Double Bassist

Graeme Hollingdale

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Double Bassist
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Freelance Double/Fender Bassist & Trombonist. Vastly experienced mainly Orchestral/Theatre genres. Ex Teacher - reads, watches & listens

Full time Music Service Teacher for 36 years until early retirement in August 2014 PGCE, FLCM, LGSM, LTCL, AmusTCL diplomas held Annually updated Enhanced DBS Freelance performer on Double Bass (multiple diploma holder) Bass Guitar, Tenor Trombone (diploma holder) Bass Trombone, Stick (Electric Upright) Bass & Bass Ukulele (if you really need one!) Experienced Orchestral & Musical Theatre musician with multiple repeat bookings but as a lover of all musical genres including rock, pop, swing if you have the music I will play with care, accuracy and appropriately for the context Please look at my repertoire list for the Musicals that I have performed over recent years 2016 appointed Principle Double Bassist with Bridgewater Sinfonia (semi-professional Symphony Orchestra) and 'Solo' Bassist for its chamber ensemble the Bridgewater Sinfonietta, Berkhamsted Herts, Musical Director Adrian Davies and associate conductor Steven Joyce 2018 appointed as the Bass player for the Total Productions Tribute act, Barbra Streisand A Woman In Love (a Celebration) Touring Theatre show 2019 appointed as bought in rotating section leader with two North London semi-pro orchestras; Elstree Mozart Players and Ensemble Luce, both conducted by Derek Holland. I alternate leading position with colleague Helen Boyea 2019 appointed the first choice bought in section leader with the Royal Orchestral Society Experienced in working with young people so regularly perform with school/youth/college/university groups/productions, both supporting Orchestral/Choral performances and Musical Theatre runs My 5-string (1890 German) Double Bass has a pick-up so can go through Theatre PA's as necessary - I own professional EBS amplification equipment with different levels according to needs, also effects pedal board. I also play a 5-string Fender Jazz Bass Experienced and very comfortable playing with click tracks, personal mixers, in/over-ears etc No ties or day job means that I am free to and do travel anywhere in the UK (including overnight stays) sometimes at very short notice if the terms are agreeable Any number of MD's, Fixers, Conductors and Colleagues details are available on request for references *MP4 high quality video/audio recording of a chamber group performing The Magic Flute in Trinity College Chapel available, please ask for the link which cannot be displayed on these pages *MP3 professional quality audio recorded live during a run of an original score to Alice in Wonderland, as part of a pro band accompanying a Youth MT production in 2018 is now available on Soundcloud; the 'Finale mix' is embedded in the 'Media' section of these pages *A Showreel is now included on my Media page here; this was recorded with Jill Winter & Simon Campbell as Promo for the "Woman In Love" Tour, a celebration of the life and music of Barbara Streisand ***As Encore have (due to client feedback) recently hidden from public viewing the performing diary (past & forthcoming) and repertoire lists (where I include all the Musical Theatre shows performed over the last 5 years or so) please as ask for me to forward as a separate file (or become an Encore member yourself, because members can still view all the pages) Ex General Secretary of National Charity 'The National Sweet Pea Society' (NSPS) I am still on the committee and am Editor of several publications every year. Secretary of 'The Chiltern Sweet Pea Society' (CSPS) Editor of Newsletters; both are voluntary positions Very competitive/experienced national exhibitor of Sweet Peas Judge of flower and vegetable classes at horticultural shows up to national competition level; also gardens & allotments etc. I also give lectures on Sweet Peas

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
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Wedding music, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Cabaret, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Ragtime, Dixieland, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Experimental, Pop
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

REPERTOIRE LIST (Musical Theatre Opera and Oratorio)
Musical Theatre Repertoire List:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
War Of The Worlds
Double Bass
All Shook Up
Bass Guitar
Return To The Forbidden Planet
Bass Guitar
UrineTown
Double Bass
Crush
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Half A Sixpence David Heneker
Trombone & Double Bass
Closer Than Ever David Shire
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
High School Musical Various
Bass Guitar
Barnum Mark Bramble
Double Bass
Evita Andrew Lloyd Webber
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Guys & Dolls Frank Loessa
EUB, Double Bass, Trombone
Cabaret John Kander
Double Bass and Trombone
The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
Trombone and Double Bass
Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber
Double Bass
Jesus Christ Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber
Double Bass
Little Shop of Horrors Alan Menken
Bass Guitar
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Miles Goodman
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Stephen Sondheim
Double Bass
BRING IT ON Lin-Manuel Miranda & Tom Kitt
Bass Guitar
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
Double Bass
Hairspray Mark Shaiman
Trombone and Bass Guitar
Honk George Stiles
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Into The Woods Stephen Sondheim
Double Bass
Bugsy Malone Paul Williams
Bass Guitar
Legally Blonde Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
Tenor & Bass Trombones Double & Electric Basses
Company Stephen Sondheim
Double Bass
Gypsy Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim
Double Bass
Singin' In The Rain NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED
Double Bass
Spamalot ‎John Du Prez‎ and ‎Eric Idle
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Musical Theatre (Youth) Alice In Wonderland Tim Cumper
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Big Fish Andrew Lippa
Double Bass & Bass Guitar
CATS Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bass Guitar
Merrily We Roll Along Stephen Sondheim
Bass Guitar
TOP HAT Irving Berlin
Double Bass
WHITE CHRISTMAS Irving Berlin
Double Bass
Seasonal play with music It’s A Wonderful Life (live radio play)
Double Bass
THE PRODUCERS Mel Brooks Doug Besterman
Double Bass
Sweeney Todd Stephen Sondheim
Trombone & Double Bass
42nd Street Warren
Basses
Pirates of Penzance Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone & Double Bass
Annie Get Your Gun Berlin
Trombone & Double Bass
Carousel Rodgers & Hammerstein
Trombone
Sound of Music Rodgers & Hammerstein
Trombone & Double Bass
The Wedding Singer Sklar
Bass Guitar
Annie Strouse
Double & Electric Basses, also Trombone
A Chorus Line Hamlisch
Trombone & Basses
Copacabana Barry Manilow
Trombone
Sunset Boulevard Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bass guitar, Double & stick Basses
Addams Family Lippa
Bass Guitar & Double Bass
Sister Act Menken
Trombone, also Double Bass & Bass Guitar
The Music Man Willson
Trombone & Double Bass
High Society Cole Porter
Trombone also Double Bass
Joseph & his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber
Bass Guitar
9to5 Dolly Parton
Double Bass & Bass guitar
The Hired Man Howard Goodhall
Double Bass
Pickwick Ornadel
Trombone
Fiddler On The Roof Jerry Bock
Trombone & Double Bass
Billy Black & Barry
Trombone
My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe
Trombone & Double Bass
The Scarlet Pimpernel Williams
Trombone
Calamity Jane Fain
Double Bass
Oliver Lionel Bart
Double Bass & Trombone
The Gondoliers Gilbert & Sullivan
Double Bass & Trombone
Sweet Charity Cy Coleman
Double Bass
Crazy For You George Gershwin
Double Bass
Hello Dolly Jerry Herman
Double Bass
Anything Goes George Gershwin
Trombone Double Bass
Godspell Schwartz
Bass Guitar
Oklahoma Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Trombone & Double Bass
The Mikado Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone and Double Bass
Ruddigore Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Me & My Girl Noel Gay
Trombone
Kismet Wright & Forrest
Trombone
The Sorcerer Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Show Boat Jerome Kern
Trombone
The King & I Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Trombone
Camelot Lerner & Loewe
Trombone
Iolanthe Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
South Pacific Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Trombone
The Merry Widow Franz Lehár
Trombone
Princess Ida Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Man of La Mancha Mitch Leigh
Trombone
Judge for Yourself unknown
Trombone
The Yeoman of the Guard Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Trial by Jury Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Irene Harry Tierney
Trombone
Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss ll
Trombone
Orpheus in the Underworld Jacques Offenbach
Trombone
Patience Gilbert & Sullivan
Trombone
Grease Jacobs & Casey
Bass Guitar
OPERA, ORATORIO, CHAMBER & MISCELLANEOUS OTHER (of note)
Choral, light jazz Songs and SonnetsGeorge Shearing
Double Bass
Chamber - French - Ballet Score with Jazz influences La Creation Du Monde Darius Milhaud
Trombone & Double Bass
Chamber Septet Ludwig van Beethoven
Double Bass
Chamber Septet Franz Berwald
Double Bass
Chamber Serenade for Winds Antonín Dvořák
Double Bass
Chamber Dectet Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Double Bass
Messiah Handel
Double Bass
Requiem Verdi
Double Bass
St Matthew Passion Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass
St John Passion Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass
Creation Haydn
Double Bass
Christmas Oratorio Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass
B Minor Mass Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass
Magnificat Johann Sebastian Bach
Double Bass
Gloria Antonio Vivaldi
Double Bass
Nelson Mass Joseph Haydn
Double Bass
German Requiem Johannes Brahms
Double Bass and Trombones
Great Mass in C Mozart
Double Bass, 2nd & Bass Trombones
Requiem Rutter
Double Bass
Requiem Faure
Double Bass
Dream Of Gerontius Edward Elgar
Double Bass & Bass Trombone
Rite Of Spring Stravinsky
Double Bass
Requiem Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Double Bass
Opera Anna Bolena Donizetti
Double Bass
Opera Hansel und Gretel Engelbert Humperdinck
Double Bass
Opera The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Double Bass
Opera La Clemenza Di Tito Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Double Bass
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem, just let me know asap & I am sure I can rearrange!

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

N/A

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - please make sure you have either provided all the music in advance or that suitably marked copies are available on the day.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Professionalism, reliability, accuracy.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list - look at my past performances & upcoming dates!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All great musicians

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

"Welcome to The Stage" with the Henry Desmond Orchestra at The Stag Theatre Sevenoaks in 2019

Reviews

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Edward R, 2 years ago

Excellent playing and a true professional

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, 3 years ago

Graeme played for Hashtag Opera's concert performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena and did an excellent job. We would be very happy to work with him again.

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Tim C, 1 year ago

Added the bass track - such a lovely sound - minimum tweaking necessary. Thank you Graeme Hollingdale.

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Simon C, 1 year ago

Graeme, on a personal note I would like to thank you for all the effort in prepping for the show and doing a sterling job on the night. Despite the odd shaky moment (from one or two others) the overall effect scored a direct hit with Phil the agent. All were mightily impressed.

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From other musicians:

Lynn Lucas
27th April 2019
Lynn Lucas

Winter sings Streisand I had the real privilege to play along side Graeme. An amazing musician and a lovely guy too. With best wishes Lynn Drummer

Alex Conway
17th February 2019
Alex Conway

Graeme helped us (London Incidental Orchestra) out for a challenging concert in November 2018. He was organised, resourceful and attentive. Hope to make music with him again!

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