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Alan Reid

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great all-round drummer, percussion too, musical approach. Great feel on bass for rhythm and melody. Good ear.
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Drummer
London

I am a musician with considerable experience in Live performance – bass, drums, guitar, keyboards. I also have many years of experience in writing, recording and producing music. I started at a very young age and can play a variety of different instruments today. These include many percussive instruments, such as: bongos, Congas, and just about anything you can shake rattle or roll. Except for piano (grade 5) I am self-taught musician. I have a very good ear, and if I need to, I can pick up stuff very quickly on any of the instruments mentioned above. I am currently studying a degree in music and sound production, which I will have completed in June 2020. As music is my full time career, I have good year-round availability, with my own transport and owning many instruments. Music has always been my life, and long may it continue to be so

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop, Disco, R&B, Soul, Funk, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Top 40, Tribute, Americana, Covers, Motown, Vintage, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Blues, Swing, Gospel, Rockabilly, Country, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Australian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Merengue, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Tango
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Songwriter, Producer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

I shot the sheriff - bob Marley, Eric Clapton
The joker - the Steve Miller band
Come together – the Beatles
Hey Jude
Here comes the Sun
Let it be
Twist and shout
I want to hold your hand
She loves you
They cheaper
Sergeant Peppers lonely hearts club band
A hard days night
I saw her standing there
With a little help from my friends
What's up – for non-blondes
I'd rather go blind – Etta James
Superstition - S Wonder
I wish - S Wonder
Sir Duke - S Wonder
Hotter than July - Stevie Wonder
Johnny be good – Chuck Berry
500 miles – The Proclaimers
Knocking on heaven's door – Dylan
Stand by me – Benny King
Pride and joy, Mary had a little lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Cold sweat, Papas got a brand-new bag, Sex machine, I feel good – James Brown
Just kissed my baby, Cissy strut – the meters
Hard to handle – Otis Reading
Kiss – Prince
You never can tell – Chuck Berry
Stuck in the middle with you – Steeleye Span
Play that funky music – Wild Cherry
And many many more...

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£270
Up to 3 hours£350

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Gbenga L, 1 year ago

Hello again Alan, I just wanted to thank you once again for the brilliant job you did for us at the recording session last Weds. Not only did you turn up to the studio well rehearsed and ahead of time, but after setting up your instruments you were able help out with some of the microphone placements. This helped us enormously. We would really like to keep you in mind for future projects, as your professionalism and relaxed positive attitude are qualities we really appreciate here. Good luck with all your endeavours, keep in touch and hope to work with you again. Best, Gbenga

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Prinse D, 1 year ago

Alan came along to our local hall with his band last month and provided a brilliant evening of great music for my sister's birthday party. The band were timely, professional and above all kick-ass!! The music had everyone up dancing for the entire night, and the band reacted well to the bombardment of requests that were thrown at them throughout. He and his band pulled out all the stops, so it is without question that I would book them again or indeed recommend them for any future events. Simply unforgettable! Best wishes, P ;)