Paul White

last updated on 06/07/17

I am a professional drummer with over 20 years playing experience, including numerous studio recordings, major festival appearances and extensive international touring, as well as 14 years drum tuition experience. I am a very easy going, professionally minded, hard working individual, available … Read more


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The Defiled @ Shepherd's Bush Empire. Copyright: Daniel Gray
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The Defiled @ Download 2012
Stomp Copyright: Steve McNicholas
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The Defiled @ Portsmouth Pyramids. Copyright: Scott Chalmers
The Defiled @ Shepherd's Bush Empire. Copyright: Daniel Gray
Tricky @ Rome, Italy
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The Defiled live
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Paul White- Nya 'Face The Music' drum cam
tricky - live @ paris plages 2010
ITV 'All Star Mr & Mrs' appearance
Kee Marcello - Redux: Europe
The Defiled @ Sonisphere 2014. Paul 'Needles' White Drum Cam. NEW APPROACH
Blood Sells - The Defiled Official Video
The Defiled - Download Festival 2012
Seasons End - Ghost In My Emotion
The defiled live in Manchester

Employment History

I have played session drums for numerous bands and solo artists covering a wide range of musical genres, including: ex Iron Maiden front-man 'Blaze Bayley', trip-hop star 'Tricky', and former Europe guitarist 'Kee Marcello'. I am the former drummer of industrial metal band The Defiled and former cast member of the hit west end show STOMP, having worked full time in the West end show for six months and performed at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony.

I am the current drummer for cult 80s band Grim Reaper and former Heaven's Basement frontman Aaron Buchanan.

I also have experience in retail management, driving long wheel base vehicles and stage tech work.

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Industry Awards

The Defiled:

Metal Hammer 'Golden God' award for 'Best New Band'.

Technical Equipment

I am officially endorsed by:

Ddrum acoustic drums and triggers

Meinl cymbals

Remo heads

Audix microphones

Hardcase cases

Pellwood drumsticks

Gibraltar Hardware

Other Skills / Additional Information

-Backing vocal ability

-Confident driver, with experience of long wheel base vehicles

-Extensive knowledge of drum equipment and good knowledge of other rock based instruments

-Good managerial skills and confident manner

-Extensive experience in theatre and studio environments