The Drummer - Jonathan Atkinson
As a freelance drummer and programmer based in London, Jonathan has toured with many artists, including: Paul Young, Peter André, Kim Wilde, Howard Jones, Jamelia, Boy George, Alexander O'Neal, Midge Ure, Rick Astley, Gloria Gaynor, Belinda Carlisle, The Supremes, Nik Kershaw, The Pointer Sisters, Kajagoogoo, The Three Degrees, Michael Ball, Bananarama,Tony Hadley, Errol Brown, Tavares, Odyssey, Go West, ABC, Five Star, Cutting Crew, Johnny Hates Jazz, Nick Heyward, The Weather Girls, Curiosity Killed The Cat, China Crisis, The Emotions, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Jimmy Sommerville, Marc Almond, The Real Thing, Sinitta, Shalamar, Chesney Hawkes, Hazel O’Connor, Boney M, Altered Images, Evelyn 'Champagne' King, Toyah, Limahl, Bucks Fizz, and Sony artist The Alice Band for whom he was musical director.
His recording credits include several projects for Beatles' producer Sir George Martin (including tracks for Celine Dion, and Phil Collins). He has also recorded tracks for Grammy nominated producer Chris Sheldon, BBC’s Doctor Who (Album, Concerts and TV series), Howard Jones (Ordinary Heroes Album ’09, numerous live recordings and DVD’s), Kim Wilde (Come Out And Play album 2011, Wilde Winter Songbook 2013), Japanese Megastar Kaela Kimura (Japanese #1 Album Feb’07), Universal artist Hayley Westenra (fastest selling UK debut artist), Sir Willard White (top 20 classical album), Kim Ritchie (US #1 singer-songwriter), The Alice Band (top 5 UK radio hit), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kajagoogoo (Gone To The Moon Album ‘09), Music For The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012), Music for the Millennium Dome, Music for Millennium Remembrance Day, cult rock band Velvet Jones, tracks for Toyah, T'Pau, Swing Out Sister…….and Keith Harris and Orville.
The Engineer - Ben Thackeray
Ben Thackeray has been engineering many bands for over 10 years. After studying at Alchemea Ben began plying his trade at Mark Angelo Studios until he landed a job at the famous Mayfair Studios in London. At Mayfair he worked alongside some great Producers including Nigel Godrich, Jim Abbiss, Ken Nelson, Tony Hoffer and Tom Elmhirst on sessions with Radiohead, Coldplay and Supergrass.
After Mayfair Ben began engineering at Miloco Studios working for a wide variety of acts including The Happy Mondays, My Bloody Valentine, Bloc Party, Rachel Zeffira and many more. For the last two years Ben has been recording and sampling many drum kits for Drumdrops. With each kit taking about six weeks to record and edit there is nothing that this man does not know about drums.