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Jamie Ellis

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Guitarist
London
Electric Guitarist | Acoustic Guitarist | Musical Director | Live and Studio |

Jamie is an Artist/Guitarist/Freelance Musician from Bristol, currently living in London. As a guitar player, Jamie has played in various originals and covers bands - Currently performing in an original blues rock trio called Sun House and covers band: Central Avenue Function Band. Following the release of Sun House's debut single 'Leave Me For Dead’ Jamie has played live acoustic sessions at Eagle 3 radio, been featured on BBC Introducing: The South and experienced small scale touring. He is also playing in a professional function/corporate band called Central Avenue and recently featured on up and coming artist Lauren Nicole's debut album 'Tough Love'. He is comfortable working in a studio setting as either a freelance guitarist or recording his own material, utilising Logic (Metropolis Studios - London, PSL Studios - Basingstoke. Under the direction and production of John Gallen (Queen, Simply Red, George Benson) and Steve Wilkinson (Alesha Dixon, The Rolling Stones, Ellie Goulding, Dizzie Rascal)). Jamie recently graduated with a First Class BA honours degree in guitar performance at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey. Studying under Pete Roth (Rosemary Squires,The London Gala Orchestra, Sam Flynn) and Giorgio Serci (BBC Concert Orchestra, David Garrett, Basia, TM Stevens). Yet also taking direction from Andrew Smalls (Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack, Jamelia) and Sandy Beals (One Direction, Wheatus, Loick Essien). He has also been fortunate to shadow various players in the last year, including Mark Cox on The Last Tango and Bat out of hell; Griff Johnson on Grease and Felix Stickland on The Addams Family. During his time at sixth form, Jamie acted as the house guitarist, playing in musical productions and orchestras. This led to visiting local primary schools where Jamie demonstrated his playing to the children and gave lessons. These experiences exposed him to working in all sized venues from small bars and clubs to concert halls (The Colstan Hall, Bristol), and has been working in a professional function band for charity events. Other relevant music qualifications include: B in A-Level music, an A in GCSE music, and grade 8 performance and theory.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Karaoke, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Pop rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Country
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Instruments:
Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical director, Composer
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private 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:
Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

An example of covered repertoire. More songs added daily.
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
1999 - Prince
After The Love Has Gone - Earth Wind and Fire
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Stopping Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
American Boy - Estelle
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
At Last - Etta James
Back In The USSR - The Beatles
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Black Or White - Michael Jackson
Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
The Boss - Dianna Ross
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Buck Rogers - Feeder
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Car Wash - Rose Royce
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Chunky - Bruno Mars
Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Daddy Cool - Boney M
Dakota - Stereophonics
Dancing Queen - ABBA
December 1963 - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons
Deja Vu - Beyonce
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Everybody Dance - Chic
Fame - Irene Cara
Fantasy - Earth Wind and Fire
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
Feel Like Making Love - D'Angelo
Fire - Kasabian
Flashlight - Jessie J
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Get Down On It - Kool And The Gang
Get Lucky - Daft Punk

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Babette S, 25 days ago

I booked Central Avenue through my company Emerald Kitty Entertainment for a corporate event on behalf of one of our clients. I received fantastic feedback from the client and the booking process was a pleasure. I will not hesitate to book Central Avenue again for future events. Well done Central Avenue

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Giuliano G, 5 months ago

Just had a fabulous party thanks to their music. Young, energetic, very helpful and very professional. We were very happy with their list and only had to highlight a few songs we really liked. Very consistent bass and drums, great solos from guitar, a keyboard player that turns into a sax player and fantastic vocals from Alda. Our guests loved them, and so did we. Best wishes for their future!

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