Simone Langiu | Professional Drummer

How everything started

The beginning of my music career dates back to when I played in my first live show when I was 9 years old (in 2005); on this occasion, I had the pleasure of playing percussion with my father’s band.

From 2009 to 2016, I collaborated with diverse bands in Sardinia, Italy, shaping my musical prowess alongside various talented musicians.

In 2016, I took a significant leap, enrolling in the BMUS Popular Music Performance course at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) in London, guided by eminent professors like Gabor Dornyei and Audrey Riley.

Throughout my career, I’ve recorded for various artists, showcasing my skills in renowned studios such as the iconic Abbey Road Studios, Dean St. Studios in Soho, London, and dBs Music Studios in Berlin. Simultaneously, I’ve collaborated with renowned producers, including contributions to works produced by Brett Shaw (Foals, Florence + the Machine, Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, The Kooks, and more) at 123 Studios, London.

Adding to these experiences, I’ve graced iconic venues like Roundhouse and Union Chapel. My passion for music has extended beyond performance, leading to the pursuit of a Bachelor of Music, enriching not only my playing experiences but also deepening my engagement in the business side of the music industry.

Currently, I contribute my rhythmic expertise as a session musician, playing with various London-based artists and musicians across the UK and worldwide.

Noteworthy collaborations include performances with artists such as Okiem, Natasha Hamilton (Atomic Kitten), Tom Ball (Britain’s Got Talent), Venice Heath, Danny Starr, Boy from the South, ZØYA, Old Dirty Brasstards, Joshua Jack (Amici), and others.