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.