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About Alex Shad
Drummer/Percussionist and band leader available for gigs and sessions.
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This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
Funk, Christmas, Electro-Swing, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Rockabilly, Country, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Cabaret, Easy listening, Originals, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Tribute, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, Latin, Ska
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Private event, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Corporate event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Producer, Drum technician, Fluent improviser
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-Familiar with all standard function calls
-Familiar with many jazz standards/ can play to Real Book chart
-Frequent gigs with request shows, ability to pick up songs on the go if necessary
-Can quickly and efficiently learn new material
A small selection of artists include
Earth Wind & Fire
Tower Of Power
The Doobie Brothers
Average White Band
Sam & Dave
Jerry Lee Lewis
Nat King Cole
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
No problem at all, I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
If hiring me as a band leader this is no problem at all, I offer the service and will be added on to the total per hour hiring rate.
How much time do you need to set up?
As a drummer 20 minutes. With a band 1.5 - 3 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
The set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through to make sure I what works for your event.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I have a range of equipment available depending on the style of music and venue.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a song isn't included in the song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£200|
|Up to 1 hour||£200|
|Up to 2 hours||£300|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
2 verified reviews
3 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in GU30 7PE
3 years ago, for a Wedding in BN27