Ágúst Sveinsson



Over 30 years drumming experience in all styles of music


Author of ‘The Show Musician’ The Ultimate Guide to Musical Theatre for Musicians


20 years teaching experience covering all styles of music. BA Hons Degree in Music.

Welcome to my website 

I have been a professional drummer for over 30 years and have in that time been involved in numerous projects covering all styles of music ranging from pop and rock to big band and everything in between. For the last few years I have been mainly involved in musical theatre and have worked on some of the biggest shows in the UK both on tour and in the west end of London.
I received a BA Hons degree in Music & Sound Recording from Salford University in 1997 where I took private lessons with one of UK’s most renowned drum teachers, Dave Hassell.

The Show Musician


My book is out and has received great reviews and feedback. It is the ultimate guide for any musician who wants to find out how to become a show musician and is a great resource for anyone with an interest in the subject. See behind the scenes and what it is really like to work as a session player in musical theatre, both on tour and in the West End.

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Invaluable book for any musicians in the theatre world – There is no other book out there like it.

Mark Crossland
(Musical Director/Supervisor)

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Absolute must buy for anyone thinking of a career in show bands. And it’s a really good read for anyone remotely interested in musical theatre. Brilliant book, I loved it.

Steve Turner

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An amazing book, a real true insight into the world of playing for shows. Includes very relevant advice if you are a new self employed musician. A must read!

Stephen Coetzee

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Over 30 years experience in all styles of music

I have extensive experience in all styles of music and have been a session player for over 30 years, performing around the world. See below some of the shows and projects I have worked on.

Studio & Sessions

If you need a professional sounding drums on your demo or album then I have the facility to make that happen using great sounding drum kits, a choice of snare drums and cymbals and top of the range Logic X processing tools. Just email me your tracks and you’ll have great sounding drums giving you that professional sound in no time.

I have all top of the range professional equipment in my studio including a a Yamaha Recording Custom 6 piece drum kit which is one of the most recorded drum kits in history. I also have a 6 piece DW collectors kit which are now classed as one of the best sounding kits ever made. My cymbals are a collection of Paiste top of the line signature and Traditional line cymbals.


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