Cameron Simons

is a drummermusic director based in Nashville, TN

Cameron Simons playing a black Ludwig drum set live at EXIT/IN NashvilleWhite background

Past work – Past work – Past work –

Music Direction.

I've worked in a wide range of roles concentrated on achieving dynamic & impactful live music performances. Clients include Jake Owen, Megadeth, The Aces, Danny Gokey, King Calaway, Hayden Coffman, Jervis Campbell, Sawyer, STRUAN, & more.

My skill set includes:

  • Musical Direction
  • Playback Design & Engineering
  • Lighting Design
  • Band Leading
  • Chart Writing
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Keys
  • BGVs
  • Tour Management

Live Performance.

My experience ranges widely including pop, rock, americana, country, jazz, and musical theater, to name a few genres. I've performed with countless Nashville-based artists including Walker Burroughs, Essy, Hayden Coffman, Patrick Murphy, The Gray Havens, Taylor Bickett, Leah Sykes, Tigirlily, Dustin Ransom, and more.

Studio Performance.

In addition to working from my own home studio, I’ve had the privilege to gain experience at various Nashville recording studios such as Ocean Way Nashville, The Tracking Room, Starstruck Entertainment,  Art House Studios, Gnome Recording Studios, and more.

Listen on Spotify
Drums, Playback, & Musical Direction - Hayden Coffman as direct support for Chase Matthew in October 2022

Gear.

Kits

2017 C&C Player Date II (22, 16, 13)
1980 Ludwig Classic Series (22, 16, 14, 13)
1966 Ludwig Club Date (20, 14, 12)

Drums

Sugar Percussion 6x14 Eastern Black Cherry
Drum Supply 6.5x14 Black Brass
Truth Drums 8x14 Brass
Ludwig 5x14 Acrolite(1969)
Ludwig 5x14 Pioneer (1968)
Ludwig 3x13 Rocker (1990s)
WFL 10x14 Single Tension Marcher (1950s)
Slingerland 10x26 Bass Drum (1960s)

Cymbals

22” Zildjian K Constantinople Medium-Thin Low
22” Meinl Byzance Medium Jazz Ride
22” Meinl Byzance Sand Crash-Ride w/ 3 rivets
22” Dream Vintage Bliss Crash-Ride
21" Zildjian K Sweet Ride
20" Zildjian Kerope Medium Ride
19” Meinl Byzance Medium-Thin Brilliant Crash
18” Meinl Byzance Medium Sand Crash
15” Zildjian Avedis Hi-Hats
14” Zildjian A-Series Hi-Hats (1970s)

Recording

Logic Pro X
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre
AKG D112
AKG P420
Behringer C2 x2
Shure SM81
Shure SM57 x3
Shure SM58
Plug-ins from Slate Digital, Soundtoys, iZotope, and more

Tracks / Electronics

Ableton Live 11
iConnectivity PlayAUDIO12 housed in 2U flight case
Roland SPD-sx
Roland Triggers

Cameron Simons playing drums at Gnome Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee