Andrew McNeill

Studio/Touring Drummer

 

“Andrew has both feet firmly planted in the Memphis drumming tradition while having his ears tuned toward the music of the future. Versatile and grooving, positive and humble. McNeill is an asset to any musical situation.”

-Arthur Edmaiston (Saxophonist with Gregg Allman Band and Bobby “Blue” Bland)

 

"Andrew brings more than just good musicianship to whatever situation he is in, whether in the studio or playing live, he brings positive energy and creates an incredible pocket, making everyone around him better. Andrew is always my first choice whenever anyone asks for a drummer and I stand by that recommendation." 

-Graham Rowell (Bassist with The Band CAMINO)

 

“Andrew is young but with an old soul...He's a quick study and completely responsible...He instinctively knows what to play, but does his homework anyway...He drives the band in a very subtle way…”

-Bruce Sudano (Singer-Songwriter, Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, Joe Esposito)

 

"I knew of Andrew through a mutual friend and called him last minute, because we were gonna be playing at the same festival in Massachusetts in October 2016. I needed someone who could rock the pocket very well. Sent him the songs, dude learned all 15 or so songs for the set and grooved it like the master pocket machine he is. No muss, with absolutely no fuss. Rocks… The... Beats!!!"

-Daryl Hance (Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist, JJ Grey & Mofro)

 

"My experiences working with Andrew have always been both fun and professional. He has a natural feel for what a song calls for rhythmically and is a pleasure to work with in the studio. With an open ear, Andrew is familiar with many spectrums of music and can find the pocket wherever it may lie. Recording his drums is made much easier by his instinctual musicality, allowing me to do less on the front end- thus creating a better feeling recording later on."

-Calvin Lauber (Engineer, Guitarist, Julien Baker, Spaceface, The Band CAMINO, Pillow Talk)

 

"One of the hardest working guys I know. Very seasoned in regards to skill level and technique. Always prepared for sessions and rehearsals. Always plays to the song and situation. Experienced enough to know what belongs, while at the same time being creative with parts. " 

Drew Erwin (Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist)

 

"Andrew McNeill’s talent and versatility are self-evident.  His professionalism, work ethic, and poise are years beyond his age. He’s a keen observer of composition and arrangement and is eager to serve the needs of the song.  Andrew has lent his gifts to my songs for two years, and I’m looking forward to more. I’m proud to play alongside Andrew, and I’m lucky to call him a friend. #McNeill2017 "

- Chris Milam (Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist)

 

"Andrew truly is one of the best drummers I’ve had the experience of working with. He offers more than just a beat. He hears music in a way that is unique to the artist and crafts a sound that fits each song and artist individually. His focus is not solely on his drumming, but the overall sound of each song, and that, in his humility, is often missed in this industry. He’s very enjoyable, relational, and always provides a good atmosphere to work with."

- McKenna Bray (Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist, Author)

 

"Working with Andrew was a truly wonderful experience. His tasteful choices in drum tones and receptive mindset about the patterns and arrangement allowed us to get exactly what we needed for the Hosea EP. He has great mind for music in general and working with him was something I definitely look forward to again in the future. He’s professional and easy going which made our studio experience just that much better. He comes highly recommended from all of us at ExoThermic Music. "

- Jason Gillespie (Grammy-Nominated Engineer, Producer, and Songwriter, Owner of Exothermic Music)