Ellie Daymond Drums - Freelance Drummer

Ellie is a verstile, freelance drummer who's unique style and approach to drums has given her many opportunities to work with numerous bands and artists. Ellie is currently working with Ryan McCombs (SOiL, Drowning Pool) in an acoustic project performing Ryan's hits from both bands. Ellie has been on the road with Ryan for his 'Stripped Bare Acoustic Tour' last November & December last year peforming around the UK.

Before joining Ryan McCombs last year, Ellie was previously working with JOANovARC on their highly anticpated upcoming 3rd album, working with producer Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, We Are The Ocean, Reuben). Ellie's contribution to Invisible Enemy has attracted positive reviews from Kerrang! and Planet Rock since it's release in August 2022. The album is available to stream on Spotify and other streaming sites.

At the start of her career, Ellie played with notable bands in the Bristol music scene, such as Flowerpot and Cosmic Ninja, before going on to complete several cruise contracts around the Caribbean and the Mediterrean.

Ellie is comfortable playing all styles of music but is most passionate about rock, pop, funk and metal.

Ellie is able to play to a metronome within the recording process and live performances. Ellie is confident in reading drum transcriptions and can learn tracks accurately by ear. Ellie now holds a Rockschool Level 3 Extended Music Diploma awarded at Distinction* and holds Public Liability Insurance.

Ellie has worked with the following bands so far:

Original bands:

  • Cosmic Ninja
  • Siblings Of Us
  • Haxan
  • RXC
  • Flowerpot

Cover Bands:

  • Ouch!
  • Sid & The Skatterbrains
  • Audio Monkey
  • Freeze
  • Solid Gold

Equipment that I use:


  • Gretsch Catalina CT1-J404 SWG
  • Roland TD-11 Electronic Kit


  • Meinl Byzance Traditional 14" Medium Hi Hats
  • Sabian AA 18" Raw Bell Crash
  • Sabian HHX 21"Raw Bell Dry Ride
  • Meinl Mb20 16" Heavy Crash
  • Zildjian A Custom 18" China
  • Iron Cobra Power Glide Twin Model Double Kick Pedal
  • Evans G2 Clear Drum Heads
  • Vater Hickory 5A Los Angeles Drum Sticks

Ellie is endorsed by Vater Drumsticks.

What are people saying?
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  • Ellie is an outstanding musician, reliable, hardworking and dedicated to any task given to her. A versatile drummer with a natural talent, Ellie is professional and an absolute delight to work with - we would definitely hire her again for any Dep work in the near future

    JOANovARC (dep drummer, July 2017 - May 2019)
  • Excellent drummer who came in a very short notice for our ska band. Ellie had done all the prep work and didn't miss a beat on the day!! Excellent feel…great meter…and always plays to serve the song. A real pleasure to jam alongside and highly recommended!! Thanks Ellie

    Sid and The Skatterbrains (live show, Dec 2017)
  • Outstanding professional drummer' would be under selling her!! There are not enough words to describe Ellie's level, we thought our drummer was amazing then Ellie came along and raised the bar so high I don't think we'll find a replacement that will be good enough anymore! Seriously, if you need a professional, dependable and down to earth drummer to cover your needs then you should definitely get in touch, don't take too long though because Ellie is definitely going places!!!

    Audio Monkey (live show, February 2018)
  • Ellie stepped in to cover our drummer for a period of a couple of months. She was very professional and hard working! Learnt all our original songs from recordings and nailed them! Would definitely recommend her for any project. Top drummer

    Haxan band, depping (August - November 2017)
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Phone: 07805442735

Email on: ellie.daymond@hotmail.com

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