Joe Bradley

Drummer, Educator, Session Musician

Joe Bradley graduated from a Diploma performance course at BIMM Bristol in 2010 and has since gone on to excel as a professional live drummer, educator and session musician. 

Highlights from his touring lifestyle include meeting Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich backstage before his own performance at Glastonbury Festival, being flown out to corporate function gigs around the world and teaching in his own studio when he’s not on the road.

Joe remembers his time at BIMM very well, in fact he had this to say about his time studying with us.

“After studying at BIMM, my approach changed from the kid who just wanted to play all day everyday to a more career driven path of making this my living. This was due to being surrounded by professionals from the field who were teaching me. I had a great experience meeting likeminded people and learning the skills needed to become a professional drummer.” 

You can read more about Joe’s work as a professional drummer, along with his top tips for setting up a function band, here.


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