John Joe is a versatile drummer and loves challenges.

John Joe Gaskin is a full time musician who spends his time teaching drums and playing gigs in various musical settings.


John Joe has played countless concerts both in the UK and abroad for artists, bands and in different musical settings in many different styles.
Bands and artists include:
The Almaboobies
Desert Smile
The Lizards
Shawn Harvey (Germany)
Ford T (Denmark)
Ben Frankis Band
Dave Simpson Trio
Mask of Infamy
As well as different theatre shows and projects while studying at the ACM.

John Joe is also comfortable in the studio and has recorded for The Almaboobies, Desert Smile, Mask of Infamy, The Lizards, Przemek Druzkowski and many different projects at The ACM.

He is a strong sight reader and is click friendly and has lots of varied equipment to choose from in a studio setting.

John Joe is also a full time Drum teacher offering private tuition as well as teaching in schools. He writes his own lessons using professional notation software and is comfortable transcribing songs.


John Joe has 7 GCSE’s at C or above including English and Maths, 2 A levels in Music Industry Studies, a Higher Diploma in Popular Music Performance and a 2:1
B Mus (hons) Degree in Popular Music Performance.

John Joe is an alumnus of The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey where he was taught by world class musicians and teachers.

Current Experience

John Joe is currently teaching drums full time and has a busy schedule playing for rock band The Almaboobies as well as playing and recording for various other bands and artists.

John Joe plays and recommends:

Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Remo Drumheads, Yamaha electronics.

www.johnjoegaskin.com for more information.

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