Paul White

last updated on 28/12/15

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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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

Employment History

I have played session drums for countless 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' as well as being the current drummer for industrial metal band The Defiled.
I am a 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 also have experience in retail management, driving long wheel base vehicles, and stage tech work.

The Defiled (Industrial Metal): 2012-Present

Stomp (Hit West End Theatrical show): 2011-2012

This Is Nirvana (Nirvana tribute band): 2011-2012

Kee Marcello (Glam Rock): Live session 2011-2012

Tricky (Trip-Hop/solo artist): Live session 2010

Blaze Bayley (Hard Rock/Metal): Live session 2010

Laura Jenkins (Acoustic/Funk/solo artist): Live session 2010

Wicked Wendy (Pop/Rock): Live session 2010

Nya: (Hard Rock/Metal): 2007-2012

Mercury Rain (Progressive Rock/Metal): Studio session 2009

Fourwaykill: (Trash Metal): Live session 2007

Season’s End (Symphonic Metal): 1998-2007

Nephwrack (Rock/Metal): Studio Session 2007

Liquid Sky: (Gothic Metal): Live Session 2005/Studio session 2012

James Hayball: (Hard Rock/Grunge): Live/Studio session 2002-2003

The Commisar: (Rock/Metal): Live/Studio Session 2002-2003

Rein Of Erebus: (Black Metal): Live/Studio Session 2000-2001

Drum tutor: 2002-Present

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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