Ellie Daymond Drums - Freelance Drummer

Ellie is a versatile, freelance drummer renowned for her unique style and innovative approach to drums, which has afforded her numerous opportunities to collaborate with a diverse array of bands and artists. With over a decade of live performance experience, Ellie has showcased her talents in a variety of cover and original projects performing all over the UK, Europe and beyond.

Presently, Ellie is working with the all-female tribute band, The Ramonas for their 20th Anniversary Tour. Ellie also lends her expertise to collaborations with Ryan McCombs (frontman of SOiL and Drowning Pool). Notably, Ellie provided her unique approach and finesse to Ryan's 'Stripped Bare Acoustic Tour,' delivering acoustic renditions of his chart-topping hits from both bands.

Prior to her working with Ryan McCombs, Ellie made significant contributions to JOANovARC's highly anticipated third album, working closely with producer Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, We Are The Ocean, and Reuben). Ellie's role in crafting the album "Invisible Enemy" has garnered acclaim from reputable outlets such as Kerrang! and Planet Rock since its release in August 2022, now readily accessible for streaming on Spotify and various other platforms.

Embarking on her musical journey, Ellie initially made waves in the vibrant Bristol music scene, showcasing her talent with notable bands such as Flowerpot and Cosmic Ninja. Subsequently, she expanded her horizons through several cruise contracts across the Caribbean and Mediterranean regions, further solidifying her reputation as a professional in the realm of live performance.

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

With the ability to accurately interpret drum transcriptions, Ellie exhibits a commendable ability to analyse and replicate drum parts in a precise manner by ear. Ellie can perform with a metronome both in studio recordings and live performances. As a former student at Access Creative College, Ellie holds a Rockschool Level 3 Extended Music Diploma awarded at Distinction* and holds Public Liability Insurance.

Ellie's professional portfolio includes collaborations with band and projects including:

Original bands:

  • Cosmic Ninja
  • Haxan
  • Flowerpot

Tribute bands:

  • The Ramonas

Cover Bands:

  • Ouch!
  • Sid & The Skatterbrains
  • Freeze

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.

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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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