Graham Costello

Scottish drummer and composer Graham Costello creates minimalist music that ranges from ambient and post-rock, to jazz improvisation.


Primarily with his band STRATA, he has been nominated for Scottish Album of the Year, as well as seven Scottish Jazz Awards.


After his widely-praised debut album “OBELISK” in 2019, Costello signed to Gearbox Records (Binker and Moses, Abduallah Ibrahim, Theon Cross) and began work on his follow-up album with STRATA. Now finished, the album is due in 2021.


After beginning drums at age six, Costello was self-taught until his early twenties. He was then awarded a place to study Jazz at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with a First-Class honours in 2016.


His musical career first began however with his involvement in the Scottish DIY/indie scene, growing up touring all over the UK and Europe with noise duo Young Philadelphia and electro-psych group Outblinker, experiencing the amazing warmth and breadth of the continental independent music scene.

Aside from his own work with STRATA, Costello is also an in-demand side man.


For more information on the multiple projects he is involved in, click here.