Hey there, thanks for dropping by…
This website is for anyone interested in recording drums or percussion for their project or private lessons.
The shameful self promotion bit.
I started playing drums because like (most?) deep thinking 11 year olds it was the only possible route to TOTP.
My first break was with a band called ‘Black Grape’ back in a time called the 90s. We had a no.1 album in the UK and luckily for me the two producers (Steve Lironi and Danny Saber) went on to work with a wide spectrum of artists and I was invited to record drums and percussion for many of them (see credits).
Sound track work with John Murphy on films like ‘Snatch’ and Danny Boyle’s ‘28 Days Later’ among others followed. Recording everywhere from Manchester with ‘Electronic’ to ‘Hanson’ in LA, where Mexican food is much better.
Too much touring and recording led to working with Marcus Dravs and Steve Osbourne down at RealWorld Studios in Wiltshire, where I was invited to record drums and percussion for Peter Gabriel for the ‘OVO’ Millenium project… more recording followed for the album ‘UP’ and then world tours , learning about coffee from Tony Levin… oh, and playing Boules… a lot.
Post the ‘Growing UP’ tours, there was a short tour and recording with ‘Goldfrapp’ followed by work on TV documentaries and more film, and freelancing. Of late, projects have been eclectic to say the least from ‘The Imagined Village’ folk to ‘Birdy’ pop to ‘Clannad’.
This Summer I’ll be playing Drums and Percussion with Peter Gabriel and Sting on their ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ Tour then out again with the Afro Celt Sound System for Festivals and a Tour in Autumn, mixed in with Teaching.
When I’m not touring, I study and record remote sessions and teach privately in both North Wales and North West England.
Ooh, and I’ve taught workshops for Universities, Colleges and Youth Services in amongst all the above…
Feel free to drop me a line from the contact page if you feel I might bring something to your project.
Ged is a major Groovemeister. Many tracks have come alive with his playing. Whether with drums or percussion, Ged can effortlessly drive the rhythm section with power and passion or, with a delicate sensitivity.Peter Gabriel
With Ged on board, you get all sorts of ideas down really quickly and everything will be in time. Any editing is then a doddle. He is wonderful to work with, generous to a fault and always open to new ideas.
I can't think of anything bad to say about him, unless I mention his Boules…
Ged's the kind of drummer that will listen to your song, figure out what it needs, then play it really well. It sounds simple but it's a rare quality.Steve Osbourne
New Order, Doves, Lamb, K T Tunstall
I’ve always liked things that break a pattern whether it’s in food, plates and eating utensils, clothing, film, writing or music. Anything.Tchad Blake
Ged Lynch fits right in this view along with his crazy wild collection of instruments and approach to using them.
Look out. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to push some boundaries and have a shitload of fun doing it.
Paul Simon, Arctic Monkeys, U2, Sheryl Crow
Clients and sessions
- Black Grape
Eliza and Martin Carthy
- David Sylvian
Day of the Jackal
28 Days Later
- Rabbit Proof Fence
- Sea Monsters (Discovery)
People saying nice things…
“I’m fortunate enough to have played with a number of the world’s leading drummers.
“Ged, is equal to that company. He plays with authority and sensitivity, violence and delicacy.
“He excels both in the studio and live. He is a pleasure to work with.
(In after four; stop when everyone else does!)”
Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Talk Talk
“Ged’s timing is amazing and his sense of detail and care for the music is second to none.
“Ged can really make your track better and he has a magic to his playing that is very hard to replicate anywhere else.”
Richard Dickie Chappell
Engineer and co producer – Peter Gabriel
“I’ve worked with Ged in the Studio and Live and he always plays perfectly for the song…”
Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Mumford and Sons
“Ged has the ability to make a recording sound like a record, and on stage, a bunch of Musicians sound like a band.”
Richard H. Evans
Birdy, Scott Walker, John Paul Jones, Psychic TV, Goldfrapp