I believe in putting the song first, and in playing drums musically and expressively. Drums are not just there to keep a beat. When done right, they have the potential to create beautiful sound-worlds and bring the emotional impact of music to the next level.

 

I can create parts from scratch, play your meticulously written out charts, or anything in between!

I can also connect you with an amazing network of other online session musicians covering every instrument and genre. Just get in touch about your project and I'll make sure your songs sound as good as they deserve

 

Portfolio & Testimonials

A small selection from my discography. 

Automation - StealDrums, Songwriting, Production, Recording, Mixing
00:00 / 02:33
"Matt managed to create exactly the sound I had in my head and I was delighted with the results"
Jon Needham
Leaders Of The Free World (MASTER)Percussion, Production, Recording, Mixing
00:00 / 04:33
"I can't recommend Real Drum Sessions highly enough! Over several years a number of my projects have benefitted greatly from Matt's expertise"
James Girling
Patient - Jack PatchettDrums, Recording, Mixing
00:00 / 05:33
"Matt of Real Drum Sessions is a true professional and a very talented musician!"
Dan Mitchell
Scratch That - Lieko QuintetDrums, Recording, Production, Mixing
00:00 / 05:08
"Matt is a brilliant engineer. A very friendly and easy person to work with. He is an experienced drummer/percussionist too. "
Graham McCusker
Treading Water - artephisDrums, Recording, Production, Mixing
00:00 / 05:04
 

SERVICES

DRUM RECORDING

I will record individually tailored drum parts using the finest instruments and recording equipment. You can even sit in on the recording session live via Skype or Zoom!

I will send you up to 16 separate stems of pristine phase-aligned audio ready for mixing. 

PERCUSSION

I have a huge array of percussion from all over the world and am well versed in many styles, from British folk to Ghanaian Ewe drumming, as well as contemporary pop and funk. 

MIXING

If you're not confident with mixing the stems once you have them, I can help! 
I offer 1-to-1 home recording and mixing coaching sessions, or you can just download my free guide to mixing drums here. 

Otherwise, I can deliver a stereo mix of the drums with processing instead of separate "raw" stems, or I can even do a full professional mix of your whole track! Please see my dedicated studio website foglanestudio.com or get in touch for more details. 

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If you have any questions, please email realdrumsessions@gmail.com or use the live chat!