Kyle Tupper

Session Drummer and Producer

My name is Kyle and I am a musician based out of Nashville, TN. I’ve been playing music professionally since 2004. I studied music education in college and received my degree from The Crane School of Music (NY) in 2013.

Music is my full-time gig. I play out regularly with grammy-winning producers and songwriters such as Steve Leslie and Mark Prentice where I play drums in a James Taylor Tribute Band. Currently, I play with the corporate wedding band Top Tier that has been noted as one of Nashville’s top wedding bands for years. Top Tier’s band members have shared the stage with a diverse group of artists, such as Rick Springfield, The Cars, Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Tiffany, Ambrosia, and John Ford Coley. Their music has been used in major motion pictures, TV, advertising, and recorded by several artists.

My main goal is to serve the artist to the best of my ability. That means consistent communication, asking questions to open an organic workflow, and never settling for sub-par work. Your music deserves my best effort!

Contact me with any questions you may have. Do you want a sample? No problem. I can provide a FREE 30-second sample of my drums on your project!

Thanks for checking out my profile! Here are some things I would need from you for my services

Drums:
-Song Title and Artist
-Song Tempo
-Lyrics/Lead Sheet/Chord Chart (If possible)
-Bit Depth
-Sample Rate
-References (any artists or bands that have a similar sound or groove to your song)
-The audio file with and without a click
-If you have sample drum parts, then I would love to hear those too.

Vocals:
-Song Title
-Song Tempo
-Lyrics
-Bit Depth
-Sample Rate
-References (any artists or bands that have a similar feel to your song)
-Your song with the melody (vocal or instrumental)

Mixing:
-Song Title and Artist
-Song Tempo
-Lyrics/Lead Sheet/Chord Chart (If possible)
-Bit Depth
-Sample Rate
-References (any artists or bands that have a similar sound or groove to your song)
-Number of tracks total
-Each track named by instrument or vocal

My service includes the following
– Stereo Mix of my drums (WAVE file)
– Individual stems of each track
– 3 separate takes to choose from
– 2 revisions if needed
– Proficient in all styles, including (Rock, Pop, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk…)
– Open communication and willingness to go the extra mile to get what you want in your music
– A positive experience that will produce a great working relationship for future projects

Recording Gear:
– Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB interface
– Shure, AKG microphones
– Yamaha Oak Custom Drums – Sizes 8′-16′ Toms and 18′ and 22′ Kickdrums
– Yamaha Vintage Maple Snare Drum
– Zildjian K series cymbals
– Logic Pro X DAW

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Portfolio

If I Can't Have You - Shawn Mendez (Remix)
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys (Remix)

Availability

Mon-Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm CST Saturday: I try not to work on Saturday's, but will if I need to finish a project. Sunday: Closed