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"Jose Sacristan, is one of the best guys and musicians I have had the pleasure to work with and to listen live." Eduardo de la Mora,
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A little bit of history... My real name is José María de Lucas Sacristán, however, I am mostly known in the scene as Chema Sacristán. I am a professional drummer since 2004 and bellow I present a brief biography of my professional career in the U.K. In 2002 and being only 19 years old, my vocation for music was really clear and I decided to move to Bristol (UK), where I resided for 4 years. In Bristol, I had the chance to be exposed and to experiment with all kinds of music. I performed my first shows of rock, jazz, world music and many more. I was privileged enough to be exposed to musicians of all genres and to work with over 5 different local bands, continuously performing in Bristol and the South West and achieving experience. In September 2006, I moved to London to study in Tech Music Schools, London, as well known as “ drum tech” , where I completed my higher education studies and obtained the university title: BMUS POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE, (HONS) licensed by the West London University. Once I finished my University degree in 2011, I started to work exclusively as a performing drummer and as a drum teacher, giving private lessons in my own studio, Oktopus Music Services in North West London. In the past 5 years, I had the opportunity and privilege of performing, recording and writing with some of the very best musicians, well known in the London and UK scene, such as Kevin Glasgow, (Known as one of the best bassists in Europe) Robin Banerjee (guitarist of Amy Winehouse), Roberto Manzin (Zuchero), Felipe Martíns (Emeterians), Juan Whist (The Voice National Spanish tv) and many other figures of jazz and other genres, performing regularly and showcasing in most London live music venues as well as the very best UK and Europe entertainment agencies such as Scarlett Entertainment, Full Stop Entertainment and many others. After 15 years of professional experiences, I have decided to fully focus on teaching drums and performing. It is noticeable that my studies, and my extensive professional career, represent my vocation and devotion for music. As a consequence of this, I master many techniques and abilities such as improvising, independence, coordination as well as vocabulary in practically all music styles within the modern popular music and some genres of world music. My target is to transmit my passion for music, drums and percussion in general, not only on the stage, but also on my private lessons. My teachers when I was a Tech music school , always mentioned how strong ability to teach and transmit enthusiasm was, from early stages in my studies, as I completed the music education module on the 3rd year of my degree.

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Anne-Marie K
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Lowlands Tennis Club
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5 out of 5

"This is the second year Jose and Giulia have been booked at Lowlands Club. The 'Smooth Summer Sounds lunch-time concert we had at the club in June 2019 was a sell-out. In fact Jose & Giulia were such a hit we booked them again for August 2019. They are both such accomplished and versatile musicians and we have had so many positive comments we will book them again for Summer 2020. I have no hesitation in recommending them as we all had a thoroughly enjoyable time listening to them both play and Giulia sing."

The D
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The Case is Altered
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5 out of 5

"We have booked Giulia and Jose for our Annual Garden Party and couldn't be happier with them! We could see how great she was on the videos, but she was even better live. Giulia is an amazing singer, with an amazing voice and varied repertoire. They really made the party and all our customers were absolutely in love with her and her voice. We are already planning on getting them back for more events and can't wait to hear them again. Thank you Giulia and Jose for your rapid response, professionalism and commitment with our event, making it such a success!"

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Jose's Song list

Stevie Wonder, Superstition
Ray Charles, Hit the road
Elvis Presley, A little less conversation
Michael Jackson, Black or white
Aretha Franklin, Respect
Stevie Wonder, Signed sealed delivered
Michael Jackson, Billy Jean
Elvis Presley, Hound dog
Elvis Presley, Jail house Rock
Elvis Presley, Devil in disguise
Nina Simone, Feeling good
Van Morrison, Moondance
Frank Sinatra, My way
Amy Winehouse, Valerie
Marvin Gaye, Heard it through the grapevine
Marvin Gaye, What's going on
James Brown, I feel good
James Brown, Sex machine
James Brown, Soul man
Chuck Berry, Johnny be Goode
Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal
Stevie Wonder, Master Blaster
Bob Marley, No woman no cry
Otis Redding, Sitting on the Dock
Daft punk, Get LuckyPharell Williams, Happy
Sam Cooke, Wonderful World
Michael Jackson, Rock with you
Michael Jackson, Cant help it
Chaka Khan, Ain't nobody
Bruno Mars, Up town funk
Bill Withers, Ain't no sunshine
Luther Vandross, Never too much
Jackson 5, I want you back
Estelle, American Boy
Stevie Wonder, I wish
Al Green, Let's stay together
Louise Armstrong, What a wonderful world
Sam Cooke, A change is gonna come
Bob Marley, I shot the sheriff
Grand Funk Raiload, Some kind of wonderful
Bruno Mars, Treasure
Dusty Springfield, Son of a preacher man
Michael Jackson, Blame it on the boogie
Stevie Wonder, Isn't she lovely
Bonney M, Sunny
Aretha Franklin, Respect
Ann Sexton, You're loosing me
Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
The Temptations - My Girl
Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Maroon 5 - Moves like Jagger
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Stevie Wonder - Living for the City
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Bob Marley - I Shot the Sheriff
Michael Jackson - I Can’t Help it
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Madonna - Like A Virgin
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Al Green- Let's Stay Together
Boney M - Sunny
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Van Morrison - Moondance
Fran Sinatra - My Way
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through the Grapevine
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Estelle - American Boy
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
James Brown - I Feel Good
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
The Jacksons - Blame It On the Boogie
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
The Eagles - Hotel California
Etta James - At Last
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Dean Martin - Sway
Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love to You
Etta James - Something’s Gotta Hold On Me
Roberta Flack- Killing Me Softly
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer
The Doors - Light My Fire
Sting - Englishman In NY
Peggy Lee - Fever
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Ben E King - Stand by me
Tina Turner - Proud MaryEtta James - I'd rather go blind
Nancy Sinatra - This Boots Are Made for Walking
Joss Stone - L.O.V.E
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
The Beatles - Come Together
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Beyonce? - Love On Top
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Prince - Kiss
CeeLo Green - Forget You
The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Patti LaBelle - Lady Marmalade
Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca
Bill Withers - Use Me
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You
Eric Clapton - Running on Faith
Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart
John Legend - All of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Oasis - Wonderwall
Elvis Presley - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
Rihanna - Umbrella
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Charlie Puth - Attention
George Ezra - Budapest
Gloria Gaynor - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
Camila Cabello - Havana
The Beatles - Help
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You -
Alicia Keys - No One
Chic - Le Freak
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Angie Stone - Wish I Didn’t Miss You
Esperanza Spalding - I Know You Know
Chaka Khan - You’ve Got The Love
Jessie J - Price Tag
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
John Mayer - Gravity -
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Sia - Titanium
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Agua de Beber
Osvaldo Ferre?s - Tres Palabras
Jose? Ferna?ndez Di?az - Guantanamera
Consuelo Vela?zquez - Besame Mucho
Celia Cruz - Bamboleo
Jarabe de Palo - La Flaca
Los Lobos - La Bamba / Twist & Shout
Osvaldo Farre?s - Quiza?s, quiza?s, quiza?s
Ruiz Gimbel - Quie?n Sera? / Sway
Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnaval
Gloria Estefan - Conga
Rosemary Clooney - Mambo Italiano
Paolo Conte - Via Con Me
Gypsy kings - Volare
Mina - Tintarella di Luna
Big Dad Voodoo Daddy - I Wanna Be Like You (Jungle Book)
Tony Renis - Quando quando quando
Dean Martin - Buona Sera
Santana - Corazon espinado
Juanes - La camisa negra
Celia Cruz - Yo Vivire? / I Will Survive
Celia Cruz - Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
Mana - Se Me Olvido Otra Vez
Marc Anthony - Vivir mi vida
Julieta Venegas - Eres Para Mi?
Enrique Iglesias - Bailando
Shakira - Whenever Wherever
Shakira - La Tortura
Howard - Fly Me to the Moon
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
Eva Cassidy - Route 66
Gershwin - Summertime
Cole Porter - Night and Day
Jobim, DeMoraes, Gimbel - Girl From Ipanema
Green, Heyman, Sour, Eyton - Body and Soul
Ellington, Mills - It Don’ Mean A Thing
Cole Porter - What Is This Thing Called love?
Spencer Williams / Ella Fitzgerald - Basin Street Blues
Weill Brecht / Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife
Cole Porter / Marilyn Monroe - My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Cole Porter - I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Young, Alstyne & Gillespie - Beautiful Love
Gordon Jenkins - P.S. I Love You
Strachey / Billie Holiday - These Foolish Things
Schwendt, Kahn / E. Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream of Me
Hamilton / E. Fitzgerald - Cry Me A River -
H. Arlen - Stormy Weather
Gershwin - They Can’t Take That Away From Me
I Wanna Be Like You - (Jungle Book) swing
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows When You’re Down
Alone again - Gilbert O’Sullivan
Angels - Robbie Williams
Ben - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blackbird - The Beatles
Feel - Robbie Williams
Gravity - John Mayer
High and dry - Jamie Cullum
Its probably me - Gregory Porter
Killing me softly - Frank Sinatra
Lost - Michael Bubble
Lover, you should’ve come over - Jeff Buckley
More than words - Extreme
Over my shoulder - Mike and the Mechanics
Raindrops keep falling on my head - BJ Thomas
Sucker - John Mayer
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
Yesterday - The Beatles
Happy - Pharrel Williams
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Love’s in need of love today - Stevie Wonder
Mr Bojangles - Robbie Williams
Shape of my heart - Sting
These are the days - Jamie Cullum
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
A song for you - Donny Hathaway
All by myself - Celine Dion
All I ask - Adele
Blue velvet - Tony Bennet
Crazy - Patsy Cline
Feelings - Morris Albert
Greatest love of all - Whitney Houston
Home - Michael Bubble
I have nothing - Whitney Houston
I look to you - Whitney Houston
I’m not the only one - Sam Smith
Imagine - The Beatles
My way - Frank Sinatra
Nature boy - Nat King Cole
She - Elvis Costello
Smile - Charles Chaplin
Sorry seems to be the hardest word - Elton Jones
What a wonderful world - Louis AmstrongYou are so beautiful - Joe Cocker
You raise me up - Josh Groban
Your song - Elton Jones
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
All at sea - Jamie Cullum
Change the world - Eric Clapton
Feeling good - Michael Buble
For once in my life - Stevie Wonder
I just called to say I love you - Stevie Wonder
If I ain’t got you - Alicia Keys
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Missing you - Diana Ross
Musical genocide - Gregory Porter
My Girl - The Temptations
Nocks me off my feet - Stevie Wonder
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
You and me are gone - Jamie Cullum
Lately Stevie Wonder
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
A change is gonna come - Sam Cooke
Ain’t no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye
Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers
Ain’t nobody - Chaka Khan
As - Stevie Wonder
Blame it on the boogie - The Jacksons
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Dancing in the Street - Martha Reves
Heard it through the grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I feel good - James Brown
I want you back - Jackson 5
I wish - Stevie Wonder
It’s a mans world - James Brown
Just the two of us - Groove Washington Jr.
Let’s stay together - Al Green
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somebody like you - Frank McComb
Sr Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sunny - Marvin Gaye
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
What a wonderful world - Sam Cooke
Can’t help it - Michael Jackson
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
You are the sunshine of my heart - Stevie Wonder
A day in the day of a fool - Frank Sinatra
As times goes by - Tony Bennet
At last - Etta James
Autumn leaves - Nat King Cole
Body & soul - Frank Sinatra
Brown grass - Gregory Porter
But not for me - Chet Baker
Cry me a river - Julie London
Drinking again - Frank Sinatra
For sentimental reasons - Nat King Cole
Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles
I fall in love too easily - Chet Baker
If I ruled the world - Tony Bennet
In the end - Eric Benet
Insanity - Gregory Porter
Its always you - Chet Baker
Me and Mrs Jones - Michael Bubble
Misty - Ella Fitzgerald Moon river - Audrey Hepburn
My foolish heart - Tony Bennet
My funny valentine - Chet Baker
My one and only love - Johnny Hartman
Over the rainbow - Judy Garland
Pure Imagination - Gene Wilder
Stardust - Nat King Cole
Stormy weather - Etta James
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Take me to the alley - Gregory Porter
That old feeling - Chet Baker
The good life - Tony Bennet
The shadow of your smile - Ella Fitzgerald
The way you look tonight - Tony Bennet
Unforgetable - Nat King Cole
Water under bridges - Gregory Porter
You’ve changed - Ella Fitzgerald
You're nobody till somebody loves you - Michael Bubble
A night in Tunisia - Ella Fitzgerald
All of me - Michael Bubble
Beyond the sea - Michael Bubble
Blue skies - Ella Fitzgerald
Bye bye blackbird - Julie London
Call me irresponsible - Frank Sinatra
Can't we be friends - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis
Cheek to cheek - Ella F. / Louis A.
Come fly with me - Frank Sinatra
Devil may care - Diana Krall
Dream a little dream of me - Ella Fitzgerald
Everybody wants to be a cat - Jamie Cullum
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Hallelujah I love her so - Ray Charles
Heartache tonight - Michael Bubble
Hello dolly - Louis Amstrong
Hit the road Jack - Ray Charles
I get a kick out of you - Frank Sinatra
I got a woman - Ray Charles
I like pie, I like cake - Four Clefs
I want to be like you - Robbie Williams
I’ve got a crush on you - Frank Sinatra I’ve got the world on a string - Frank Sinatra
I’ve got you under my skin - Frank Sinatra
Interlude - Jamie Cullum
It don’t mean a thing - Ella Fitzgerald
It had to be you - Tony Bennet
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Lady is a tramp - Frank Sinatra
Love and marriage - Frank Sinatra
Lullaby of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
Mack the knife - Bobby Darin
Maniac - Juan Whist
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Moondande - Michael Bubble
On the sunny side of the street - Frank Sinatra
Put it on the Ritz - Fred Astaire
Someone to watch over me - Frank Sinatra
Sway - Michael Buble
Swing Supreme - Robbie Williams
That’s life - Michael Buble
The bare necessities - The Jungle Book
They can’t take that away from me - Ella F. / Louis A.
What a difference a day made - Jamie Cullum
You got a friend in me - Toy Story
You make me feel so young - Frank Sinatra
Algo Contigo - Los Panchos
Contigo aprendí - Los Panchos
Directo al corazón - Miguel Rios
El día que me quieras - Carlos Gardel
La Flaca - Jarabe de Palo Mediterraneo - J M Serrat
Miedo - M-Clan
Noche en vela - Guaraná
Pajaros de barro - Manolo García
Procuro Olvidarte - Mayte Martín
Siete vidas - Antonio Flores
Arrivederci Roma - Claudio Villa
Che cosa c’è - Gino Paoli
Come vorrei - Richi e Poveri
Il mondo - Jimmy Fontana
L’italiano - Toto CotugnoMambo Italiano - Dean Martin
Sapore di sale - Gino Paoli
Tu vuoi fa l americano - Renato Carosone
Una lacrima sul viso - Bobby Solo
Volare (nel blu di pinto di blu) - Domenico Modugno
All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
Let it snow - Michael Bubble Santa Claus is coming to town - Michael Bubble
The christmas song - Michael Bubble
I can’t stop thinking about you - Martin Sexton
I’m not my brother, I’m me - Freddy Cole
This time I’m gone for good - Freddy Cole
St James infirmary - Juan Whist The sky is crying - Gary B.B. Coleman
Jealous guy - Donny Hathaway
On Broadway - George Benson
Alright, OK - Peggy Lee

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£260
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