AJ Rousell is a professional drummer, percussionist and educator based in Bristol (UK). Starting the age of 12, he spent the following decade developing his craft by studying at a variety of highly respected institutions, including the Bristol Institute of Modern Music, where he graduated with a BA Hons Degree in Professional Musicianship (2:1). Along side studying at select colleges, AJ have also sought lessons from some of the biggest names in the drumming world; including Benny Greb, JP Bouvet, Mike Johnston, Craig Blundell, Matt Halpern, Robert Brian, James Hester and Jason Bowld.
Having instantly fallen in love with music, AJ began expanding his experience by working with a variety of bands and solo artists, building a reputation as a reliable, diverse and skilled player. Having performed at a number of different venues, festivals, radio stations and studios, AJ is now considered a regualry called upon musician. AJ began playing with KALA CHNG in 2013 and became the Musical Director for her live performances. Alongside this, AJ also plays for former Tequila Mockingbyrd singer, Louisa Maria, as well as previously working with award winning UK country artist, Danny McMahon.
Artists & Bands that AJ has worked with:
Louisa Maria (Tequila Mockingbyrd) / KALA CHNG / Danny McMahon Holly Abraham / CICI-ROSE / Beccy Farr / Brought Into Being /
DK Management Agency / Joe Hardy / The Big Act Theatre Company Woodlands Church / Warble Entertainment Agency /
Various Theatre Productions (Oliver Twist, We Will Rock You, I Love You Because).
- Drums or Percussion at your live Music performance
- Remote drum recordings for your tracks (AJ's Studio)
- Studio days to record drums for your songs at your studio of choice
- Drummer/Percussionist available for full tours or multiple musical performances.
- A full time position as drummer within your musical project (schedule dependant)
- Sonor Ascent Series Kit (Beech Wood)
- Sonor Special Edition Kit (Maple Wood)
- Sonor Safari Kit (Club Kit)
- Yamaha Stage Custom
- Sonor Limited Edition (Maple 14" x 5.5")
- Sonor Ascent (Beech 14" x 5.5")
- EDC Custom (Maple 14" x 6")
- Memphis Drum Shop Custom (Maple 13" x 6.5")
- Mapex Black Panther Sledgehammer (Brass 14" x 6.5")
- Sonor Safari (Hybrid Woods 14" x 5")
-British Drum Company 'Merlin' (Maple 14" x 6.5")
- Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad
- Roland TD9 Electric Drum Kit