Vish Drums

About Vish

Professional Session and Touring Drummer

Professional session drummer/drum educator from Melbourne, Australia.
Vish Vadivelu


Vish is a professional session drummer/drum educator from Melbourne, Australia.

Vish began his drum journey at the age of 14 and by the age of 18 was touring nationally as well as teaching professionally.

Vish’s precision and versatility on the kit has made him a ‘go to’ man for many of Australia’s top acts and has enabled him to slide effortlessly into various musical fields, including studio/session work, extensive touring and drum education.

Having worked with artists such as Shannon Noll, Evermore, Emma Hewitt, Owl Eyes, Tim Henwood (Superjesus, Androids), Sam Holloway (Silverchair), Nat Allison (Suzi Quatro, Vanessa Amorosi) and many others, Vish maintains a truly professional attitude, feel and sound, and prides himself on his passion, stylistic versatility and adaptability.

Vish has performed at drum festivals alongside some of the world’s top drummers including, Virgil Donati, Grant Collins, Gavin Harrison, The Drumbassadors, David Jones, Gerry Pantazis, and Daniel Luttick among others.

Vish has appeared on Channel V, NRL Footy Show, Video Hits, Hey Hey It’s Saturday and has shared the stage with artists such as New York Dolls (USA), Justin Derrico (USA), Metro Station (USA), Scouting for Girls (UK), Dizzee Rascal (UK), Steve Aoki (USA), 360, Birds Of Tokyo, Flume, John Farnham and many others.

Vish exclusively and proudly plays Red Rock Drums, Ufip Cymbals, SilverFox Drumsticks.


What others have to say about Vish...

VISH! You have such a cool visual vibe and some great dynamics and musicality in your playing man. Awesome chops brother!

– Mark Schulman (P!NK, Cher, Beyonce)

I played with Vish in the band 'Missing Hours' and he ROCKS! Great guy, great drummer, a True Professional.

– Tim Henwood (Superjesus, the Androids, James Reyne)

I saw Vish perform at a drum festival we both played at and I was blown AWAY! His groove is tight, fluid, funky and infectious. Vish is a SERIOUS player to watch out for.

– Magesh (Ricky Martin, Lionel Richie, Rihanna)

Performing alongside Vish at numerous drum festivals was a true rarity. He has a powerful command of the instrument and one HELL of a groove, my first and only thoughts.

– Daniel Luttick (Synthetic Breed)

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Vish's Gear

When only the best will do...

Red Rock Drums: Tasmanian Blackwood Kit, 20x16 Kick Drum (with maple hoops), 10x8 Tom, 14x14 Floor Tom, 14x7 Blackwood Snare

UFIP Cymbals: A combination from the Bionic/Natural/Class/Exatic range.

SilverFox Sticks: Model - SweetPea