UK-based Rock, Metal and Progressive Drummer

• Extensive touring experience in the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Japan, Canada

• Sessions for the BBC, ITV, MTV, Lexus Car

• Available for recording and touring


Jan-Vincent is a London-based rock, metal and progressive drummer with years of live and studio experience. During his career, he has toured the UK, Europe, South America, North America and Japan and currently plays drums for the British Progressive band Pendragon.

Other work includes a Lexus Car TV commercial, the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, playing with Ellie Goulding at the 2014 Brit Awards and he has a wealth of experience on TV and radio including sessions for BBC, ITV and MTV.

Jan-Vincent is available for recording, touring and general depping. Aside from playing with Pendragon, he is also currently working on different projects for several bands and will be recording and playing shows with them in the coming months.

Check out his reviews and testimonials from musicians, bands, publications and websites. He is professional, dedicated and very passionate about music.

If you would like to get in touch and discuss drum recording and any kinds of session work, please email:

His drum studio is located in Camden, London where he does all his recording for different clients.

To find out the latest news and upcoming gigs, just click on NEWS / TOUR.

Jan-Vincent officially endorses Tama Drums and Hardware, Sabian Cymbals, Promark Drumsticks, Evans Drumhead, 1964 Ears/64 Audio, Audix Microphones and Protection Racket Cases.

-"Impressive chops and really tight, great groove!"
- Rhythm Magazine / Music Radar

"Jan-Vincent Velazco has all the attributes to succeed and stamp a name for himself in the global drum community. He's original, grounded and always pushes himself. One to watch for sure..."
- Craig Blundell, Drummer for Steven Wilson, Pendragon, International Drum Clinician, Ambassador for British Drumming

"A refreshing take on groove drumming
- very cool"

- Sick Drummer Magazine

"Awesome playing!" (drum remix of Ray of Light and Graystone Gateway singles)
- Kiko Loureiro, Megadeth, Angra

"From the moment Vincent hit the first drums I knew it was going to work. I don't think I've ever worked with a drummer who knew the music so well straight away and added so much energy, technique and panache to the songs right from the start. He's got a great attitude and good sense of humour, all round you simply couldn't ask for more!'
- Nick Barrett, Pendragon

"Really good and solid playing!"
- Rob Hammersmith, Skidrow

"Vincent is the ideal drummer for any project-incredibly talented, passionate, creative, driven, dedicated and great fun to work with."
- Ben Christo, The Sisters of Mercy

"The sound that this excellent musician get is truly incredible if you get a chance check him out"
- Mike Dolbear


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