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Jazz Violin Improvised Solo - Ben Mowat - Composer, Violinist, Producer
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Tango, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Contemporary classical, Electronic, Ambient, Triphop, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Bluegrass, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Experimental, Argentinian, Balkan, Klezmer, Traditional church music, Medieval music, Folk rock, Blues, Jazz fusion, Avant garde, Originals, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Cabaret, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Barbershop, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Karaoke, Disco, Funk, Ambient pop, Americana, Funk rock, Vintage, R&B, Motown, Tribute, Rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hardcore, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock, World music, African music, Australian music, Bollywood, Brazilian music, Cuban music, German music, Flamenco, Caribbean music, French music, Indian music, Jewish music, Latin, Salsa, Skiffle, Ska, Scottish music, Reggae, Spanish music
Arranger, Orchestrator, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Producer, Ableton Live, Live looping, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
Air on the G String - Bach
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Cannon in D - Pachelbel
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Meditation - Massenet
Partitas and Sonatas - Bach
Hungarian Dance #5 - Brahms
Romantic Pieces (No.1) - Dvorak
Ladies in Lavender - Hess
Salut d'Amour - Handle
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handle
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Double Violin Concerto - Bach
Quartet 2004 - Mowat
6 Is The Magic Number - Mowat
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Lucky - Jason Mraz
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
All You Need Is Love
Let It Be
Love Me Do
With A Little Help From My Friends
.... and all Beatles or 60s pop requests
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Red Haired Boy
The Peeler's Away with My Daughter
The Fox Hunter's Jig
The Mason's Apron
Hunting the Hare
The Fairy Dance & Original by Ben Mowat
The Keel Roa
The Staffordshire Hornpipe
The Girl I Left Behind Me
King of the Faries
The Trumpet Hornpipe
Flower of Scotland
The Bonny Lass o' Five
Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
Lord MacDonald's Reel
The Flowers of Edinburgh
Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston
Mary, Young and Fair
The Gay Gordons
The Spey in Spate
TANGO & MILONGA:
Por Una Cabeza
Comme il Faut
Hasta El Día Del Regreso
Hijo De La Luna
Más o Menos
ARGENTINE FOLK MUSIC (Chacareras, Chamamés etc):
El Río Dulce
El Violín De Gaucho
Chamamé del Jacarandá
Quizas, quizas, quizas (Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps) - Farres
Tico-tico no fuba (Bird in the cornmeal) - Abreu
Cielito lindo (Little heavenly one)
La enganadora (The swindler) - Jorrin
El condor pasa (The flight of the condor)
La cucaracha (The cockroach)
Apanhei-te, cavaquinho (I've got you, cavaquinho) - Nazareth
Vamos pastorcitos (Come, shepherds)
Flor de Yumuri (The flower of Yumuri) - Anckermann
Estes indiferente (You are indifferent) - Veranes
I Got Rhythm
Body and Soul
The Hot Canary
How High the Moon
My Blue Heaven
Sweet Georgia Brown
This Can't Be Love
All The Things You Are
What Is This Thing Called Love
Stella By Stalight
On Green Dolphin Street
Have You Met Miss Jones
It Could Happen To You
There Will Never Be Another You
Out of Nowhere
and Most Jazz Standards
Congratulations to Bridegroom and Bride
Bulgar from Odessa (Odessa Bulgar)
At the Rabbi's Feast (Baym rebns sude)
Freylechs from Bukovina (Bukoviner Freylekhs)
Freylechs from Warsaw (Varshaver Freylekhs)
Leading the In-laws Home (Firn di mekhutonim aheym)
In-law's Dance (Mekhutonim Tants)
Sweet Father (Tate Ziser)
Dance of Displeasure (Broyges Tants)
Bulgar from Kishinev (Kishinever Bulgar)
Dance of Delight (Freylekh Tants)
Street Melody (Der Gasn Nign)
The Wise Man's Song (Dem Tzadiks Zemerl)
Little Galitsian Dance (Galitsianer Tentsl)
Jewish Wedding Song (Khosn Kale Mazl Tov)
Dance Dance (Tants Yidelekh, Tants)
& Most other Klezmer Standards
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The flexibility of set lists and the expression and enjoyment I bring to the music. The possibility of creating a background atmosphere or performing and engaging the audience (such as in Care Home gigs).
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many Churches and wedding venues. Pubs and music venues all over the UK and Isle of Man Cafe des Art, Grenoble most large English cathedrals
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
I love all music and styles and have been influenced by many many artists and pieces of music.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Glastonbury Music Festival
Do you have different line-up options?
Usually I play solo with backing tracks but I can also call other musicians in if required. I have an excellent network of high quality musicians I can book to play with me, here in Bristol. Just let me know what you have in mind and we can get it booked!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
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 us know.
How much time do you need to set up?
About 15 to 20 minutes. Please make sure there is power provided near to where I will be playing. I can provide a playlist either side of my performance to create an atmosphere, if required, please let me know.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Absolutely! We can chat about the songs and pieces you'd like and I'm happy to take requests from my repertoire or from outside my usual list! Let's chat and we can come up with a list that best suits your needs. Equally I'm happy to come up with a set list to suite your indicated tastes if that will take the stress out of it for you!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. I bring a speaker (amp), laptop or phone to play backing tracks, violin, and music stand. I can also bring a microphone and loop pedal if required.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn, I am happy to do this for you. I can learn one or sometimes two songs that I do not know already for the same price and happy to learn more, for an extra fee of £40 to cover my time.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£50|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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