"Toby was great to work with because he totally understands & masters both the playing & programming sides of making rhythm tracks. His playing has a great natural feel, & he is tireless in pursuing the best sounds for a song, whether played or programmed."
Jim Abbiss (Adele, Bjork, Artic Monkeys)

"Toby has no ego, genuine enthusiasm, and serious talent...my favorite three qualities of any musician. He makes any song you're working on a breeze and he can swing like an MF."
Sam Farrar (Maroon 5, Phantom Planet, Newton Faulkner)

"Toby Couling has an infectious cheerfulness that artists, bands and musicians are drawn towards. Luckily for us, it just so happens he’s an exceptional drummer too"
(Drummer Magazine)

"Toby Couling is fast becoming a mainstay of the studio and touring world"
Ian Croft (Editor of iDrum Magazine)

"Toby is a really fun and expressive performer"
Kevin Spacey (Actor)


A fun, creative and passionate musician. Toby is a strong, enthusiastic and energetic performer with over 15 years of professional live and recording experience. Toby loves the vocal aspect of music and can be heard adding his Welsh flair when harmonising and as a main singer. He can communicate and express himself freely, providing a solid element to any musical environment with his versatile range of playing and thinking.

Musical Director:

Toby has worked closely with bands, artists, management companies and A&R as a Musical Director, using his experience and knowledge of rhythm, harmony, electronics and people skills, to bring out the best live show.

Producer / writer:

Music Production has also been at the heart of Toby’s musical journey. Beginning from the view point of a drummer, at first hand, Toby learned engineering, production, arranging and how to discover or imagine creative ideas from some of the great producers and engineers of our time.. Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, FKA Twiggs, Lorde), Jim Abiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys, DJ Shadow) Matt Wiggins (Glass Animals, Lorde, Coldplay)

Click here to listen to some of Toby’s productions.