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Young pop session ace Emily Dolan Davies (Cher Lloyd, Tricky, Bryan Ferry) helps lift the lid on what it takes to become a hot-shot pop sessioneer in Rhythm’s cover feature.
“Learn the parts and listen well,” she advises on the need for drummers to mime for TV appearances. “For me it’s a great exercise in really studying a drummer to see what kinds of rhythms and fills help create a great pop song.”
Emily – alongside many other young drummers whose gigs include Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé, Jessie J, Plan B and more – gives us the benefit of her experience as part of our bumper feature on the New Breed Of British Session Drummers.
Here’s Emily rocking out with a drum cover of the Foo Fighters ‘Best Of You’: