Max Saidi UK Session Drummer

A little about me...

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 Bebe Rexha, Peter Andre, Will Young, The Wandering Hearts, Shane Filan (Westlife), 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’.

Having spent many years as a session drummer in the UK recording at some of London’s top studios (Abbey Road, RAK and more), I’ve used this first-hand experience and knowledge to offer great sounding, high-quality custom drum tracks from my very own recording studio…

The recording studio

My studio is situated in the picturesque English countryside. Equipped with a number of drum kits, countless cymbals and exotic percussion instruments, it’s from here that I spend most of my time, recording drums for musicians and producers from all over the world and emailing the recordings back to them – all via the internet.

The convenience of working remotely means I can offer my services at a much lower rate, meaning you get a much better deal than if you were to hire a studio and drummer separately.

Plus, the added benefit is we have the flexibility and freedom to go back and fourth until your drum tracks sound perfect. Time is not money!​

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Some of the people I've played drums for (and still do!)

Peter Andre Max Saidi

Peter Andre

Shane Filan Max Saidi

Shane Filan

Gianna Nannini Max Saidi

Gianna Nannini

Bebe Rexha Max Saidi

Bebe Rexha

Wil Malone Max Saidi

Wil Malone 

Will Young Max Saidi

Will Young

Chris Bolster Max Saidi

Chris Bolster

Outside of my studio

From live sessions at London's Abbey Road Studios to performing on national television -
here are some other things I get up to outside of my studio.

Live Session, Abbey Road Studios, London UK

The Jonathan Ross Show – Bebe Rexha, ‘Last Hurrah’

“Max is one of a kind. He is down to earth, and extremely easy to work with. He has integrity, and never fails to put his heart into his work.”
Happy Client USA
Gilbert T.J
Producer / Songwriter
How WantDrums.com began
The rise of remote drum recording

How it all began

2011 - 2019

Discovering 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 – not to mention how expensive it was to get ‘live’ drum tracks on their songs.

It seemed people who wanted drums recorded on their songs would either need to travel to a commercial studio and hire a drummer that way, or try and record a drummer in their own space. That space would ideally need to be an acoustically treated room. Plus, there’s also all the gear required to record drums properly; converters, preamps, microphones etc. Either of those two methods would end up costing hundreds – if not thousands.

Finding the solution
Having gained so much invaluable knowledge and experience recording at some incredible studios in and around London, in 2011 I decided to set myself up to record drum tracks from my own studio. The idea was simple; I would work out of my studio and offer people around the world one of the first ‘Remote Drum Recording Services’ online.

With people’s budgets dwindling and some studios even closing their doors because of this, remote recording had very quickly started to gain popularity. Since the creation of WantDrums.com I have had the pleasure of recording drum tracks on countless projects, from self-releasing artists right the way through to large TV productions and soundtracks. I’m also thrilled to be recognised as one of the industry-leading drummers online.

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

Why choose me for your next project?

Max Saidi UK Session Drummer
Want to talk about your project?

If you have a song ready for drums, or have some questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.