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Brendan is a reliable and versatile musician based in London, working in a variety of genres from classical music through to pop and jazz.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Opera, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Originals, Light music, Avant garde, Pop, Covers, Soul, Funk, Motown
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
Handel - Messiah
Handel - Samson
Bach - B Minor Mass
Bach - Christmas Oratorio
Purcell - Ode for St Cecilia
Purcell - Fairy Queen
Verdi - Otello
Puccini - Tosca
Copland - Appalachian Spring
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto
Tomasi - Triptyque
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
The Jacksons - Shake your Body
Brahms - Sonata for violin and piano in G major
Bartok - Romanian Dances
Gershwin arr. Heifetz - Porgy and Bess
Beethoven - Sonata for Violin and piano in A minor
Bach - Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C Minor
Schumann - Fantasiestücke
Martinu - Variations on a Slovak Theme
Chopin - Nocturne in C# minor
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I will always try to be as flexible as possible, and if you give me enough notice it should be possible to adjust timings. The best option is usually to book a large enough time window to allow flexibility within this time, as needing to arrive earlier or leave later could cause scheduling problems or incur additional charges.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Unfortunately, this isn't a service I provide personally, but I can help you to someone or find an alternative solution.
How much time do you need to set up?
I need very little time to set up - 15 minutes if it's playing acoustically, or 30 minutes if there are microphones/PA etc.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am always happy to discuss what I will perform with you, so that we can work out what will work best for your event.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, I can always bring my own instrument, music stand and other related accessories.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can take specific requests before the event, however if it's something that isn't in my repertoire, there may be a small charge (around £30 per new piece) to cover the time of transcribing and learning the new song.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am flexible and always tailor my performances to a client's individual needs. I put a lot into the preparation and the performance, and I like to bring something new and special even when playing well known pieces.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have played in venues of all sizes and types, from the Royal Albert Hall to Pizza Express and from churches to back gardens in Sussex!
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Growing up, I had an obsession withe heavy metal band Korn, and their rhythmic energy and brilliant structuring of songs has always fascinated me! I also love Nickel Creek, for their sheer emotional power and the virtuosity in the playing and singing.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Recently I was playing as part of the Multi-Story Orchestra at the BBC Proms, with Public Service Broadcasting.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£120|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£240|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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