"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)

Grouse Lodge Studios

Day 9


I made a wicked drum add on thing over the Christmas break with wood, wire and bottle tops.  It was loosely based on an Instrument I saw in Malawi when I was there a few months back for the lake of stars festival. I have just used it for the first time on a tune we are working on. it sounds awesome!!!

We have slowly be turning a bit  more nocturnal each day we’re here, last night i got to bed at around  7.30am this morning!!?? (we all knew it would turn this way!!)…hence why this picture (below) is so fitting.


Progress is good and the creative flow is higher than ever!

I love Guinness.

Bye for now


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