Alan Pagan - Drums/Percussion /Studio Services.


About Me

Photo by Vivian Sarky Photography

Credits And Employment History:

2018 Filter/Lyric Hammersmith Midsummer Nights Dream National Tour, April-June.

13/14 April 2018 Performances @ Lyric Hammersmith

W/c 16 April 2018 @ Hull Truck

W/c 23 April 2018 @ Theatr Clwyd

W/c 30 April 2018 @ Nuffield Southampton

W/c 07 May 2018 @ Exeter Northcott

W/c 14 May 2018 @ Oxford Playhouse

W/c 21 May 2018 @ CAST Doncaster

W/c 28 May 2018 @ Holiday week
W/c 04 June 2018 @ Cambridge Arts.

2018 Alan joins as Educator for the Junk Orchestra.

2017 Filter US California West Coast Tour. 1 week @TheWallisBH and 1 week @calperformances.

2016 Joined Marie Arts Academy as a freelance Drum Teacher.

2015-2016 Filter's Twelfth Night International tour. India 4 weeks and USA 9 weeks with a 7 Week UK tour.

2014-15 Musician for Filter's Macbeth National Tour

2013 Sep-2014 April. Filter's Twelfth Night National Tour

2013 Function work throughout with The Little Big Tones playing at The Retro Festival

2013 March 'Guns 'n' Gold' Western, devising with Sir Michael Boyd and Filter Theatre.

2012 Nov + 2013 Jan BBC band for Radio 4 Awards/meet 'n Greet in the re-vamped Broadcasting House

2012 July-August  Drumming, Sampling and Acting in Filter Theatre Company/Lyric Hammersmith production of William Shakespeares, A Midsummer Nights Dream at The Royal Exchange, Manchester.

2012 Jan-Feb Drumming, Sampling and Acting in Filter Theatre Company/Lyric Hammersmith production of William Shakespeares, A Midsummer Nights Dream at Lyric Hammersmith, London.

2011 December Studio drum recordings supplied to Rob Manning to 'beef up' existing sound library tracks and client product accompaniment tracks.

2011 January - March; London College of Contemporary Music (LCCM) Teaching appointment.

2010-2011 December and January Shows in Paris @ Chez Justine and Le China with Vashti and LBT's.

2010 September-December  combined Vashti European music tour with Twelfth Night UK theatre tour and teaching

2010 September - Recording of Vashti's EP at Angel Studios and Photo Session

2010 February and onwards - Development of Gypsy Jazz band for function work. Collaborating with guitarist Enrick Adams.

2009 -2011  Drummer and Percussionist for Vashti. Developing drum parts for pre-written songs. Performing throughout UK and Europe. Click here for European tour Map

2008 -2009. Rehearsal, UK and European Tour as multi-instrumentalist with Filter Theatre Company, (RSC), in their production of Twelfth Night. This involves working from cues, reading music,using mac based software for midi triggering, and working with actors in the development of the play.

2008 Jan-April. Deputy Percussionist for Masque of the Red Death (Punch Drunk) at the BAC. This involved reading and working off MD cues and playing varying styles.

2008 June. Percussionist for Tom Baxter, (EMI)

2008 - 2010 - Los Gatos - Tango, Brazilean and Cuban band where as well as percussion Alan plays Piano. 

2007 and onwards Gigs throughout with The Something Happenings. Busy Function band with excellent players, playing mainly blues based rock covers. 

2007 June - Oct. Drummer for Charlie Winston. Supported Peter Gabriel on tour around Europe and UK playing to over 7000 people.

2007 and onwards - The Little Big Tones - busy function band playing rock 'n' roll.

2007 Feb Educational visit to Salvador, N.E. Brazil. Studied Brazilian styles such as Samba, Batucada, Forro and Choro. Private lessons taken in Pandeiro.

2006 and onwards - Grupo Janeiro - Latin based band featuring Mike Georgiades on Classical guitar.  

2005 Feb - Cuban trip. Privately sourcing lessons in Cuban percussion.

2004-2007 - Function work throughout

2004 - Percussionist on a two week music course in Havana, Cuba. Taught by charanga band 'Estrallas Cubanas'.

2004 and onwards

Peripatetic drum/percussion teacher for the Enfield Arts Support Service, St Clement Danes Secondary school and City Islington College (occasional deps)

Has been consecutively awarded ‘outstanding’ teaching ability in an Offsted Assessment for 2009 and 2010.


I am a member of the Musicians Union.

Relevant Education:

1996-99 Salford University studying Popular Music and Recording BA hons. Studied drums and percussion under Dave Hassell, 1:1 for three years. Many advanced concepts in drumming were learnt from Dave including the ‘Moeller’ technique, advanced reading and Latin percussion studies. 

1992-96. Member of the Harrow School of Young Musicians.