Drew McConnell is a BMus graduate and is the bass guitarist and backing vocalist with Babyshambles, the band formed and fronted by frontman of The Libertines, Pete Doherty. Formerly in the band Elviss, Drew participates in a number of side-projects, such as The Phoenix Drive and playing double bass and piano with Irish singer/songwriter Fionn Regan as well as writing and recording solo material.
Drew organises a musical collective named Helsinki with which he performs solo material as well as versions of songs by Babyshambles, such as a swing version of their single "Delivery". Among the members of this collective are Stephen Large of Squeeze and Albert Hammond Jr of The Strokes, the drummer Seb Rochford of Polar Bear and Acoustic Ladyland, drummer Jamie Morrison (of the Noisettes), guitarist Matt Parks (ICMP Alumni), Jonnie Fielding (violin), Larrikin Love and Fionn Regan.
Since 2017, Drew is also part of Liam Gallagher's band, and will be touring throughout the summer, playing major UK and European festivals.