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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 has also played for former Tequila Mockingbyrd singer Louisa Maria, award winning UK country artist, Danny McMahon, Tina Boonstra, and is the current drummer for FirewoodIsland.  

Artists & Bands that AJ has worked with:
Louisa Maria (Tequila Mockingbyrd) / KALA CHNG / Firewood Island / Danny McMahon / Tina Boonstra / 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 including Oliver Twist, We Will Rock You, I Love You Because. 
Services offered;
- Drums or Percussion for your live Music performance
- Remote drum recordings for your tracks (recorded at AJ's Studio) 
- Recording 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) 
Drum Kits:
- Sonor Ascent Series Kit (Beech Wood)
- Mapex Orion (Maple Wood)

- Sonor Special Edition Kit (Maple Wood)

- Sonor Safari Kit (Club Kit)
- Yamaha Stage Custom

Snare Drums:
- 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")

Bosphorus Cymbals 
Electronics & Mics:
- Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad
- Roland TD9 Electric Drum Kit
- Audix Microphones
Use the form below for  quotes, info or bookings for your Musical Projects, Tours, Studio/Remote Drum Recordings or Live Shows

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