AJ Rousell

AJ Rousell

Independent / Makala Cheung

AJ Rousell is an independent drummer/percussionist based in Bristol (UK).
Since the age of 12, AJ spent years developing his craft by studying at highly respected institutions, including the Bristol Institute of Modern Music.
AJ has also sought lessons from some of the biggest names in the drumming world including James Hester, Jason Bowld, Benny Greb, JP Bouvet and Matt Halpern.

Having instantly fallen in love with music, AJ began expanding his experience by working with a variety of bands/solo artists, building a reputation as a reliable, diverse and skilled player. Having performed at a number of different venues, festivals, radio stations and studios, AJ began playing with Makala Cheung in 2013 and has been working with her ever since (recently being appointed as her Live Musical Director).
Alongside his session work, AJ is also an educator in Bristol and the surrounding area. Teaching Drum Lessons at Firebird Studios, The Rock Project and Bristol Rock Centre.


My Soultone Set: 

• 14" Custom “Hybrid” HiHats
• 17” Gospel Crash
• 18” Extreme Crash
• 22” Gospel Ride