ABOUT

VARIOUS PROJECTS/ARTISTS I'VE WORKED WITH:

Mars Argo (LA)
Titanic Sinclair of That Poppy (LA)
Brendan Small of Metalocalypse (LA)
Right Said Fred (UK)
Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag (LA)
MMODE (UK)
Susannah Hoffs of The Bangles (LA)
Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives (LA)
Spirit on Holiday (LA)
Dead Kings (LA)
2AM Club (NY)
Native June (LA)
Petty Crux (LA)
Jet Set Go (LA)
The Shoos (IE)
Lucy Schwartz (LA)
Civilian (LA)
Darlings of the Day (LA)
Stars Don't Sleep (LA)
Aurum Star (LA)
Black Shamrocks (LA)

BIO:

My name is Jake DeSouza and I'm a Los Angeles-based drummer, songwriter, composer, and session musician. I currently live and work abroad in Northern Ireland, which sees me performing and recording in Europe predominantly.

I've been playing music since I was ten. I've worked with a substantial amount of bands and have played the Los Angeles scene extensively, performing everywhere from the standard Sunset strip clubs like The Whiskey a GoGo and The Viper Room, to the Downtown and Silverlake dives like The Smell, Silverlake Lounge, and The Echo. I've toured the US and the UK with various bands, playing music festivals like Austin's SXSW and Manchester's In The City Festival and performed/interviewed on both national and international radio and TV programs from KXLU to BBC. I’ve recorded in a number of world-class studios including The Village Recorder and The Record Plant, performed on the Warner Brothers web-series 'Rockville, CA', and garnered millions of views online with popular indie-pop band Mars Argo. I was also asked to record with Right Said Fred, members of Local Natives and The Bangles for a charity. Additionally, I achieved a monthly residency at the famed Derby night club, and have been featured in major entertainment publications such as Variety and Music Connection.

Popular artists I've performed, recorded, and/or toured with include: Mars Argo, Titanic Sinclair, 2AM Club (RCA Records), Brendan Small (Metalocalypse), Right Said Fred, The Shoos (Interscope Ireland), MMODE, Native June (Planet LA Records), and Chuck Dukowski (ex Black Flag),

If you'd like to enquire about rates or book a session, please message providing the following information:

1) Your name
2) Examples of your work

Thanks!

-Jake

Screen name:
Jake DeSouza
Member since:
Oct 31 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Accordion:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Fully-equipped recording studio, containing an assortment of various drums, boutique synthesizers, recording hardware, guitars, effects and outboard gear.

See below for a more comprehensive breakdown:

DRUM KITS/PERCUSSION_
-Tama Starclassic Bubinga Omnitune
-Roland TD-4KP
-Roland SPD-S
-Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz
-Pearl Export
-Cajon (Hand-Made by Nick Menza of Megadeth)
-Misc. Percussion Accessories

SNARES_
-Tama Warlord Masai Snare - 14"
-Tama Stewart Copeland Signature - 14"
-Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz - 14"

CYMBALS_
-Sabian Fusion Hi-Hat - 13"
-Paiste Crash - 19"
-Paiste Crash - 17"
-Paiste 2002 Heavy Ride 22"
-Paiste Signature Splashes - 8", 10"
-Sabian China - 16"

GUITAR_
-Gibson SG Futura Anniversary Edition
-Epiphone Dot
-Silvertone Bullet
-Midi Guitar
-Luna Acoustic

SYNTH_
-Teenage Engineering OP-1
-Teenage Engineering OP-Z
-Korg Monotribe
-Korg MicroKorg XL
-Korg Volcas (various)

RECORDING_
-Digital recording interfaces/software - (Presonus/Zoom/Pro Tools/Cubase)
-Microphones - (Shure, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Røde)

MUSIC