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Ralph Salmins

 

DRUMMER/PRODUCER/COMPOSER/CLINICIAN

 

PROFESSOR, ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC

GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA,

LONDON

 
 
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BIO

 

Ralph’s signature groove has established him as the drummer of choice for producers and composers worldwide. He has been nominated for the British Jazz Awards on multiple occasions, winning the Best drummer category twice, has been twice ranked top ten Studio Drummer in Rhythm Magazine Readers Polls, Reader’s Poll Studio Category at Mike Dolbear.com and has been nominated for the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. 

He has played on the soundtracks to over 150 movies, working with composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, A.R. Rahman, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Howard Shore and Carter Burwell.

In 2011, Ralph joined The Waterboys playing on their latest albums 'An Appointment With Mr. Yates' & 'Modern Blues'. He continues to perform internationally and record with the band.

In 2012 Ralph acted as consultant for the London Olympic Opening Ceremony, coordinating 1,000 drummers with whom he performed to an audience of over 1 billion.

Ralph composes and produces for his production music company, Made Up Music at his studio The Bunker, where many luminaries of the music world, past and present, record.

A committed educator, Ralph is a professor at London's Royal College of Music & The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has given master classes at many of the UK conservatiores, percussion days and drum shows and has toured clinics for Sabian, Gretsch, Vic Firth and Remo.

CREDIts

 

Ralph has recorded or performed with:

 

ABBA

Andy Abraham

Oleta Adams

Nat Adderley Jnr.

Clay Aiken

Howard Alden

Erkan Aki

John Altman 

Shola Ama

Larry Adler

Dot Allison

Mose Allison

Tori Amos

Peter Andre

Peter Appleyard

Aranza

David Arnold

PP Arnold

Edvard Artemyev

Peter Asher

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Rick Astley

Burt Bacharach

Badly Drawn Boy

Bill Bailey

Kenny Baker

Alison Balsom

Michael Ball

Iain Ballamy

Antonio Banderas

HP Barnum

Guy Barker

Gary Barlow

John Barry

Shirley Bassey

BBC Big Band

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Jeff Beck

Daniel Bedingfield

Madeline Bell

Elmer Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Bjork

Cilla Black

Stanley Black

Jack Black

Blake

Alfie Boe

Michael Bolton

Chris Botti

Susan Boyle

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sarah Brightman

Ian Broudie

Bruce Broughton

James Brown

Chris Brubeck

Michael Buble

Emma Bunton

Geoffrey Burgon

Charlie Byrd

Cantabile

Liz Carling

Ali Campbell

Mariah Carey

Ian Carr

Mike Carr

Paul Carrack

James Carter

Caught In The Act

Gene Chandler

Deepak Chopra

Tony Christie

Petula Clark

Glenn Close

John Colliani

Michel Colombier

Gene Connors

Steve Coogan

Alice Cooper

Elvis Costello

The Count Basie Orchestra

Graham Coxon

Beverley Craven

Hank Crawford

Kid Creole

Sheryl Crow

Jamie Cullum

Roger Daltrey

Jacqui Dankworth

John Dankworth

Darius

Craig David  

Carl Davis

Ray Davies

Brian Dee

Janie Dee

Elaine Delmar

Chris Difford

Celine Dion

Sacha Distel

Il Divo

Patrick Doyle

Eliza Doolittle

Anne Dudley

David Dundas

John Du Prez

Bob Dylan

Kyle Eastwood

Randy Edelman

Teddy Edwards

Cliff Eidelman

Danny Elfman

Kurt Elling

Herb Ellis

Keith Emerson

The English Chamber Orchestra

Gloria Estefan

The Escoffrey Sisters

The Everley Brothers

Everything But The Girl

Jon Faddis

Digby Fairweather

Paloma Faith

Georgie Fame

Tal Farlow

Art Farmer

 

Jose Feliciano

Mike Figgis

Gregory Fine

Renee Fleming

Mo Foster

The Four Tops

Aretha Franklin

David Freeman

James Galway

Melody Gardot

Lesley Garrett

Gareth Gates

Gloria Gaynor

Bob Geldof

Herb Geller

Boy George

Barry Gibb

Robin Gibb

Girls Aloud

The Go Jazz All-Stars

Evelyn Glennie

Go West

Jerry Goldsmith

Oscar Gomez

Wycliffe Gordon

Paul Grabowsky

Peter Grant

Macy Gray

Vivian Green

Josh Groban

Marty Grosz

Tony Hadley

The Halle Orchestra

Lynden David Hall

Scott Hamilton

Gene Harris

Paul Hart

Imogen Heap

Heaven 17

Barbara Hendricks

Jon Hendricks

Vincent Herring

Chrissie Hind

Red Holloway

Trevor Horn

John Horler

Hotei

Mick Hucknall

Engelbert Humperdinck

Chris Isaak

Mark Isham

Jessie J

Chuck Jackson

Leon jackson

Yvonne Jackson

Mick Jagger

Jamelia

Herb Jefferies

Elton John

Laurie Johnson

Aled Jones

Oliver Jones

Salena Jones

Tom Jones

Vinnie Jones

Sheila Jordan

Julian Joseph

Michael Kamen

Kiri Te Kanawa

Ronan Keating

Brian Kennedy

Gerard Kenny

Chaka Khan

Nicole Kidman

Peter King

Tony Kinsey

Kevin Kline

The KPM All-Stars

Robert Kraft

Alison Krauss

Kumiko Yamashita

Cleo Laine

Duncan Lamont

Michel Legrand

Donna Lewis

Jerry Lewis

John Lewis

Andrew Lloyd-Webber

Julian Lloyd-Webber

The London Chamber Orchestra

London Community Gospel Choir

The London Philharmonic Orch.

The London Sinfonietta

The London Symphony Orch.

Loose Tubes

Joe Lovano

Mundell Lowe

Don Lusher

Shelby Lynne

Ken Mackintosh

Madonna

Victor Manuel

George Martin

Giles Martin

Wynton Marsalis

George Masso

Johnny Mathis

Brian May

Imelda May

David McAlmont

Paul McCartney

Jane McDonald

Joe McElderry

McFly

Marian McPartland

Charles McPherson

Ralph McTell

Paulette McWilliams

Natalie Merchant

Anne Akiko Meyers

Mike Flowers Pops

Jane Monheit

James Moody

Gary Moore

Mandy Moore

Mike Moran

Alanis Morisette

James Morrison

Van Morrison

 

Dick Morrissey

China Moses

Nana Mouskouri

Alison Moyet

Bheki Mseleku

Jim Mullen

Mark Murphy

Laura Mvula

NDR Big Band

New London Chorale

Richard Niles

Jessye Norman

Nu Colours

Ola

Omar

Mike Oldfield

Sinead O'Connor

Danny O'Donahue

Tony O’Malley

Donny Osmond

Elaine Page

Mica Paris

Gretchen Parlato

Ken Peplowski

The Philharmonia Orchestra

The Pizza Express All-Stars

Rachel Portman

Gerard Presencer

Jonathan Pryce

Pyewackett

A R Rahman

Phil Ramone

Eddie Reader

Cliff Richard

Irene Reid

Tim Rice

Right Said Fred

Carlos Rios

Roachford

Dr. Robert

Juliet Roberts

Tom Robinson

Annie Ross

Diana Ross

Ronnie Ross

Stig Rossen

Kelly Rowlands

Kevin Rowland & Dexy's

Ray Russell

Maaya Sakamoto

Randy Santke

Nitin Sawhney

Leo Sayer

Gunter Schuller

S Club Juniors

John Scott

Tom Scott

Bobby Shew

Howard Shore

Ben Sidran

Sika

Sounds Of Blackness

The Spice Girls

Charleen Spiteri

Squeeze

Terrell Stafford

Lisa Stansfield

Jim Steinman

Louis Stewart

Byron Stripling

Hamish Stuart

Andy Summers

Ralph Sutton

Tommy Steele

Swing Out Sister

Lew Tabackin

Bill Tarmey

Martin Taylor

Mick Taylor

Clare Teal

Jacky Terrasson

Three

The Three Degrees

Tindersticks

Chris Thompson

Colin Towns

Stan Tracey

Bonnie Tyler

Warren Vache

Rui Veloso

Terry Venables

Rufus Wainwright

Rick Wakeman

Scott Walker

Terri Walker

Stephen Warbeck

The Waterboys

Bobby Watson

Russell Watson

Ernie Watts

Elizabeth Welch

Bobby Wellins

Orchestra of Welsh National Opera

Westlife

will.i.am

Tim Whitehead

Bob Wilbur

Debbie Wiseman

Jimmy Witherspoon

Andy Williams

Deniece Williams

Joe Williams

John Williams (Guitarist)

John Williams (Composer)

Robbie Williams

Roy Williams

Ophelie Winter

Fred Wesley

Ronnie Wood

Eric Woolfson

Workshy

Stevie Wonder 

Lizz Wright

Yazz

Will Young

Shione Yukawa

Hans Zimmer

 

 

 

Movie Soundtracks

 

10,000 BC

127 Hours

A Dark Reflection 

A Good Year

A Soldier’s Daughter

About Adam

Agate Clery

All Dogs Christmas Carol

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

Arsene Lupin

Big Fish

Breaking Dawn Part 2

Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bright Young Things

Bulletproof

Burn After Reading

Chaos & Cadavers

Chaplin

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Click

Clo Clo

Cockneys vs Zombies

Cold Comfort Farm

Connie& Carla

Crush

Damned United

De-Lovely

Diggs Nightcrawler

Donnie Brasco

Ellen’s Energy Crisis

Entrapment

Evita

Exit To Eden

Faking It

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fred Claus

Funny Bones

Geezer

Goldeneye

Good Ship Citizen

Gosford Park

Great Expectations

Gulliver’s Travels

Hamlet

Harmony

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

Hippie Hippie Shake

Hitchcock

Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs Evil

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Hugo

I Capture The Castle

Inkheart

It’s Now or Never

Ivanhoe

Johnny English

Justin and Knights of Valour

Killing Me Softly

King Arthur

Kinky Boots

La Vie En Rose/ La Mome

Land Girls

Laws Of Attraction

Les Miserables

Lilo & Stitch

Little Men

Locke

Looking For Eric

Love’s Labours lost

Lucky Break

Man Up

Meet Wally Sparks

Mighty Ducks 3

Molly Moon

Mona Lisa Smiles

Moulin Rouge

Mr. Holland’s Opus

Mrs. Caldecot’s Cabbage Wars

Mrs. Harris

Muppet Treasure Island

My Life As A Fairytale

Not Like This Like That

One Night Stand

Out of the Furnace

Papadopoulous & Sons

Phantom Of The Opera

Philadelphia

Planet 51

Pola

Prometheus

Racing Stripes

Randall’s Flat

Rise and Fall of Little Voice

RKO 281

Robin Hood

Robinson Crusoe

Robocop

Roseanna’s Grave

Rules of Engagement

Sahara

Shakespeare’s Sister

Shall We Dance

Shoreditch

Special Correspondents

St. Trinian’s

Staggered

Stick With Me, Kid

Tamara Drewe

Teacher’s Pet Movie

The Beautician and the Beast

The Beautiful Joe

The Book Of Eve

The Cobbler and the Thief

The Croods

The Edge of Love

The Golden years

The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey

The Hot Potato

The Ides of March

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Last King of Scotland

The Laundry Warrior

The Life of Stuff

The Lion King 1.5

The Lord of The Rings-Return of The King

The Mother

The Nanny Diaries

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The Nutcracker

The Perfect Blue

The Reach

The Runaway

The Saint

The Vow

The Wind In The Willows

Theatre Of Dreams

Three Guesses

Tom Sawyer

Tomorrow Never Dies

Town And Country

Vermeer's Edge

W.E.

Walking On Sunshine

War Bride

We Were Soldiers

What We Did On Our Holiday

When a Man Loves a Woman

Wilde

Young and Restless

Zhongkui: The Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal

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The Bunker

 

Equipment

 

Microphones:

AKG C 414 B ULS [x 2]

AKG D190 E

AKG C 451 EB [x 3]

AKG D12

AKG D112 [x 2]

Brauner VM1

Calrec CM1050c - [x 4]

Coles 4038 [x2]

Coles STC 4021 (Ball & Biscuit)

Neumann U 87

Neumann U 47 FET

Neumann M 149

Neumann KM 84i [x3]

Neumann KMS 86

Neumann TLM 103 [x 2]

Neumann Geffel CMV 563 [3 Capsules]

Schoeps MK4 [x2]

Schoeps MK6 Capsule

Sennheiser MD 421 N [x 4]

Sennheiser e609 

Sennheiser e606

Shure SM57 [x 4]

Shure SM58 [x 2]

Yamaha SKRM-100SFV Subkick

 

Guitar amps:

Fender Princeton, 1970's, [Brinsley Schwarz Mod.]

Hartke HS 1200

Hughes & Ketner HK-QC415

 

Keyboards:

Yamaha S6 Grand Piano

Fender Rhodes MK II 73

Hammond C3 & Leslie

Console:

Harrison 24c [28 channel, 24 bus, 3-band EQ]

 

A/D D/A:

Prism Orpheus [x 2]

 

Mic Preamps:

API 512c [x 2]

Calrec PQ1347-2 [x 2]

D.W. Fearn VT-2

Neve 1081

Neve 1073

 

Compression:

Manley Variable Mu

Purple Audio MC76

Summit Audio DCL-200

 

EQ:

API 550a [x 2]

 

Effects:

Lexicon PCM 70

 

Monitors:

M&K MPS 2510

Yamaha NS10M

Wembley Loudspeaker Auratones

 

GEAR

 

Ralph is proud to be associated with purveyors of some of the finest equipment on this planet:

 

GRETSCH

SABIAN

VIC FIRTH

REMO

GIBRALTAR

HARDCASE

PROTECTION RACKET

 

 

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