Benjamin Brannelly

Drums & Composition

Benjamin Brannelly is a UK based professional drummer, composer and teacher available to hire.

Drum Work

"Ben is an engaged, alert artist and performer, always ready to get inside the music and bring his own ideas to a project... He is a reliable and tasteful performer, both live and in the studio."

Jamie Brewster (Professional Bassist)

Since before my conscious thought even begins I was addicted to rhythm. So it is no surprise that when I first held a pair of sticks at the age of 9 I was hooked, I found my calling. At the age of 10 I was playing in church and the rest, as they say, is history. In the years that followed I gained invaluable experience working with countless numbers of bands and artists, both live and in the studio. My live gigs have taken me around Europe multiple times and taught me valuable lessons in musicianship and professionalism.

In 2012 I achieved my Grade 8 with a distinction only to have that superseded in 2017 with a Degree in Popular Music Performance. Most recently I worked with guitarist Sohaib to record his (as yet unreleased) debut E.P in July 2018 following a stint on the Britpop Reboot Tour and ongoing work with the biggest Taylor Swift & Katy Perry tribute act in the UK. I am also the drummer for contemporary R&B artist, “Rated Award” nominee and, most importantly, my close friend Sophielou as she continues to break her way into the UK music scene with leaps and bounds.

Now, I am embarking on new ground with an endorsement with Soultone Cymbals and looking forward to 2019 to tackle whatever is thrown at me. If you want to “throw” something at me, feel free to contact me.

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EQUIPMENT

A brief description of what I am currently using for the majority of shows and recordings. I am a bit gear obsessed so I have a lot more at my disposal than is listed to suit every performing situation.

DRUMS

Mapex Pro V Series
(12”, 16” & 22”)
Tama SLP G-Maple Snare
(13" x 7")


evans Drum HEADS

Evans G12 Coated (12” & 16”)
Evans UV1 Coated (13")
Evans EMAD Clear Bass Drum Head (22")

Soultone cymbals

Soultone TATO Prototype Hi Hats 14”
Soultone Gospel Crash 18”
Soultone Vintage Crash 17”
Soultone Vintage Crash/Ride 22”

HARDWARE

Natal KCC Hardware Single Pedal
Tama, Mapex & Millenium Stands
Cympad Chromatics - Blue (15mm) x 5
 

ProMark STICKS

ProMark Rebound 5A Firegrain
ProMark “Accent” Brushes
ProMark MT3 Shira Kashi Oak Mallets

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