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Ben is a London based freelance drummer. After Graduating from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford in 2001, he has worked with an impressive roster of musicians and bands including: Patrick Wolf, The Veils, Westlife, Knifeworld, Mediaeval Baebes, Jamie Lawson, Five Grand Stereo and many more. He has recorded on labels such as: Rough Trade, Venture, Virgin, EMI, Sony, Universal (IRE), UCJ (Decca) and Mercury.

Ben Woollacott drummer freelance musician London

Alexandra Palace - London, photo by Ula Burgiel

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Fun with Drums

Fun with Drums

Before shooting one of my videos I had a quick muck around playing on my drums, filmed by the multi talented Ula Burgiel. I think it very important to have fun on the drums as well as focused practicing/playing – let’s face it, it’s one of the reasons we play drums! What’s your focused practicing […]

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Recording with Caddy Cooper

Recording with Caddy Cooper

Recording with Caddy Cooper in March 2018 for the Album ‘For the Love’ – http://www.caddycooper.com/ A short glimpse of life behind the scenes when recording her album. Caddy Cooper – Guitars/Vocals Tom Jaworski – Guitar George George – Bass Ben Woollacott – Drums Dave Hayward – Pedal Steel/Engineer Paul Carella – Vocals After a day […]

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What they say…


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

Pete Riley
ACM, Rhythm Magazine, StickLibrary.com


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

Kavus Torabi
Knifeworld, Cardiacs, Monsoon Bassoon, Gong, DJ
musician and composer


“Ben is a drummer who cannot only groove; great technique with superb musicality, check him out!”

Mike Sturgis
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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