About

Max Saidi UK Session Drummer

A brief introduction

I started playing drums aged 10 having been inspired by friend and world-renowned session percussionist Frank Ricotti. It was then I decided music was the career for me!

Since taking my first professional gig at 15, I’ve worked with the likes of Will Young, Shane Filan (Westlife), The Wandering Hearts, David Klotz (Music Supervisor Game of Thrones, Iron Man, Stranger Things), Wil Malone (Producer Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Black Sabbath) and Italian superstar Gianna Nannini on her No.1 platinum selling album ‘Inno’.

When I’m not in my studio, one of my regular gigs is performing with The Chip Shop Boys® playing 100+ shows a year throughout the UK, Europe and USA. In 2016 The Chip Shop Boys® recorded a live album at world famous Abbey Road Studios (see below).

With the experience and knowledge gained over years from recording in some of London’s top studios, I have invested a great deal of time and money in sourcing the best gear around so that I can provide studio-quality results from my own remote recording studio.

The direct benefit of hiring a remote session drummer is you’re not having to fork out for expensive studio time, paying a recording engineer to run the session, paying session musicians or even having to leave your front door!

Outside of my studio

Some of the things I get up to outside of WantDrums.com

Live Session, Abbey Road Studios, London UK

Will Young ‘ Thank you’

How WantDrums.com began

The rise of remote recording

How it all began

2011 - 2018

The problem

WantDrums.com was born out of the frustration of musician friends of mine who were fed up with programming drums or using drum loops in their songs. Traditionally, in order to have live custom drum tracks on your songs you would need a recording drummer, the appropriate studio space, ideally an acoustically treated room plus all the gear required to record drums (preamps converters, microphones etc) and that alone can run into thousands.

The solution

Recognising that budgets are tight for most, I decided to set up a unique online drum and percussion recording service. Musicians, bands and producers send me their tracks via email, I record the live drum tracks at my own studio and then I email the high-quality drum stems back to them. There’s no hiring studios, engineers or drummers. It’s quick, easy and most importantly it's affordable.

WantDrums.com® is now recognised as one of the leading drum recording services on the internet and clients such as Sky, EMI, Channel 4 TV, HBO and many more use me for drum production - be it soundtracks, commercials, albums and more.

I'm not the only Online Session Drummer out there...

So why choose me for your next project?