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Kristian Bressington

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Based in Bristol and working with various artists, my repertoire and musical identity has focused on Funk, Jazz and Pop music

I've been playing drums for what feels like my whole life and must have started when I was 8 years of age. I developed a bond with music whilst watching my own father play drums on stage. and decided that, that was what I wanted to do as it looked really cool! After deciding guitar was not my thing, mostly because I got kicked out, I decided to take up some drum lessons from my dad who gave me a couple of lessons, giving me some basic knowledge on how to hold the sticks, tempos, rudiments etc. Fast forward a couple years in secondary school when I was in the school's 'Rock Orchestra' playing in their end of school summer concert, it was the first time I had the chance to actually play in front of a large group of people I didn't know or recognise. The song was Deep Purple's, Smoke on the Water and I had practised this song for hours in the school rehearsal room readying myself for the moment I got to have a slice of that dream! The moment came and went in a flash, and I was hooked on performing. After finishing school and passing my music GCSE with flying colours and knowing exactly that music was the path I wanted to take I decided that music college was my next stop. After looking around and a couple of rejections, I landed myself a place at Bath College, in the heart of Bath town centre for three years. This had to be the first time I surrounded myself with actual musicians and other people of the same interest. Thankfully I made friends pretty quick with some metallers and started writing original music for the first time ever, and got playing a couple of shows that the college had put on for us, as well as weekly performance workshops that would help us improve and get rid of those performing nerves. The three years went and gone and I found myself in a new position - I wasn't that into metal music anymore, and felt myself wanting more from music. I also found myself in a new environment - BIMM Bristol. I made a couple of friends here that I would take with me into my new professional career and I had a superb time at BIMM and really managed to push myself in musical directions I'd never thought of. Throughout my time here I started an interest in Jazz music and somehow landed myself my first Jazz gig. This gave me a new musical sensation and was exactly what I was looking for from music. It was the first time I had entered this euphoric state where nothing mattered except the musician's in the band and the music we played, and I wanted more of it. Sadly however it all fell apart due to reasons beyond my control and I have found myself working harder than ever on my ability and musicality on the drum set. I feel a different drive than when I first started out, when I started I wanted to perform for people and share my musical voice. Now I'm finding myself wanting to push myself as far as I can to see how far I can go musically.

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
Electro-Swing, Rockabilly, Folk rock, Folk, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Swing, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Experimental, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Progressive rock, Reggae, Ska
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Drum kit, Drums
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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:
Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

ABBA - Waterloo
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Adele - Make you Feel My Love
Adele - Rolling In the Deep
Aerosmith - I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Backstreet Boys - I want It That Way
Beach Boys - God only Knows
Beyonce - Crazy in Love
Bill withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Billy Joel - Uptown girl
Blackstreet - No Diggity
Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
Bon Jovi - Livin On a Prayer
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Bruno Mars - That's What I Like
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars ft Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Bryan Ferry - Stick Together
Busted - The Year 3000
Busted - What I go to School For
Celo Green - Forget You
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Chuck Berry - Johnny .B. Goode
Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven
Clean Bandit - Rockabye
Coldplay - Adventure of a Lifetime
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Yellow
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David guetta - Titanium
Dirty Dancing - I’ve had the time of my life
Disney [Jungle Book] - King of the swingers
Disney [Jungle Book] - The Bear Necessities
Dolly Parton - 9 till 5
Don Mclean - American Pie
Donna Summers - Hot Stuff
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Duffy - Mercy
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill
Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out Loud
Ella Fitts Gerals - Summertime
ELO - Evil Woman
ELO - Mr Blue Sky
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Elton John - I'm Still Standing
Elton John - Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Elvis preseley - Jailhouse Rock
Elvis Presely - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Eric Clapton - Layla
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Estelle - American Boy
Fleetwood Mac - Go your own way
Frank Sinatra - Beyond the Sea
Frank Sinatra - I've got you under my skin
Frank Sinatra - New York New York
Frank Sinatra - Straighten Up and Fly Right
From Chicago - Wild Thing
George Micheal - Careless Whisper
George Micheal - Faith
Guns & Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
Huey Lewis & the News - Power of love
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
James Bay - Hold Back the River
James Brown - Papa’s got a Brand New Bag
James Brown - I Feel Good
James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
James Brown - Play that Funky Music
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Jess Glynne - Don’t be so Hard on Yourself
Jess Glynne - Hold my hand
Jess Glynne - Rather Be
Jessie J - Domino
Jessie J - Pricetag
John Denver - Country Roads
John Mayer - Why Georgia Why
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
JP Cooper - September Song
Justin Bieber - Sorry
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop the Feeling
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm
Kelly Clarkson - Since you’ve been gone
Kenny Loggins - Footloose
King of Leon - Sex is on Fire
Lionel Richie - All Night Long
Lionel Richie - Easy Like a Sunday Morning
Little Mix - Shout Out to my Ex
Louis Armstrong - Wonderful World
Lynard Skynard - Free Bird
Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabalma
Maevin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Maroon 5 - Movbes Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Marron 5 - Don’t Wanna Know
Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine
McFly - Five Colours in her Hair
McFly - I’ll Be Ok
Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell
Meghan Trainor - All About that Bass
Micheal Buble - Haven’t met you yet
Micheal Buble - I Just Haven't Met You Yet
Micheal Jackson - Beat it
Micheal Jackson - Billy Jean
Nat King Cole - Fly me to the Moon
Natasha Beddingfield - Unwritten
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Oasis - Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
Olly Murs - Dance with me tonight
Olly Murs - Trouble Maker
One Direction - What makes you beautiful
One Republic - Counting Stars
Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
Ottis Reading - Knock on Wood
Ottis Reading - Love Man
Outkast - Hey Ya
Perter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Pharrel Williams - Happy
Primal Scream - Get your rocks off
Queen - Crazy Little Thing called love
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen - We are the Champions
Rag and Bone Man - Human
Rag n Bone Man - Human
Randy Newman - You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Ray Charles - Georgia
Ray Charles - Hallelujah I Love Her So
Ray Charles - Hard Times
Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack
Ray Charles - I’ve Got A Woman
Reef - Place your Hands
Rhianna - Diamonds in the sky
Rhianna - Umbrella
Robbie Williams - Angels
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Robbie Williams - She’s the One
Rod Stuart - Handbags and the Gladrags
Rolling Stones - Jumping jack flash
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
S CLub Seven - Reach
Sam and Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
Sam and Dave - Soul Man
Sam Smith - Too Good at Goodbyes
Shania Twain - Man I feel like a woman
Sly and the Family Stone - Dance to the Music
Smash Mouth - All Star
Smash Mouth - I'm a Believer
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Starship - We Built this City
Status Quo - Rockin All over the world
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed Delivered
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Survivor - Eye of the tiger
Take That - Never Forget
Take That - Patience
Take That - Rule the World
Take That - Shine
Taylor Swift - Shake it off
The Animals - The House of the Rising Sun
The Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
The Beach Boys - I Get Around
The Beach Boys - Surfin USA
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody
The Blues Brothers - Gimme Some Lovin
The Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago
The Blues Brothers ft. Ray Charles - Shake a Tail Feather
The Commitments - Mustang Sally
The Commitments - Take Me to the river
The Contours - Do you love me
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Foundations - Build Me up Buttercup
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Monkees - I’m A Believer
The Proclaimers - 500 Miles
The Stereophonics - Mr and Mrs Smith
The Temptations - Build me up buttercup
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeren
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Tom Jones - Dellilah
Tom Jones & The Stereophonics - Mama Told Me Not To Come
Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Toto - Africa
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison - Moondance
Walk the Moon - Shut up and Dance
Weezer - Buddy Holly
Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Try a little Tenderness


From customers:

Leila, 1 year ago

All our guests, and us, of course thought the band was absolutely brilliant....great songs, great musicianship, great guys...they caught the mood and everyone danced and sang etc...they definitly made our wedding receptionparty extra special..thank you so much

Alison T, 1 year ago

Please can you pass on our thanks to the band for their sets at our wedding! They were prompt, courteous, entertaining and bloomin' amazing! I was up dancing most of the night and all our guests commented on how great they were!

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