Adam Falkner


Adam Falkner

Bandname Independent
Country United Kingdom
Genre Session
Product Configuration
  • a 22" x 18" Bass Drum (MMP2218BX/C)
  • b 12" x 9" Tom (MMP1209T/C)
  • c 14" x 14" Floor Tom (MMP1414F/C)
  • d 14" x 6.5" Steve Ferrone Signature Snare Drum (SF-1465)

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I have been a session musician for many years. My regular gigs at the moment include playing for Dido, and touring/recording with Babyshambles (including their recent Top 10 album, ‘Sequel To The Prequel’, produced by Stephen Street).

Other recent highlights have included being musical director and drummer for Amy Macdonald for many years (over 4 million albums sold, a number 1 album and many number 1 singles), and being a band member of One eskimO.

I have also played and recorded with such artists as Gabrielle Aplin, Fionn Regan, Nitin Sawhney, Rizzle Kicks, Colton Avery, Strawbs, Mark Owen, Judie Tzuke, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Candi Staton, Beverley Knight, Steve Craddock, Pixie Geldof, Tallia Storm, Mayra Andrade, Phildel, Ed Harcourt, Sophie Delila, Paper Crows, Devolution, Jamie N Commons, Boy George (in the West End musical, Taboo), Headspace, Ray Cooper, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Suggs (Madness), Barth, Gareth Gates, Laurence Fox, Alpha Rev, Paul Freeman, Rushmore, J Marie Cooper (The Voice), Bailey Tzuke, Toyah, James Murray, Louise and the Pins, Kristian Leontiou, Tres B, Robert Post, Akayzia Parker and Peter Sarstedt.

With One Eskimo, we toured the US relentlessly for 2 years with gigs including Coachella and the Mile High festival. Following a tidal wave of radio success, One eskimO’s single “Kandi” was named the #1 AAA song of the year by Billboard’s BDS airplay charts, and also won “Song of the Year” at the FMQB Triple A Conference. One eskimO played on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Our iTunes bonus track “Hi Low And In Between” was named one of the “Best Songs Of 2010” by We toured supporting Tori Amos, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Faithless, Train, The Script, Lifehouse, Alpha Rev, Colbie Caillat, Bob Schneider, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Tricky, playing in venues such as Radio City in New York, the Chicago Theater and the Greek Theater in LA. With them, I play an unconventional and ever-expanding set-up consisting of a cajon, bass drum, sampler (operated by hands and feet), cymbals, triggers, a melodica, a tambourine and various junk that I’ve accumulated.

I have also pretended to play drums on telly for Gary Barlow, Rebecca Ferguson, Kelly Osbourne, Girls Aloud, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Delta Goodrem, JC Chasez, Avril Lavigne, Ana Jonsson, A1, Busted, G4, Gabrielle, Hilary Duff and Amy Studt.