Hello and welcome to my website! Feel free to have a look around and please get in touch if you need a drummer for recording and/or touring. I also offer an online drum track service and teach online via Zoom.

Originally from Manchester, I grew up in South Australia and it was within the pubs and clubs of Australia where I developed my style. Since moving back to the UK 15 years ago I have now become well established in the music scene here. Known for my no-nonsense, solid approach to playing, I always play for the song! Based in the South East of England I’ve now toured extensively throughout the World.

Currently, I am the drummer for Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers. Having initially joined them for select dates in 2018, I became a full time member in 2019. Starting in Japan in February 2019 I toured consistently throughout the year with the band. Taking part in the Legends Live UK Arena tour featuring Suzi Quatro, David Essex, Smokie & Showaddywaddy, was a particular highlight, especially playing at Wembley Arena!

I returned to Japan in February 2020 with The Bay City Rollers and we were midway through a Canadian tour in March 2020 when the tour was cancelled due to Covid 19. Unfortunately all remaining 2020 dates were also cancelled including an Australian tour planned for August. These dates along with the cancelled UK and European shows are currently being rescheduled for 2021.

I also record and tour with Weapon UK, The Mike Ross Band & RHR and can be heard on the most recent recordings of all three bands, “The Clovis Limit Part 2 – Mike Ross,  ‘Ghosts of War – Weapon UK’ and ‘Hotel Toledo – RHR’. Please see the Audio page for more examples of my recorded work.

With all touring on hold until 2021 I’m now offering online drum lessons via Zoom and am also recording remotely for songwriters and bands. The downtime has also allowed me to develop and work on my own songwriting.

Please email me at: darrenleedrums@gmail.com