SPIKE T SMITH:
PROFESSIONAL DRUMMER

INTERNATIONAL RECORDING & TOURING ARTIST

WORLDWIDE TOURING | RECORDING | ONLINE SESSIONS | TEACHING | CLINICIAN | CONSULTANCY | WRITING | TIPS

ABOUT SPIKE

Spike T Smith is a British professional freelance session drummer, artist, performer, musician and songwriter. He’s spent many years working internationally with some of the world’s finest artists and musicians, including Morrissey, punk legends The Damned, Killing Joke, New York Dolls, Steve Ignorant/Crass, Sona Fariq and Sacrilege, to name just a few.

Spike has worked with some of the most respected music producers on the planet, including:

Youth: The Verve; Pink Floyd; Paul McCartney; Crowded House; Black Grape; The Charlatans; Killing Joke.
Jerry Finn: Green Day; Morrissey; Blink 182; Rancid; Sum 41; Pennywise.
Alex Silva: Manic Street Preachers; Suede; Herbert Grönemeyer; Sona Fariq.
Jagz Kooner: Primal Scream; Oasis; Garbage; Massive Attack; Kasabian; Reverend and The Makers.
Andy Sneep: Megadeth; Saxon; Testament; Exodus; Arch Enemy; Opeth; Accept; Amon Amarth; Nevermore.
Harvey Birrell: Therapy; Buzzcocks; Crass; Snuff; Senseless Things; Jolt; Alien Sex Fiend; Silverfish; Flesh For Lulu.
Brendon Lynch: Paul Weller; Primal Scream; Ocean Colour Scene.

Originally from Wales, Spike has played drums and performed since he was 13 years old. He’s been described by Rhythm magazine “As the British version of American session heavy-weight, Josh Freese”.

Spike has a wide range of music styles and genres, and loves nothing more than being on the road touring and playing drums. He’s based in Cambridge, in the UK and is CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR session work, live and studio, or depping WORK WORLDWIDE. 

So, if you need a professional, experienced drummer, with a proven track record to perform with you, or a band you produce, or manage, on a current, or upcoming music project or tour, contact Spike direct for a chat.

 

Spike also provides online and private tuition, music consultancy, drum workshops, and advice.

You can also follow Spike on Facebook, on YouTube, or just send him an e-mail at spike@spiketsmith.com.

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WATCH SPIKE IN ACTION

Spike has covered many musical styles and genres. He is well known for rock, metal, hardcore, punk and reggae drumming, but has also shown his versatility performing funk, jazz, hip-hop and many other styles. See more for yourself in the videos below.

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THRASH METAL

SOUNDTRACK

HIP-HOP

BIG-BAND JAZZ

DRUM TUITION

Spike T Smith Drum Tuition is the foremost drum teaching facility in Cambridgeshire. With a purpose built studio in Peterborough that provides a state of the art teaching environment for complete beginners and professional players of all ages.

Established in 1989, Spike T Smith is dedicated to teaching drums with a passion and total commitment to individual student development drawing from over 25 years of experience.

Tuition is available 5 days a week, with times to suit all. If you are looking for professional drum tuition please contact us here.

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Tuition is available to all from beginners to advanced. Spike teaches all styles and techniques including Rock, Funk, Metal, Jazz, Indie, Sight reading, Double bass drumming, Rudiments, Linear drumming etc..

We are open 5 days a week, with times to suit all. If you are looking for professional drum tuition please contact us here.

Using Skype or Facetime, anyone, anywhere in the world can access one-to-one private drum tuition from Spike, a renowned professional drummer.

All you need is a laptop and internet connection, and you can learn from the convenience of your own home.

 

If you are looking for professional online drum tuition please contact us here.

All lessons are on a one to one basis. You can be confident in the knowledge your child will be taught in a comfortable and safe environment, which parents are welcome to inspect. Spike has a full DRB (enhanced) checked and Public Liability Insurance, documentation is always available on request.

Lessons are available 5 days a week, with times to suit all. If you are looking for professional drum tuition please contact us here.

We use Trinity Guildhall school of music and drama and Rock School examinations grades 1-8 which have proved to be very popular with both students and parents. However grading’s and examinations are not compulsory we also teach drumming for fun and personal enjoyment.

We are open 5 days a week, with times to suit all. If you are looking for professional drum tuition please contact us here.

We also offer gift certificates for 5 lessons for the price of 4. Please mention when enquiring.

We are open 5 days a week, with times to suit all. If you are looking for professional drum tuition please contact us here.

ONLINE SESSIONS

Access a world-class drummer to record drum-tracks for your music, from anywhere in the world.

Which file formats would you like?
MP3WAVAIFF

HOW IT WORKS

Step 1:

Contact us using the Session Enquiry form or just Contact Us, optionally attach versions of your song(s) with or without drums, and we will be in touch to further discuss your requirements.

Step 2:

Receive a quote and estimated turnaround time. Once agreed, Spike will begin professionally recording your multi-track drum track(s).
Skype Option: Join Spike LIVE in the studio to input on the recording of your drum-track in real-time!

Step 3:

Spike will then send you a rough MP3 mix of your drum track(s). You will then be able to choose to discuss any amendments or changes if desired. Once happy with the tracks, the stems and a stereo mix of the tracks will be prepared.

Step 4:

Upon payment, all of the tracks and mix will be made available to download in your chosen formats.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

As well as providing tuition and online sessions, Spike has a wide range of skills and years of experience enabling him to offer a number of valuable services.

Touring

Spikes favourite line of work is touring with great bands. He has worked all over the world with acts such as Morrissey, The Damned and many others.

Recording

Spike can help you or your band with recording in a studio setting. He is also available as a session musician if you need some drums for your recording.

Consultancy

With years of experience, Contact Spike if you would like to know more about touring, recording, drumming or general advice regarding the music industry.

Writing

Need help writing drums for your music? Spike is on hand to help.

Clinician

Spike often runs drumming workshops, offering advice and tuition to large groups of budding and experienced drummers alike.

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EQUIPMENT

When you record with Spike, in the studio or remotely, you will access high-end professional recording equipment and software. See some of the equipment at your disposal here…

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Drums

Pearl Masters Custom Maple shell.

22×18 Bass Drum.

8×7, 10×8, 12×10, 13×12, 16×16 Toms.

Pearl Masters SST Premium Birch Shell.

22×18 Bass Drum.

10×7, 12×9, 16×16 Toms.

Snare Drums

Pearl Masters Custom Maple Shell.

14×6.5, 12×6.5, 10×7.

Omar Hakim Signature African Mahogany13x5.

 

Ludwig:

  Black Beauty Brass Shell Black Nickel Plated 14×6.5.

  Coliseum Classic Maple 14×8.

 

  Slingerland:

  Vintage Sound King Chrome over Brass 14×6.5.

Cymbals  (All Zildjian)

13 & 14 Inch Quick Beat Hi Hats.

14” K MasterSound Hi Hats.

14” K/Z Combination Hi Hats.

17” A Custom fast Crash.

18” A Custom Projection Crash.

19” A Custom Crash.

20” A Custom Medium Crash.

22” Z3 Rock Ride.

22 K Custom Dark Ride.

18” China Boy High.

19” K China.

9” Oriental Trash Splash.

10” K Splash.

9.5″ Zil-bel.

Drumheads (All Remo)

Clear Emperor or Pinstripes, top head on Toms.

Clear Ambassador, Bottom head on Toms.

Weatherking Coated Ambassador or Coated Controlled Sound top head on Snares.

Ambassador Snare, bottom head.

Accessories

Projection Racket Drum Mat & Cases.

64 Audio In Ear Monitors.

Zildjian Drum Sticks.

Microphones:

Shure Beta 52

Audio Technica ATM 25

AKG D112

Shure SM57 (x3)

Shure SM58 (x3)

Beyerdynamic TG-X 48

Audio Technica MB2k (X2)

Rode NT 5 (X2)

Neumann TLM 103

Red 5 RV4 (x2)

Red 5 RV15

Red 5 RV6 (X2)

Outboard:

Soundcraft Ghost 24

Focusrite Octopre MkII Dynamic

Focusrite Platinum Voicemaster

Focusrite Green 3 Channel Strip

Joemeek ThreeQ

TL Audio Fat Man

Digital Processing:

RME Hammerfall 9652 interface

Cockos Reaper DAW

Slate Digital & Waves plugins

iZotope Ozone 7 Mastering Suite

TESTIMONIALS

Spike has put years of practice into constantly improving his drumming techniques. He prides himself on taking a professional approach, working hard, but also having fun along the way!

See what others have to say about him…

CONTACT SPIKE

WORLDWIDE TOURING | RECORDING | ONLINE SESSIONS | TEACHING | CLINICIAN | CONSULTANCY | WRITING | TIPS

Need a drummer? Whether you’re local or anywhere in the world, get in touch to talk about how you could work together.

If you’d like to learn more about Spikes thoughts and motivations, follow his Facebook page or check out his YouTube channel.

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