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Top quality drum performances straight to your inbox

Hi and welcome to custom drum tracks, the home of online session drummer Joe Taylor. Whether you are a singer-songwriter looking for an alternative to midi drums, a producer in search of some hot new drum loops, or even a band wanting to upgrade existing drum tracks on an EP or album, we can guarantee to deliver what you need at a price you can afford. 

The drums should be the backbone of your music, and nothing can compete with the groove and energy that a real drummer, recorded well, can bring to your songs. 

To discuss your project, the process and pricing, please get in touch.


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The Drummer

Award-winning drummer Joe Taylor began his music career at the age of 8. Since then he has performed with some of the UK’s finest musicians at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. In 2009 Joe attended the renowned Academy of Contemporary Music and was subsequently awarded the ‘Outstanding Drummer of the Year’ award. 

Artists and bands Joe has worked with include:

Sweet Crisis (UK based rock outfit)

Lockie Chapman (The Overtones)

Kathy Kosins (Top selling US Jazz Singer)

Robbie Gladwell (Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel/Suzi Quatro)

Resolution 88 (UK jazz/funk band)

Ashton Jones (Rising Star of UK Soul)

Maurice Cannon (The Drifters)

SJ Mortimer (Morganway/solo)

Tiago Coimbra (Dennis Rollins/Judge Jools)

Harry Greene (Tom Seals/solo)

Nate Williams (Jamiroquai/Steve Winwood/solo)

Tom O'Grady (Vanessa Haynes/Incognito)

and many more...

Always looking to improve and develop musically, Joe has studied under world class drummers such as:

Pete Riley (Guthrie Govan)

Mike Sturgis (Bee Gees/A-Ha)

Stu Roberts (Kerry Ellis/West End)

Joe endorses Cambridge Drum Company and Collision Drumsticks

Please visit for gig schedule and more information.


Why use Custom Drum Tracks?


You're in safe hands

As a musician of over a decade's worth of professional experience, Joe has had the opportunity to work extensively in a variety of professional settings and genres and has developed a varied portfolio.

"We had Joe for an intensive multi-day session at The Mother Lode to record drums for nearly 30 pieces.  The styles ranged from folk through folk rock to real hard rock, via funk and the occasional quirky reggae or similar song.  He mapped out a plan for each song with 1-2 listens and a brief discussion of the piece's genesis and meaning.  And he generally nailed the piece by second take.  Further takes were only needed to give options for flourishes and fills.  His feel and appreciation for the music across a range of styles was outstanding, which sat above an immaculate technique.  It was a pleasure to watch a master at work!  Very happy studio and very happy clients."

Simon Pollack - The Mother Lode Studios

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Don't settle for boring drum loops

Give your music the attention it deserves and experience the difference live drums can bring to your projects. You can provide as much or as little guidance as you see fit and can even direct the session live using video messaging if you wish. Our aim is to allow you to access the sound you're hearing in your head and realise the potential of your music.

Cost and time efficient

Minimise variables and save your wallet!

We all know that time is money in this modern world, which is why we strive for speedy turn arounds. Why go through the hassle of booking a studio, hiring a session drummer and recording engineer to ultimately get results you're only partially happy with? At Custom Drum Tracks we'll provide you with top quality recorded performances, in a timely fashion, at a fraction of the cost.