Classically trained from the Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide, Australia (BA 2010), Eilis’ experience in the music industry is broad and well-established. After graduating, Eilis was funded by the Australian government to study under Eugene Ughetti, leading percussionist in Australian contemporary music and founder of SPEAK percussion.
2012 saw Eilis move to Seoul, South Korea, leaving the classical music world behind her. In Korea Eilis quickly found her way to the drum kit, performing with bands such as Baekma, New Blue Death, So Long Buffolo, Lish’s swingtime band and guesting with hot ticket doo-wop group, The Barbarettes. Whilst in Korea Eilis recorded and released three albums and toured in both Korea and Japan.
In 2016 Eilis moved to Berlin, dividing her time between performing and teaching with a passion for educating the next generation of female* drummers. Eilis plays Drums in local Berlin bands Party Fears and I Drew Blank.
Speaking truths on social structures, feminism, mental health, creative insecurities, personal tragedies and the impacts of living abroad, Eilis Frawley brings a new tone to universal topics
Spoken word meets drumming: Eilis’s first video ‘Intellectual Men’, hit 15,000 views days after release, and was shared by Arte Tracks, Tom Tom Magazine, Loud Women and Curated by Girls. Autumn 2019, Eilis plans to release a longer piece of work accompanied by a European tour.