Cameron Simons

is a drummermusic director based in Nashville, TN

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Past work – Past work – Past work –

Live.

My experience ranges widely including pop, rock, americana, country, jazz, and musical theater, to name a few genres. I've spent the early years of my career performing with Nashville-based artists such as Leah Sykes, Walker Burroughs, Houston Kendrick, Tigirlily, Dustin Ransom, Essy, and many more.

My skill set includes:

  • Drums & Percussion
  • Show Programming (Backing Tracks)
  • Musical Direction
  • Band Leading
  • Keys
  • BGVs

Studio.

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.

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Transcription.

I've worked with educators like Stephen Taylor (stephensdrumshed.com), Chad Lefkowitz-Brown (jazzlessonvideos.com), and Tim Buell (timbuellmusic.com), as well as published a thesis of nearly 40 different transcriptions with detailed analysis of some of my favorite drummers.

Browse my Soundslice
Drums, Tracks & Musical Direction - Maggie Renfroe performing at the 2020 Belmont Country Showcase

Gear.

Kits

2017 C&C Player Date II (22, 16, 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
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 SM57 x3
Shure SM58
Plug-ins from Slate Digital, Soundtoys, iZotope, and more

Tracks / Electronics

Ableton Live 10
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre housed in 2U flight case
Roland SPD-sx
Roland Triggers

Cameron Simons playing drums at Oceanway Studios