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Jack Thomson

Session Drummer and Production Consultant

Jack Thomson wearing and Island Recording Studios t-shirt

With a style that is best described as surprisingly slick, dynamic, stylistically broad, and strong in feel, Jack prides himself in bringing his unique style to whatever musical venture he is involved in.


Having played many different genres of music, a wide range of musical influences along with a lifetime's study on his instrument, Jack believes that it is important to soak up as much music as possible for as genuine as an experience as musically possible.


With high energy, charisma and genuineness as a performer, Jack believes it is important to put on a great show night in, and night out. As a recording drummer he has worked with many different artists and is not afraid to try different ways of recording and is constantly trying new sounds and keeping up with modern studio drumming techniques.

Jack's journey has been one of pure dedication to the craft of drumming and music. Born and raised in the small town of Naracoorte, South Australia, Jack has been playing drums since day one. From raiding his fathers record collection, to his mothers' love for stage musicals, it was in his veins. His roots in Hard Rock and Progressive Metal and development as a drummer included bands such as Dream Theater, System Of A Down, Metallica and Karnivool amongst many more. He was exposed to legendary jazz drummers such as Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich thanks to his drumming tuition. Taking on formal drum lessons at 10 years old, by the time he was just 13 years old he received high achievement awards with Naracoorte Lucindale Concert Band 2 years in a row.

Studying at Westminster School in his final years of formal education, Jack received top awards for in his music studies and had shared the stage with Little River Band's Glenn Shorrock, Australian jazz legends Don Burrows, Kevin Hunt, Kym Purling and Don Rader. He also toured through Japan and the United Kingdom.

Jack Thomson preparing drums for a recording session
Ludwig Black Beauty snare with Jack Thomson setting up for a recording session

Furthering his study at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, he honed his craft developing his sound, technique and musical maturity. Playing in small ensembles, latin groups and big bands and getting the chance to play alongside the likes of jazz trumpet player Ray Vega. Whilst studying he spent many weekends cutting his teeth with local bands, original and cover artists ranging from country music right through to progressive metal.

In 2012, Jack had the chance to play with Steel Panther at a packed Thebarton Theatre. Ending up onstage playing well known Van Halen song 'Hot For Teacher'. Videos on YouTube have gone on to amass over 1,000,000 views. Some quotes on this video include:

  • Stix Zadinia from Steel Panther - "Dude. I hope you had fun. You played great. Good luck with everything. You're a good guy. Good sh*t will happen for ya."

  • Kenny Aronoff American Freelance great - "Hey Jack. Excellent job buddy. : ) great. kenny a"

  • Glen Sobel- "Nice Jack! I played HFT w/ them last year. Not song you want to play when you're not warmed up."

Jack is a hard working session and live performing drummer and has toured in many cities around Australia. Previous bands made Australian iTunes album charts, featuring on ESPN X-Games, regular Triple J radio play and supporting the likes of Sticky Fingers, Jebediah, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dead Letter Circus and Voyager.


As the current in-house session drummer and drum tech at Island Studios in Adelaide, Jack has been a part of many recordings ranging from Russian theatre music to latin-infused country folk. As a musician, an interesting challenge is welcomed by Jack, he enjoys stretching his musical wings and creating musical hybrids that may not be of the norm, as well as a great straight-down-the-line pop tune. Get in contact with Jack today in the links down below.

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Jack's Services

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Session Drummer & Percussionist

This is the full shebang. Our top offering for our publicity support services. 

It includes everything you need so that you can confidently release, promote and contact media outlets about your new music. 

The package includes:

  • Our Distribution & Marketing 101 course

  • An artist bio

  • A press release

  • A Spotify blurb

  • A press photo

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If you want to be taken seriously as an artist, then you need a properly crafted artist bio to send out with your new music releases. 

Nick will compile all the best bits about what makes you interesting as an artist, in the most engaging way possible. 

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production consultation

A press release is an essential part of any new music release. It gives media outlets all the important information they need to know about you, your new music and the release details. 

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