Reliable, professional, and easy to work with.
Studies with Bernie Dresel (Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Can do recording session work, fill in for band members, and be music director of group.
Cole Bingham is a Los Angeles based professional musician, with over fifteen years of experience with drums, guitar, and piano. Born in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, Cole graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Business Management and a specialization in drums. He can also arrange music.
Cole has performed, managed, and recorded with over fifteen musical projects across the US. He has experience across genres, namely rock, jazz, swing, country, R&B, and surf.
Cole helped us in a pinch when our drummer flaked with a show booked. He learned 8 songs in a short amount of time, and he did awesome at the show. He is super talented, very easy to work with, professional and overall awesome person. So glad to have found him and worked with him!
Cole was awesome. He had one week to prepare for 17 original surf instrumentals that have some tricky arrangements. We were able to fit in two (three hour) practices, and the gig went off without a hitch. His playing was spot on and he was professional in every way: from arriving on time every time, to interacting with the audience and opening act before and after the show. Can't wait to play another gig with him...looks like we found a new drummer!
My rock band, The Miskreants, booked Cole for a fairly large gig in Santa Barbara on short notice. We only had two rehearsals with him, and it was clear each time that Cole had spent time on his own learning and transcribing the songs. Our songs having many different and somewhat complex parts, a few tempo changes, as well as some time signature changes, etc. We also use backing tracks when we perform live, so Cole had to be locked in with an in-ear click track at all times. He rocked the performance, without a single mistake. He was a pleasure to work with.. Super professional, while at the same time super easy going and easy to get along with. We are looking forward to performing with him again in the near future. Truthfully, we highly recommend him as a hired drummer! Thanks Cole!
Price Range: $100 and Up
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
A professional drummer that is reliable, flexible, and easy to work with.
You can expect him to...
- Be setup on time for rehearsals and gigs
- Be prepared before each rehearsal with all of your music studied and practiced before hand to not waste anyone's time or money
- Have specific questions about songs before and during rehearsals
- Have an understanding of how event planners operate
- Be easy to work with
- Crack a couple of jokes
- Bring professional drum equipment to gigs and rehearsals (DW Classic Series Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drum Heads, DW Hardware)
- Make your band or performance be the best that it can be
- Play to a click track with background vocals or snyths
- Know how to play various styles of music and how to use brushes
- Be a foundation for the artist or group to rely on
Additional Booking Notes
Large enough space for 4 piece drum kit and 3 cymbals. Can be arranged beforehand.
Past Booked Events
|September 02, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Concert|
|September 02, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Concert|
|July 07, 2016 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Concert|
Influences & Inspiration
Jim Keltner, Josh Freese, Steve Gadd, and Vinnie Colaiuta
Space to setup 4 piece kit
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