Session Drummer Hire

Sam Lumsden Perfomance Shot
Sam Lumsden Inverness Ironworks
DW Drums
Sam Lumsden Gig

If you need an experienced drummer for a performance, feel free to get in touch.

I am based in Inverness, Scotland, but I work with bands and musicians all over the world, and I am available for hire. 

- I own top quality, great sounding drums and cymbals

- I come with a full set of drum mics, stands, cables and in-ears

- I have my own transport for gigs in Scotland

- I live near the airport

- Advanced sight reader/improviser

- Over 20 years of live performance experience

- Comfortable performing in front of any size of audience

- Happy to play concerts, showcases, weddings, corporate events etc.

- I am reliable, punctual, and will always put 110% in to my performance

- I am hugely experienced in learning material quickly

- I play all styles of music


The price will vary depending on 

- the type, time and length of work

- the distance and cost of travel

I am a member of the Musician's Union, and my pricing will be based on their recommendation.

Text / Telephone: +447528242067

I use the following equipment:

- Sonor Force 3005, DW Frequent Flyer, Pearl Export Drums

- Custom built Beier Drums snare drums

- Sabian AAXplosion Cymbals

- Protection Racket cases and drum mats

- Shure, Sennheiser and AKG drum Microphones

- Shure In-Ear Monitoring

- Porter & Davies BC2 Tactile Monitoring Drum Throne

Sam Lumsden Dep Drummer
Sam Lumsden Drummer 5

Live drum recording in several styles - recorded for a TV show

         I performed all other instruments & vocals too.



"Sam is the first call for Celtic Rouge Wedding & Events Band. Sam is first there at an event and last out. Sam's drumming is world class.  Plays appropriately to the event regarding volume and appropriately to the music in terms of feel. He has an amazing touch and grooves on slow ballads and rocks hard on upbeat numbers. Having heard Sam play in many different settings, I can comment on how sensitive he is to the job requirement, and how humble he is to ask if he is playing well. Personally, I just love the sound in his hands. Consummate professional, he is set up and helping load-in, and leaves after doing the heavy lifting on pack-up. Also great fun to be around and has an enthusiastic mindset, which keeps everyone in great spirit."

Lewis Cannon - Celtic Rouge Wedding & Events Band, Scotland