Peter Rayner

Band Member, Drummer, Composer, Other Musician

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Drumming ability

Expert


Composer ability

Intermediate


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Metal
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

Peter is a drummer and percussionist rapidly making a name for himself. He is based in London and is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama studying percussion and drum kit. From a very early age, he attracted much attention being awarded the Jam percussion prize at Junior Guildhall, category finalist in Young Musician of the Year and a finalist in Young Drummer of the Year.

Having professional training and experience in drum kit and all areas of percussion, Peter has the musical knowledge to play all styles of music to the highest of standards, some of these including orchestras, function bands, jazz groups (large or small), shows, percussion (including orchestral, tuned percussion and world percussion) and solo percussion recitals or perfromances.

As a drummer, Peter is studied under Ralph Salmins (UK session drummer) and Matt Skelton (John Wilson Orchsetra). As well as having much experience performing a variety of genres, Peter is renowned for his sight reading skills, ability to learn from ear, groove and consistency.

Peter is a percussionist trained with a wide knowledge of musical styles and instruments including orchestral percussion, tuned percussion and hand percussion. He studied with Rob Farrer, David Corkhill (Philharmonia) Sam Walton (London Symphony Orchestra), Julian Warburton, Kevin Hathaway (Philharmonia) and Alex 'Zands' Duggan and Glynn Matthews. He is also a member of the Docklands Sinfonia, playing at prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace and at the House of Lords.

Peter has toured internationally with the crossover pianist Maksim Mrvica including a 43 show tour across China playing venues including Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He also plays klezmer music with the Happy Beigel Klezmer Orkester.

Other venues he has performed at include the Royal Albert Hall including the BBC Proms, 606 Club, The Royal Opera House, Fairfield Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican Main Hall, St John's Smiths Square, and the Jubilee flotilla for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

Peter has on several occasions appeared on national TV and radio.

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