Discover Joe Reid: Drummer's Current Drumming Journey!
Freelance drummer from Northumberland. Joe has performed with UK bands at various venues in the North East including Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle O2 Academy, Bar Loco Newcastle, Corbridge Music Festival, The Cluny, Head of Steam Newcastle, Think Tank Newcastle and local venues with many bands and singer songwriters. With performance experiences in orchestras, musicals, function tribute bands, performing in festivals and concert, the knowledge gained has proved to be invaluable with impeccable versatility and ability to play all genres.
Joe has studied a Master of Music degree, after graduating from Newcastle University with an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Music, with a high first in performance. With the drumming knowledge and abilities achieved from his studies, Joe is developing original compositions and drum solos with continuous determination and hard work to become the best drummer version of himself.
Joe's past experiences includes ‘Northumberland Rock School' directed by Geoff Hutchinson involving teenagers from across the county building their musicianship. This provided many opportunities to learn a diverse range of music styles with a variety of musicians at an early age. Culminating with an ensemble performance at ‘The City Hall’ in Newcastle Upon-Tyne at the age of 13. Most recently, Joe has worked with international German producers on a recording collaborations.
As you can see drums and music has been instrumental throughout his life.
Currently, Joe is working as a freelance session drummer which involves gigs, teaching and UK bands performing original music. Not only this, he is working with singer songwriters plus three relatively new bands, Crux (Alternative Rock), The Avelons (Indie Rock) and Priory Of Sion (Progressive Metal) performing in venues in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With the drumming knowledge learned from his studies and wide range of research, Joe is developing solo projects involving original compositions and drum solos.