London based freelance musician

Ben is a London based freelance drummer. To date, he has worked with an impressive roster of musicians and bands including: Patrick Wolf, The Veils, Westlife, Knifeworld, Mediaeval Baebes, Jamie Lawson and many more. He has recorded on labels such as: Rough Trade, Venture, Virgin, EMI, Sony, Universal (IRE), UCJ (Decca) and Mercury.

Holds Me Tight

Ben studied contemporary music and drumming at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.

Recents Posts

60sec Tip Bits #2 – Cymbal Sleeves

60sec Tip Bits #2 – Cymbal Sleeves

Drummers, remember that sinking feeling you get when you’ve turned up to a gig (with your breakables) only to find no sleeves on the cymbal stands….? Here’s a simple, easy, practical solution (with bonus tip) to ensure you protect your beloved cymbals. Check it out!

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Welcome to my Youtube Channel

Welcome to my Youtube Channel

Hi I’m Ben Woollacott and welcome to my Youtube channel. I’m from Pembroke in West Wales and I’m a London based drummer. I’ve been playing drums since I was 12 years old and I’ve been drumming for a long time…. I graduated from a music college ACM in Guildford around 2001 and that year I […]

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What they say…


“Ben is a great drummer. Definitely a name to look out for!”

Pete Riley

ACM, Rhythm Magazine,


“Ben Woollacott is the drummer I searched my whole life to play with,

and anyone who knows me will attest to how much importance I put on the drums. Constantly inventive, adaptable, reliable and inspiring, Ben has a wonderful gift of knowing exactly what is right for any given song, groove-wise. He is not just comfortable but downright sassy in any number of styles and meters. His stellar playing has absolutely elevated my music and there’s no one I’d rather have playing it.”

Kavus Torabi

Knifeworld, Cardiacs,Monsoon Bassoon
musician and composer


“Ben is a drummer who cannot only groove. His tasteful, versatile approach can shift gears to suit the needs of any band. Great technique with superb musicality, check him out!”

Mike Strugis

ACM,DIME online, A-HA, Asia, Wishbone Ash.


“Ben Woollacott, great drummer and percussionist, dedicated and reliable

Maurice Bacon

The Love Affair, Mediaeval Baebes

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