Toby Partridge

Freelance Session Drummer

About

Toby Partridge is a versatile, freelance session drummer who has been playing the drums since the age of 10. He was taught by the likes of Robert Brian (Peter Gabriel/Siouxsie Sioux) and other well-known drummers including Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine, Bill Bailey, Pitchshifter) and Mark Whitlam (Jim Mullen, Iain Ballamy).

Toby’s work includes live tours, studio/live sessions, radio and live stream performances. He regularly plays different kits/set ups, including electric and acoustic, SPD-SX electronic pad, as well as using percussion instruments for stripped back performances.

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Background

Toby studied Music Performance and Professional Musicianship at the British Institute for Modern Music (BIMM) and now session drums with up and coming and established artists including James Veck-Gilodi (Deaf Havana) The PFP, Kate Lomas, Scarlet and Meadowlark . Toby has gained his experience by touring and playing live all over the UK and parts of Europe at music venues, festivals and recording studios which include performing at Glastonbury Festival (click to watch) on the BBC Intro Stage. He also does Function work, MD work, mixing backing tracks, remote sessions and drum technician work – bands include Amber Run and Mallory Knox. Toby has worked in numerous recording studios including tracking drums for bands and singer/songwriters including The PFP @ Real World Studios (click to watch)  Metropolis Studios, Real World Studios and FindSpire, Paris.

Toby is always interested in working in all areas of drum and session work, his specialist areas are Pop, Electronic, Rock, Rhythm and Blues, and Singer Songwriter artists within the music industry.  For more information, to receive his full C.V or to book Toby for session/dep/tech work please email him at contact@tobypartridge.com. 

News

Session Drumming – Function Band, Wiltshire

29 September 2017

Pop/Rock Genre of 40 Songs @ 24 hours notice!

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Drum Tech for Mallory Knox @ Reading and Leeds Festival (Main Stage) – August 2017

26 August 2017

Drum Teching for Mallory Knox at both Reading and Leeds Festival – Main Stage. What a view!

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Testimonials

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Toby is a very professional minded musician. I have known him since 2012 and he is a very hard working conscientious, talented and serious touring/session drummer. Toby has recently been working as a tech for me on drum clinics and masterclasses. He always does a fab job and his inside knowledge means that I can leave him to set up the electronics or the acoustic kit with no trouble at all. His company whilst traveling to the venues makes for a relaxed and enjoyable journey! Any artist or manager looking for a drummer would do well to contact and work with him. Robert Brian: Professional drummer (Siouxsie Sioux, Simple Minds, Miles Kane and Peter Gabriel) Toby, Session Drumming/Drum Tech
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I've known Toby since about 2015 and his knowledge and style with drums is incredible. The guy can seem to drum and play anything you put in front of him! Having him out on tour and for festivals/live shows as a drum tech for Mallory Knox and being a fellow drummer is a breath of fresh air, because he's just so easy to get along with!! Mallory Knox - Dave Rawling (Drummer)
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I've worked in the music industry for roughly 25 years and worked with an array of musicians and industry bods alike. As an artist manager we brought Toby in to work with one of my artists as her drummer, programmer and to mix when needed. Toby is one of the most skilled, professional and dedicated musicians I have ever worked with. He always went above and beyond the call of duty. I would definitely work with him again and on other projects. It's been an absolute pleasure meeting and working with him. Carrie Hustler, Miller Music Management Carrie Hustler - Miller Music Management (Director / Artist Manager)
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"I love working with Toby as a Drum Tech, he makes my job easy! He achieves studio sounding drum tones in any live environment, even the most problematic of spaces. Toby is professional, easy to work with and has a wealth of drum knowledge for every genre and style of playing, so I'm always happy to have him on the crew!" Jack Childs - FOH/Monitors - Mallory Knox, Blonde, Black Peaks, Foxes (Toby, Drum Tech)
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Toby came in during a time where we needed a competent drummer to not only play songs from our record but help us find the best way to translate them from a recording to a live sense. Since coming on board he's done a number of tours, studio sessions, festivals and one off shows with us which include sold out shows at some of London's most prestigious venues and appearing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival. Toby is able to pick up songs very quickly (sometimes on the day of the show), his knowledge of how to produce the best natural and synthetic sounds is second to none and is someone you can always rely on. He has a great personality and is very mindful of not overplaying the drum sound and being attentive to the needs of the band. Meadowlark - Musician/Band (Toby, Session Drumming)
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Toby is an incredibly talented musician, a focused individual and great to have on the road or in the studio. He is versatile in many styles and techniques, very tight to click, picking up tunes very quickly, even on the day of performing! He is very confident in the technical care of his instrument and is also sensitive to the needs of the artist. Toby would be a valuable asset to any tour, studio or session with a great personality! Ben Allen - Front of House Sound Engineer/Musical Director (Izzy Bizu, Amber Run, Sugababes, J'Danna and Charlene Soraia) Toby, Session Drumming
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Toby is a lifesaver and great guy! He volunteered his very attentive drum tech skills. I had great piece of mind knowing he was bang on it using great knowledge. A truly talented man and musician. Knows his way round a drum kit! Ben Hirst - Tour Manager for Amber Run, Nimmo and Teleman (Toby, Drum Tech)
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Having had Toby in the studio, it is refreshing to see and hear such a relatively young gun paying such attention to detail. From the tuning of his kit, to making sure his played parts are exactly as required. Not overplayed, but musical, tight to the click with subtle nuances that make the drum track dynamic and alive. A good solid session drummer, book him before he is too busy! Engineered by Sebastian Pecchia at Riverside Studios, Bath ( Toby, Session Drumming)
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