Hailing from South East London, Duayne Sanford is an accomplished & eclectic session musician who graduated from a BSc degree (of which he was awarded a scholarship) in Music Tech & he has been touring and in high demand. He has worked with the likes of Liam Payne, Jodeci, Rita Ora, Honne, Zak Abel, Devlin, Roots Manuva, Akala, James Vickery and most recently with French superstar Christine & The Queens whom he has completed a world tour/arena tour & festival run with.
He has play some of the worlds biggest festivals twice over including Glastonbury, Coachella, Global Village, Popspring, Seoul Jazz Festival, BBC Biggest Weekend, Lolapalooza, Austin City Limits, We Love Green & Osheaga just to name a few.
To add, his own trio JD3 have been touring & recording with Illa J who is the younger brother to the legendary late hip hop producer J Dilla. Duayne is effectively the Music Director.
Duayne is known for having a meticulous ear for sonics and making sound engineers happy. A big part of the reason why he’s in demand is because he’s pays great attention to detail when learning or working out parts for heavily produced songs. He has done masterclasses at the UK Drum Show, London Drum Show and Yamaha Drum Show 3 in Paris.
He has notably played on electronic soul duo Honne’s album ‘Love me, love me not” (2018) on three tracks, ‘Day One’ which is the most popular and streamed track on the album & “Shrink” & “Crying over you”.
Also his band JD3 recorded a live EP with Illa J at Red Bull Studios in Berlin.
He was featured in the French drum magazine Batterie in its February 19 edition. The six page spread covers his influences, how opportunities came his way & his choice of products.
He has had some fantastic things lined up for 2020 onwards! He’s assumed the drum throne of international pop sensation Dua Lipa.
"Remo has always been my first choice of heads for as long as as I can remember. They are the most consistent and versatile heads ever. They get even better the more you play into them. The range is expansive & always puts a smile on engineers faces. There’s a reason that the crown is the logo. Supreme sonics! For every tour, festival & recording , Remo has been consistent & feels like home whenever I play the products.” -Duayne Sanford