Trombonist

Dale Gibson

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About Dale

Trombonist
Coventry
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20yrs+ FT Professional Lead Trombone player. I tour the world perfecting my skills and expertise and I love what I do for a living.

I have over 200 professional musicians on my books and hold over 5000 musical arrangements which are expertly written to precision as the originals and varying in genres from 1930's to present day. Typically providing full entertainment packages to high end clients who have a keen ear and high expectations. I provide all my clients with an excellent and reliable service as if they are the only one. It's imperative to me and my team that our clients are 100% happy. Retaining an impeccable reputation and repeat bookings. My corporate, weddings, concerts, events and functions band are outstanding and highly energetic! Perfect for those special occasions and theatre tours where only the best will do! Funk'N'Soul, are made up of hand picked musicians from only the UK's finest. They are an 9 piece band who augment up to 17 Pieces. The band are also complimented by a dedicated lighting and sound engineer with DJ service if required? The band travel throughout the UK and internationally. The band have been performing together for 9 years however, have regularly worked together for many years perfecting their crafts on various engagements with other orchestras and bands at some highly prestigious venues. We don't like to name drop but.. some of our band members have worked alongside the likes of Jamiroquai, Prince, Gary Barlow, Take That, Shirley Bassey, The Temptations, Four Tops, The Specials, The Drifters and The Stylistics to name a few. Feel free to enquire for your next event. They consider nowhere too far to entertain their clients.

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 can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, World music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, Indian music, Italian music, Latin, Merengue, Polka, Salsa, Samba, Tango, Spanish music
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Instruments:
Trombone, Musical Director, Tenor trombone
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker
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Song list

FUNK ‘N’ SOUL SET LISTS – DON’T SEE YOUR FAVOURITE? JUST ASK!
Below are just a selection of songs the band regularly perform. We have a vast library of 5000 arrangements. If there are some songs in our repertoire that are an absolute must! (or any that you’d like us to avoid!) Please let us know your preferences in advance & we’ll do our best to tailor the set for you. Please bare in mind some of these songs require a female vocalist. We can provide this for you. Please ask when booking.
* FUNK / SOUL
Hold On, I’m coming – Midnight Hour – I Feel Good – Get ready – Knock on Wood – Soul Man – Sex Machine – Mustang Sally – Lovely Day – Natural Woman – Shake Your Tail Feather – Sweet Soul Music – That’s The Way Of The World – Brick House – Pick Up the Pieces – Play That Funky Music – Long Train Running – Mr Toad’s Wild Ride – Only So Much Oil In The Ground – September – Shining Star – Squib Cakes – Street Life – Knock On Wood – Higher and Higher – Soothe Me – Never Too Much – Love Man – Dancin’ In The Street – Peter Gunn Theme – Think – I Just Wanna Make Love To You – River Deep, Mountain High – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – Use Me – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy
* DISCO
Celebration – Car Wash – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – Disco Inferno – Got To Be Real – You To Me Are Everything – Love Train – Blame It On The Boogie – Jungle Boogie – That’s The Way I like It – ABC – You Should Be Dancin’ – Get Down On It – Lady Marmalade – Le Chic – Got To Be Real – Upside Down – We Are Family
* RHYTHM AND BLUES
Respect – Lovely Day – Midnight Hour – Stand By Me – Sweet Home Chicago – Shake A Tailfeather – She Caught The Katy – Jailhouse Rock – Everybody Needs Somebody – Do You Love Me/ Mother Popcorn – Proud Mary – Let The Good Times Roll – I Can’t Turn You Loose – Gimme Some Lovin’ – Hey, Bartender – Messin’ With The Kid – Rubber Biscuit – Flip, Flop & Fly – Shotgun Blues – Natural Woman
* POP / ROCK
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Valerie – Walking On Sunshine – So Amazing – You Really Got Me-Uptown Funk – Sex Bomb – Rock With You – Kiss – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – I’m So Excited – It’s Raining Men – Sledgehammer
* MOTOWN
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Superstition – I Wish – Easy – Sir Duke – For Once In My Life – All Night Long – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life –
* SWING
Please ask about our backing band for tribute nights and shows. We augment up to a 17 piece. Available with 3 and 6 Horns for the likes of Sinatra, (examples below) Also available, The Blues Brothers, Elvis, Tom Jones to name a few.
Sinatra Swinging Sensations (Available with 3-6 Horns)
All Of Me Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle) Bb
All The Way All The Way (Nelson Riddle) Db
All The Way Duets (with Celine Dion) A/C
Almost Like Being In Love Come Swing With Me (Billy May) Ab
The Best Is Yet To Come It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) Ab
Fly Me To The Moon It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) C
Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) C
For Once In My Life My Way (Don Costa) Bb
Here’s To The Losers Softly As I Leave You (Marty Paich) F
I Wish You Love It Might As Well Be Swing (Basie) Eb
I’ll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra & The Tommy Dorsey Orch. D
In The Wee Small Hours (Of The Morning) In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle) C
It Happened In Monterey Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle) G
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Db
Just In Time Come Dance With Me (Billy May) B
Just One Of Those Things Swing Easy (Nelson Riddle) D/Bm
The Lady Is A Tramp From The Movie Pal Joey (Nelson Riddle) Bb
Let’s Face The Music & Dance Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Cm
Let’s Fall In Love (Starts in D) Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Bb
Moonlight Serenade Moonlight Sinatra (Nelson Riddle) Eb
My Kind Of Town A Man & His Music (Nelson Riddle) F
My Way My Way (Don Costa) D
Nice & Easy Nice ‘N Easy (Nelson Riddle) C
Night & Day A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle) D
Pennies From Heaven Sinatra-Basie (Basie) Ab
Saturday Night (Is The Lonliest Night Of The Week) Come Dance With Me (Billy May) C
Someone To Watch Over Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle) A
The Song Is You Come Dance With Me (Billy May) B
Strangers In The Night Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) F
The Summer Wind Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) Db
That’s All Sinatra & Strings (Don Costa) Bb
That’s Life Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa) G
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Songs For Young Lovers (Nelson Riddle) D
The Way You Look Tonight Academy Award Winners (Nelson Riddle) Eb
What Is This Thing Called Love In The Wee Small Hours (Nelson Riddle) A
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To A Swingin’ Affair! (Nelson Riddle) F#m
You Make Me Feel So Young Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Riddle) Ab
Other Sinatra Selections
All Or Nothing At All – Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) Am
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Some Nice Things I’ve Missed G
Begin The Beguine – I Only Have Eyes For You Bb
The Coffee Song – Ring-A-Ding! (Johnny Mandel) Bb
Come Dance With Me – Come Dance With Me (Billy May) Ab
Come Fly With Me – Sands (Quincy/Basie)(Intro in Ab, Song in Bb) Bb
Crap Game In New York – Guys & Dolls Bb
Downtown – Strangers In The Night (Ernie Freeman) F
Get Me To The Church On Time Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) G
Goody Goody Sinatra & Swingin’ Brass (Mercer) A
Imagination Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) Db
I Get A Kick Out Of You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Db
I Have Dreamed Live In Las Vegas Bb
I Only Have Eyes For You I Only Have Eyes For You F
It Was A Very Good Year Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Dm
I’ve Got A Crush On You Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) F
I’ve Got The World On A String This Is Sinatra! (Nelson Riddle) D
I Wanna Be Around Sinatra-Basie (Basie) Ab
L.A. Is My Lady LA Is My Lady Bb
Let Me Try Agan Ole Blue Eyes Is Back F
Love Is (The Tender Trap) Sinatra-Basie (Basie) F
Love Me Tender/Witchcraft Duet With Elvis Presley F
Luck Be A Lady Sinatra At The Sands or Live In Las Vegas Db
Mack The Knife LA Is My Lady G
Me & My Shadow Sammy Davis Jr. At The Cocoanut Grove D
New York, New York Sinatra Reprise (Don Costa) D
Nice Work If You Can Get It Sinatra-Basie (Basie) G
The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody.) Sinatra: Live At The Sands (’61) F
Please Be Kind Sinatra-Basie (Basie) C
The September Of My Years Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) G
The Shadow Of Your Smile Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) F
Where Or When Sinatra At The Sands (Quincy/Basie) Eb
Without A Song I Remember Tommy C
You Do Something To Me Sinatra’s Swinging Session! D
Hiring the FUNK ‘N‘ SOUL complete package is a great way to save money, time and stress at your event, avoiding the need for multiple sound systems, onsite technicians and additional performance acts!
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Anne S, 6 months ago

Dale was a lovely guy. It was an unusual gig as I asked him to play a solo at my husband’s funeral. My husband was a trombone player. Dale even played on my husband’s favourite trombone at short notice.

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Catherine S, 9 months ago

Could not praise this band enough, they made our wedding, got everyone up dancing, took on board requests & ensured everyone young & Old had a really great time. Thankyou again to Dino & Barry love u all. Catherine & Dean

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Laura T, 11 months ago

Where to even start?! WOW! We're honestly all still buzzing! What a night we all had on Saturday! Honestly, it was so, so special for us and you guys were the biggest part of that. I knew you were going to be amazing but you were amazing AND THEN SOME! It's so lovely to hear that you were all loving life too - that means a lot! I just can't thank you enough personally for all of your help and advice in the lead up to the party - you've been so helpful, accommodating and reassuring the whole time and just been so nice to be in touch with! It's been such a pleasure! And again on the day you were a complete star and took so much work away from us as we literally didn't have to worry about you guys - you had it all in hand, even the clearing up - naughty! Haha! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dale and the whole band who are all so super talented, and so super fun! They absolutely made our night! I had high expectations and they smashed them! I have to give a shout out to our singers (Dee and Mel was it?!), I mean how incredible were they?! So much charisma and sass- I think I'm actually obsessed with them haha! Not forgetting the Swing Singer and Quartet you also provided. Amazing! Thanks for making it such a special night for us and our guests - you knocked all of our socks off! We will absolutely be recommending you to anyone and everyone (!) and wouldn't hesitate to book you guys again for any future event that we're having. You should all be so proud of the overall package you provide as a band - it's unique and it's special. THANK YOU for everything. I'm so sad this is all over so let's just say, until the next time...! 😊 All the very best, xx

Laura T, 1 year ago

Where to even start?! WOW! We're honestly all still buzzing! What a night we all had on Saturday! Honestly, it was so, so special for us and you guys were the biggest part of that. I knew you were going to be amazing but you were amazing AND THEN SOME! It's so lovely to hear that you were all loving life too - that means a lot! I just can't thank you enough personally for all of your help and advice in the lead up to the party - you've been so helpful, accommodating and reassuring the whole time and just been so nice to be in touch with! It's been such a pleasure! And again on the day you were a complete star and took so much work away from us as we literally didn't have to worry about you guys - you had it all in hand, even the clearing up - naughty! Haha! Please pass on our sincere thanks to Dale and the whole band who are all so super talented, and so super fun! They absolutely made our night! I had high expectations and they smashed them! I have to give a shout out to our singers (Dee and Mel was it?!), I mean how incredible were they?! So much charisma and sass- I think I'm actually obsessed with them haha! Not forgetting the Swing Singer and Quartet you also provided. Amazing! Thanks for making it such a special night for us and our guests - you knocked all of our socks off! We will absolutely be recommending you to anyone and everyone (!) and wouldn't hesitate to book you guys again for any future event that we're having. You should all be so proud of the overall package you provide as a band - it's unique and it's special. THANK YOU for everything. I'm so sad this is all over so let's just say, until the next time...! 😊 All the very best, xx

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