Freaking great drum parts

Ben Gillies is a member of legendary Australian band, Silverchair – winners of 21 prestigious ARIA awards – and one of the world’s most respected drummers. His expertise is now available to you.

Don’t wait till tomorrow

Drum parts that will help your songs reach their full potential

From the time of their breakout hit ‘Tomorrow’ Silverchair toured the world and went on to release five chart-topping albums. As the drummer Ben Gillies created original drum parts that brought power and structure to the music, adapting what was needed for each individual song. That’s because Ben understands music on multiple levels and has never used a cookie-cutter approach to his drumming.

Apart from having decades of experience on drums Ben is a pianist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, so he understands what songs need and brings all that knowledge into how he creates drum parts for session drumming. So if you want a session drummer who can help your songs reach their full potential, there’s no one better than Ben.

How does it work?

First, choose one of the following options in the form:

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Drum Parts Only
Remote Recording

Ben will record drum parts for your song and send them to you online

Drum Parts Only
In-Studio Recording

Ben can record the parts in a studio you book in Australia or overseas. This will involve extra costs.

Details provided on request or please see FAQs.

Pre-Production + Drum Parts
REmote Recording

Ben will work with you on pre-production for the song, plus record drum parts and supply these online.

Pre-Production + Drum Parts
In-Studio Recording

Ben will work with you on pre-production for the song, plus record the parts in a studio you book in Australia or overseas. This will involve extra costs.

Details provided on request or please see FAQs.

Next, please supply the following:

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1Song Details
2Contact Details
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This can be a working title if you’re not sure yet.
e.g. Which genre of music do you create – rock, pop, etc.? Are you looking for parts for one song or multiple songs? Is this your debut single or are you an experienced artist?
e.g. if you love the drum part in a particular song, please include that as a reference.
e.g. if you love the drum part in a particular song, please include that as a reference.
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Accepted file types: mp3, Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 10.

    Freaking Awesome Questions (And Answers)

    Yes – if Ben agrees to play on your track, you will be sent a quote. It is up to you whether or not you wish to accept this quote.

    No. Ben may not be able to play drum parts for you, either because he has too many requests at that time or because he feels he’s not the right drummer for your track.

    The simplest thing is to let us know which style of music your track is like – for example, if you think it’s like a Taylor Swift song or a Rolling Stones song. A general indication is fine.

    We understand that you’re keen to hear the drum parts Ben is creating but ask that you only contact him during that time if you wish to provide more information about the track/your music.

    They will be sent via online transfer.

    Yes. If he creates original drum parts he requires 12% of the publishing rights to the song and a credit. Details for the credit will be supplied at the appropriate time.

    Each track is assessed on a case-by-case basis, so while there’s a good chance he’ll play parts for you again, it’s not automatic.

    Yes, please select either of the options for in-studio recording. Please note that flights and accommodation, plus a per diem payment, will be added to the cost of providing drum parts. Exact details to be provided upon request.