About.

Mike Perry

Drummer - Producer - Teacher

Mike Perry - London Drummer

Mike Perry is a professional drummer, percussionist and producer based in London UK. He works on a number of performing projects and teaches drum lessons, percussion workshops, music production and live band workshops.

For the past ten years, Mike has worked and toured with a variety of artists and clients, performing across the UK and internationally. Mike works as a session drummer and produces drum tracks for clients in person, or in online drum sessions. He tracks with live acoustic drums or Midi drums, played live using world-class premium sample libraries.

As a music educator, Mike is a contracted instrumental teacher for Harrow Music Service and an Artist in Residence for Ark Music, working in primary, secondary and higher education in London Borough of Harrow and across London. He also teaches private drum lessons in Ealing, London.

Ethos

Mike explores music that incorporates stylistic cross-over and broad influences, engaging with London’s global community. Mike is committed to working with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and believes music should be accessible to all. He has worked with students of varying levels of special educational needs including autism, down-syndrome, ADHD and other learning disabilities. Mike has successfully applied for London Music Fund scholarships for a number of his students, and guided them through the ongoing programme. He has mentored a number of successful alumnis who have studied at university level, worked with respected projects including Tomorrow’s Warriors and gained accredited qualifications.

Education

  • University of Liverpool (2:1 BAHons in Politics and Film)
  • Trinity Guildhall – Professional Music Diploma LTCL (licentiate level 6)
  • Drumtech drum and percussion school, London, Master’s Performance(Merit)

Selected Performances

  • Womad Festival, BBC Radio 3 stage
  • BBC Studios Maida Vale, for Mary-Ann Kennedy (BBC World on 3)
  • Faerieworlds 2016 main stage, Portland Oregan
  • Ragnard Rock Festival 2016, Lyon France
  • The Garage Islington
  • 02 Academy Liverpool
  • Tooting and Balham Carnival
  • Peace Am Pott Oberhausen Festival Germany
  • London Jazz Festival
  • London Southbank Centre, Clore Ballroom
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall, Front Room
  • Wizzerfest, Oxford
  • Stanley Theatre, Liverpool
  • Bar Zapata, Berlin
  • Liverpool SoundCity festival
  • Liverpool Matthew Street Fringe Festival
  • Hackney Empire Stage 3
  • Passing Clouds, Dalston
  • Rich Mix, Shoreditch
  • Hootenanny’s Brixton
  • The Canteen, Bristol
  • Cult Cafe, Ipswich
  • Off-The-Cuff, Hearne Hill
  • The Glebe, Stoke-On-Trent,
  • Korova, Liverpool
  • The Castle, Manchester
  • Proud Camden
  • Liverpool Barfly

Artists / Clients

  • Joro
  • Nazim Ziryab
  • Daemonia Nymphe
  • Ian Mcnabb
  • Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten)
  • Thomas Lang
  • Doctor and the Medics
  • Amsterdam
  • Liverpool  Number 1’s Project
  • Soundbank at the Southbank with Phronesis
  • Nick Atkinson, (Rooster)
  • Venezuelan Alien
  • Counts
  • Mood Food
  • Pack of Wolves Arkestra
  • Dear Joy
  • Soonripe Collective.