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AJ Rousell is a professional Drummer, Educator, Clinician, Author, and Drum Camp Founder.

​Having been passionate about drums and music since a young age, AJ has dedicated his life to mastering his craft. His experience as a professional drummer and educator has led him to being a regularly called upon musician. AJ has recorded at a number of studios (including his own in Bristol) and performed live with artists such as FirewoodIsland, Danny McMahon, Tina Boonstra, Katie O'Malley, Holly Abraham, Louisa Maria, Amy Moore, Ben Francis, and KALA CHNG.  AJ's reputation has been built on his professionalism, experience, and genuine passion for what he does.

As well as a busy live/recording drummer, AJ is a Clinician & Educator. With an extensive list of private students, he has also taught and performed alongside some of the most renowned drummers; including Eddy Thrower, Emmanuelle Caplette, Gabor Dornyei, JP Bouvet, and Dave Major. AJ is passionate about inspiring and motivating others in their musical journey, and is the author of two books; 

"The Drummer's Odyssey" and "The Field Manual For The Church Drummer".

In 2018, AJ founded The Drummer's Odyssey Camp; an immersive experience for drummer's looking to develop their playing, study with some of the worlds top drummers, and connect deeper with the UK drum community. 

AJ is proudly endorsing Bosphorus Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, CymPad, Prologix Practice Pads, Cosmic Ears Monitoring 

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What people say....

“AJ is an absolute pro, I loved playing with him. He was super prepared , calm throughout a crazy day and he smashed the gig. Really hope we get to work together again soon.”

Tina Boonstra
Singer Songwriter / Artist

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