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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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Recents Posts

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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The Late Late Show

The Late Late Show

Thanks a million to the Late Late Show in Ireland for allowing Five Grand Stereo to perform. Part of our promotion for our shows in Ireland and the release of our single ‘Anyone can be a Star’.   It all happened on Friday the 6th of April at the RTE studios in Donnybrook, Dublin; and […]

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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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