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Jack Symonds

London, United Kingdom

Musician

www.jacksymondsdrums.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. He first picked up a pair of drumsticks at age 12 and began to take lessons. His love of music eventually led him to pursue a career in the industry. 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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Physical Details

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

Experience

2014
  • Hillsong Band @ Various venues : Drummer, London, UK
  • Hillsong Conference @ The O2 Arena : Drummer/Percussionist, London, UK
  • Urban Voices Collective : Drummer/Percussionist, London, UK
2013
  • Hillsong Carols at Wembley Arena : Drummer/Percussionist, London, UK
  • 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

Drumming ability:
  Expert
Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
Influences: MuseJill ScottFoo FightersJohn LegendJustin TimberlakeD'angeloRoy HargroveIsrael HoughtonLiv WarfieldErika Badu And Many More

Jack Symonds is a live and studio session drummer who's been professionally trained at the London College of Music.

At 25 years old, he has gained a large amount of experience in the music industry. Jack grew up playing in a church background and here, gained a wealth of live experience. Now, years on Jack has sessioned with artists all over the country and abroad in both a live and studio setting such as Hillsong, Bionic, Jerome and The Soulnotes, Eemia, Mercston, Marvin Live, CalatrilloZ and The Jack Symonds Quartet. Performing in venues like The O2 Arena, Wembley SSE Arena, IndigO2, The ICC Birmingham, O2 Islington Academy and many more...

He has experience playing styles from Rock, Funk and Drum & Bass right through to Neo-Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop to name but a few. To see more details about Jack along with photos and videos please visit:

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

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