Ben Woollacott

London based drummer

Originally from a small town in West Wales Ben Woollacott has been playing the drums since he was 12 years old. After gaining a degree in Accounting & Finance at Aberystwyth Uni he went on to study contemporary music and drumming at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Since then, Ben has recorded on labels such as: Rough Trade, Venture, Virgin, EMI, Sony, Universal (IRE), UCJ (Decca) and Mercury.

Ben Woollacott - London based drummer

Ben Woollacott – London based drummer

To date, Ben has worked with an impressive roster of musicians and bands including: Patrick Wolf, The Veils, Westlife, Knifeworld, Mediaeval Baebes, Jamie Lawson, Five Grand Stereo, Amy Kelly, Nick Marsh & Katherine Blake, Gabriel Bruce, Bluey Robinson, Anna Phoebe & Byron Johnson, Ace (Skunk Anansie), Bruce Dickinson (Little Angels), Tony Bowen, LFM, Gerard McMann, Les Bonbons, Stax Dempsey, Bev Craven, the Scarlet Oak and many more…

VIDEOS:

“Musical Noises – Recording Drums with the Mediaeval Baebes”

Ben Woollacott

Recorded at University of Westminster, Harrow. filmed and edited by Ben Woollacott


“Big Fat Snare Drum”

Ben Woollacott

Music written, arranged and played by Ben Woollacott. Recorded at Bush Studios, filmed and edited by Ula Burgiel (www.ulaburgiel.com)


“Drumming Outside”

Ben Woollacott

Music written, arranged and played by Ben Woollacott. Filmed and edited by Ula Burgiel (www.ulaburgiel.com)


“No Kidding”

Ben Woollacott

Music written, arranged and played by Ben Woollacott. Recorded at Bush Studios by Lloyd Jukes, filmed and edited by Ula Burgiel (www.ulaburgiel.com)


“Sunrise Drumming”

Ben Woollacott

Music written, arranged and played by Ben Woollacott. Filmed and edited by Ula Burgiel (www.ulaburgiel.com)


Patrick Wolf

House


Westlife

Children In Need


The Scarlet Oak LIVE at Sky Arts Sessions Studios

‘The Final Spit’


Mediaeval Baebes

Veni Veni Bella


Knifeworld

Don’t land on me


A Mountain of One

Bones


Moray McLaren

We Got Time


Five Grand Stereo

“1975” – Live Performance by Five Grand Stereo


The Veils

The Tide That Left and Never Came Back


Helen Boulding

Breath


 

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What they say…

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

Pete Riley

ACM, Rhythm Magazine, StickLibrary.com

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“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

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“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

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

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

Maurice Bacon

The Love Affair, Mediaeval Baebes

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