporting artists including Elton John, Mumford & Sons, White Lies, The Naked & Famous, Marina & The Diamonds and Late Of The Pier, and I’ve played shows and festivals, big and small, all over the world.
My main output has been with Post War Years. Together for nearly ten years, we put out two albums, four EPs and a handful of singles. Our music can be found on iTunes and Spotify, and we have various videos on YouTube – my favourites being the 360 Sessions.
I am available for lessons, sessions and live work.
For all enquiries please get in touch
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Thanks for watching!