Wayne Proctor (UK)
#Oli Brown Band, Ian Parker
Paiste Artist Since May 2007
17" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash (as Hi-Hat Top)
17" Signature Full Crash (as Hi-Hat Bottom)
20" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Crash Mark I
22" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
In 14 years as a professional musician, Wayne’s characterful groove and feel has lead him from working with legendary producers to playing Glastonbury, Montreaux Jazz, Hard Rock Calling, numerous international television and radio appearances and every gig in between.
Wayne studied with Toni Cannelli of ‘Drummer’s Alliance’ (Chris Bailey – Beverley Knight, Chaka Kahn, Darius) and Francis Seriau of ‘Drumtech’ (Phil Selway – Radiohead, Ged Lynch – Peter Gabriel). Playing with a wide range of artists has seen him play on major stages and festivals across Europe and the USA, with extensive touring through Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Spain and the U.K. He also made a number of TV appearances, including 3 Rockpalast shows broadcast across the whole of Europe.
Having played on countless sessions, Wayne has worked with producers such as Brian Higgins (Xenomania, Sugarbabes, Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue), Jim Gaines (Santana, Van Morrison), Mike Nielsen (Jamiroquai, Snow Patrol, Tom Baxter), James Earp (Alex Hepburn, Diana Vickers), Steve Evans (Robert Plant, Goldfrapp, Thea Gilmore), Matt Butler (Paul McCartney, Katie Melua, Rush) Wayne has toured and recorded worldwide with Oli Brown, Alex Hepburn, Aynsley Lister, Lora Jayne, Jon Amor, Ian Parker, Scott Mckeon, King King, Nine Below Zero, Sherman Robertson, Wilson T King, The Davey Brothers, Mark Butcher, The Nimmo Brothers and has also played many sessions for the ‘19 Miles High’ production team with producer Tim Wilson, recording drums for Fin, Fall Of Jupiter, Dead Nettles, Comic Book Heroes and Hello Girl.
Alongside Interscope Record’s ‘The Davey Brothers’ he has also recorded a highly acclaimed drum loop CD called King Tone Grooves, which is available worldwide through AMG. Grammy award nominee and Keyboard USA editor Greg Rule wrote “Who Is This Drummer? Talk about five-star stellar drumming. Not since hearing the likes of Purdle, Porcaro and Gadd have I been this impressed with a groove orientated drummer. His pocket is deep, his time feel impeccable, and his taste factor through the roof.”