Jack Symonds

London, United Kingdom

Musician

www.jsmusicandentertainment.co.uk

Jack Symonds BMus (Hons) is a session drummer and tutor currently based in West London. He has a wide range of live playing experience from festivals to intimate gig settings as well as having an abundance of studio experience. Jack is currently the drummer of up and coming artist 'Jerome & The Soulnotes' and has done sessions with the likes of Eemia, Bionic, Mercston and Rio Young. He first picked up a pair of drumsticks at age 12 and began to take lessons. Jack's love of music eventually led him to pursue mastery of his instrument. He moved to Coventry and started studying at Nexus Academy of Music where he spent a year developing his skills on the kit. After finishing in 2008, he then enrolled on the BMus Degree course at London's prestigious 'London College of Music'. Jack graduated in June 2011 and has been working as a professional musician ever since. His faith is integral to his drumming and he continually thanks God for the ability he has been given.

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Height:
180 cm / 5ft 11in
Eye color:
Blue
Weight:
80 kg / 176 lbs
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Experience

2013
  • Jack Entertainment Agency : Live Drummer, London, UK
  • Elshay : Live Drummer, London, UK
  • CS Music : Tour/Technical Manager, London, UK
  • Paul Cott (Arranger) Jazz Big Band : Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Dominique De Beau : Studio/Video Shoot Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Eemia : Drummer/Percussionist, London, UK
2012
  • XOYO Hip-Hop House Band : Drummer, London, UK
  • Jerome Thomas & The Soulnotes : UK Surface Festival Winners Tour Drummer, London, UK
  • Rio Young : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Tiny Man : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Nita : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Jerome Thomas & The Soulnotes : Live + Studio Drummer, London, UK
  • TailorMaid (Function Band) : Session Drummer, Tring, UK
  • Black & Gold (Function Band) : Dep Drummer, Oxford, UK
  • Starlight (Function Band) : Dep Drummer, Essex, UK
  • 89 Arrogance Recordings (Independent) : Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Andreas Liberos : Live Session Percussionist, London, UK
  • Mercston : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Marvin Live : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • CalatrilloZ : Live Session Drummer, London, UK
  • JS Music & Entertainment : Director, Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Isaac Emore : Studio & Live Session Drummer, London, UK
2011
  • Northwood School : Peripatetic Drum Teacher, London, UK
  • Yavneh College : Peripatetic Drum Teacher, London, UK
  • London College of Music : (Bmus) Popular Music Performance, London, UK
  • Bionic : Session Drummer, London, UK
  • Starlight Function Band : Dep Drummer, London, UK
  • Jerome + The Soulnotes (Jerome Thomas) : Drummer, London, UK
  • Regularly Working With 'Yvette Riby-Williams' (Boxettes) : Songwriting/Performing, London, UK
  • Adora Fay EP Recordings : Studio Drumming, London, UK
2010
  • CS Music : Management, Touring, London, UK
  • The Jack Symonds Quartet : Musical Director, Drummer and Composer, London, UK
  • Top West End Musical Directors : Drumming Sessions, London, UK
  • Adora Fay (Artist) : Drummer, London, UK
2009
  • Monster Trax Studio Sessions : Various Artists, London, UK
  • Izi Marie (Artist) : Drummer, London, UK
2008
  • London College of Music : (Bmus) Popular Music Performance Degree, London, UK
2007
  • Nexus Music Academy : Graduate, Coventry, UK

Music

Rude Boy (Live)

A live studio session from Aug 11

Guitar ability:
  Beginner
Drumming ability:
  Expert
Bass Guitar ability:
  Beginner
Like to join a band:
  No
Favorite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
Influences: Jill ScottFoo FightersJohn LegendJustin TimberlakeFred HammondD'angeloRoy HargroveMuse.Israel Houghton4hero

Jack Symonds is a positive hard working individual who has been professionally trained at the London College of Music.

At only 23 years old, he has already gained a large amount of experience in the music industry. When Jack first started playing Drums he gained a wealth of live experience playing at a church in his hometown (Milton Keynes). Here he grew as both a drummer and a musician. Now, years on Jack has sessioned with artists all over the country in both a live and studio setting such as Bionic, Jerome and The Soulnotes, Eemia, Mercston, Marvin Live, CalatrilloZ and The Jack Symonds Quartet. Performing in venues such as IndigO2, The ICC Birmingham, O2 Islington Academy and many more...

He has experience playing styles from Rock, Funk and Show-tunes right through to Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop to name but a few. To see a more detailed list of experience and to see photos and videos please visit Jack's profile at:

http://www.starnow.co.uk/jacksymondsmusic

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