Criminal Record

I have been a session musician for many years. This summer I’ve been playing headline festival shows with Liam Gallagher around Europe and Japan. 

I’ve been playing drums for Amy Macdonald since 2006 (over 9 million albums sold). I played on her number 1 album and many number 1 singles. I was also her musical director for 5 years. We had a busy previous year headlining many festivals and touring around Europe.

I’ve toured worldwide with Dido (40 million albums sold), including US, South America and European tours.

I played 110 concerts in over 100 cities in 25 countries with Patricia Kaas (17 million albums sold). I’ve also toured and recorded with Pete Doherty’s band Babyshambles, including recording the Top 10 album, ‘Sequel To The Prequel’, produced by Stephen Street.

I’m a band member of One Eskimo. We toured the US continuously for 2 years, with gigs including Coachella and the Mile High festival. Following a tidal wave of radio success, One eskimO’s single “Kandi” was named the #1 AAA song of the year by Billboard’s BDS airplay charts, and also won “Song of the Year” at the FMQB Triple A Conference. One eskimO played on the Ellen DeGeneres Show three times and were invited to play on her 50th birthday party show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. We toured supporting Tori Amos, Paolo Nutini, Gomez, Faithless, Train, The Script, Lifehouse, Alpha Rev, Colbie Caillat, Bob Schneider, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Tricky, playing in venues such as Radio City in New York, the Chicago Theater and the Greek Theater in LA. With them, I play an unconventional and ever-expanding set-up consisting of a cajon, bass drum, sampler (operated by hands and feet), cymbals, triggers, a melodica, a tambourine and various junk that I’ve accumulated.

I have also played and recorded with such artists as prog legend Rick Wakeman, band member of prog metal band Headspace, co-writing/producing and band member of OK Button, touring with Danny Goffey (Supergrass), playing on the album ‘Light Up The Dark’ by Gabrielle Aplin, recording with Fionn Regan, Nitin Sawhney, co-producing a song for Rizzle Kicks, Logan Brill, Charlie Worsham, Colton Avery, Strawbs, touring and recording with Mark Owen, Judie Tzuke, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Candi Staton, Beverley KnightSteve Craddock, Pixie Geldof, Mayra Andrade, Phildel, Ed Harcourt, Sophie Delila, Paper Crows, Devolution, Jamie N Commons, Boy George (in the West End musical, Taboo), Ray Cooper, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Suggs (Madness), Barth, Gareth Gates, Alpha Rev, Paul Freeman, Rushmore, J Marie Cooper (The Voice), Bailey Tzuke, Toyah, James Murray, Toby Sebastian, Louise and the Pins, Alfie Boe, Kristian Leontiou, Tres B, Robert Post, Akayzia Parker and Peter Sarstedt.

I was musical director and drummer for the Secret Cinema production of Back To The Future, with guest performances from Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) and Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand). It ran for a month in London, with 4000 guests per night.

I have also pretended to play drums on telly for Gary Barlow, Rebecca Ferguson, Kelly Osbourne, Girls Aloud, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Delta Goodrem, JC Chasez, Avril Lavigne, Ana Jonsson, A1, Busted, G4, Gabrielle, Hilary Duff and Amy Studt.


“Adam Falkner is the most innovative drummer I have ever worked with.”

Writer/Producer. Gorillaz, Amy Winehouse, Kano, Sugababes, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle.

“Adam is a fantastic person to work with, we have been doing gigs together recently and he’s a great musician. Great musicianship, totally professional and a charming person. He keeps great time and is inventive and sensitive at the same time in playing. Besides being a fantastic musician he also is a lovely personality to spend time with.”

Cellist, arranger/composer, conductor, lecturer. Muse, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, James Blunt, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band.

“I’ve worked with Adam Falkner for many years. He is an excellent drummer, very organised as a musical director and a pleasure to work with.”

Senior A&R Director, Universal Music.

“So good and so fresh that I asked Adam to record for Drumdrops. Original sounds and vibes. Recommended!”

Engineer, Producer and Sample Head at Manu Chao, Hollie Cook, Unkle, Lily Allen and Prince Fatty.