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Who is the best live session drummer of 2019?

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BEST IN DRUMS 2019: Few players will ever perform to more people than a live session drummer that's in demand. These are the drummers trusted by the biggest names for the biggest gigs.

It's worth noting, too, that many of the more seasoned session pros also take on the role of Musical Director, responsible for piecing the band together and working closely with the artist to ensure the fans leave happy. 

As such, the players on this list represent the musical lynchpins in some of the world's largest and most successful touring outfits.

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Voting closes at midnight on 20 November 2019.

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