Hailing from a family of top musicians, London-based freelance drummer Adam Hayes brings an old school, authentic, journeyman approach to every project.
Adam has worked with a wide range of artists including Katrina and the Waves, Public Enemy, The Pharcyde, Iman Omari, Ty, Ill Camille, Ruth Brown (The Voice) and many more.
He has extensive international gigging experience, from festivals including SXSW, Love Supreme and Boomtown, to countless renowned gig venues across London and the world.
Having recorded in studios from Abbey Road to Konk, from RAK to Paul Epworth's The Church Studios, Adam has developed a unique sound and style that compliments the song and brings out the best in any track.
"I have recorded Adam on countless records for countless projects. He's the most reliable, tightest and grooviest studio drummer I know. Highly recommended" // JB Pilon
"A drummer like Adam is hard to come by [...] I appreciate his pocket, swing, tone, and all around energy!" // Raashan Ahmad
"[Adam always has] a great sound, the right amount of punch for each part, perfect time keeping and NEVER over plays, always playing for the track. The new Ringo, man!" // Eddie Hoffmann
"Adam is a great musician and drummer. As a drummer he always serves the song and the music. He is very tasteful and musical. Whether it is pop, rock, soul, folk, or funk, Adam will always provide a drum part that will make you smile and be happy. And he is a great guy too!" // Yaron Stavi
"Young Adam does one hell of an impression of a seasoned LA session drummer from the 70's" // Alex Cooper
Adam is available for remote recording sessions. Drums are tracked at Studio XYZ in the East End of London and can be sent as individual tracks or as fully mixed drum parts.
Contact apchayes[at]aol[dot]com for more details and to schedule a remote session.
Check out the videos for some grooves recorded at Studio XYZ:
Adam is currently touring or recording with these artists from across the UK and beyond. Check their websites for details of upcoming shows and new releases.
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