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Jamal Lewis

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About Jamal

Drum kit
Manchester
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Music Student, composer, Drummer and educator. I'm currently open for dep booking and teaching. Can play various genres and covers.

A recent graduate of the University Of Salford, Jamal has been an active performer since his late teenage years. An exceptional drummer of Jamaican descent, he was mentored by various legends within the Manchester Music community. His musicality and ability to adapt within situations has earned himself praise from many peers, including Soul Legend, Omar. Jamal is an extremely well-rounded player who has performed with the following groups and artists. -Lucy Mae (Jazz, Soul) -The Kaptivators (Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul) -Chyna Fyah (Pop Reggae) -Ruff Trade (Reggae, Roots) -Misha B (R&B, Soul) -Jocelyn Knight (Motown) -Hot in The Pocket (Pop, World, Soul, Motown) Recently, he has founded the Manchester Power group, NGUVU, who are a Funk/Soul/Jazz Collective fronted by Manchester legend Julie E Gordon (Happy, Mondays), who themselves are already making waves within the Manchester circuit.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz fusion, Jazz, Modern jazz, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Disco, Covers, Originals, Reggae, Ska, Latin, Calypso, Caribbean music, Bossa nova, World music, Afrobeat, Rock, Alternative rock
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Instruments:
Drum kit, Beatboxing, Keyboard, Singer, Alto saxophone, Bass guitar, Rapper
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Drum technician, Sound technician, Songwriter, Transcription, Lyricist, Actor, Musical comedy, Dancer, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Jill Scott- The Way
Joe Smooth- Promise Land
Aretha Franklin- Rocksteady
Steely Dan- Do it Again
Average White Band- Pick up the Pieces
Chic- Good Times
Curtis Mayfield- Move on up
Fatboy Slim- Praise You
Shanice- I like your Smile
Gap Band- Outstanding
Bruce Springsteen Dancing in The Dark
Killing Me Softly- Roberta Flack
Lumineers- Hey, Ho
The Killers- Mr. Brightside
Jill Scott- Golden
Jill Scott- He Loves Me
Aretha Franklin-Respect
Chaka khan- Ain't Nobody
James Brown I feel Good
Michael Jackson- Billie Jean
Michael Jackson- Can't Help it
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Martha and the Muffins- Echo Beach
Land of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
Tina Turner- Proud Mastery
Stevie Wonder-Master Blaster
Erykah Badu- On and On
Customer questions

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

We always aim to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If situations arise that causes any need to change times slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Sure. Of course and DJ services will require and additional fee, but the playlist comes free with the service.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. This is a rough estimate and is usually a lot earlier. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a playlist to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our band time!

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

We can have a chat about songs if need be but the most of the

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Definitely, as standard.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there's a strong chance we already know it, or can work re-imagine it in our own style. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is an additional for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

From our previous performances, want many love about us is that we're very groove heavy and have a very distinct and powerful delivery and feel that makes us stand out very well, and we pride ourselves on making interaction and engagement our primary focus, because we want to leave a lasting impression whilst keeping you dancing and having fun.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Band On The Wall Peaky Blinders The Patron DeBees O'Neills Bolton Abbey National Football Museum

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

-Diane Charlemangne -Julie E Gordon -Brand New Heavies -Nik West -Chaka Khan -Rufus -Michael Jackson -Prince

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

Band On The Wall

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500

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Nicola M, 1 year ago

Absolutely brilliant.

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Graham M, 1 year ago

Very good band. Professional and friendly

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Helen B, 1 year ago

Excellent experience. Were fabulous. Lots of the party guests asked where we had found them and were impressed with voices and musicianship. Wonderful vocalist, great set list and really lovely people. If we ever have another party we would not hesitate to book Feel Good Inc, and next time maybe have the whole band!