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Leo Mantini

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Public liability insurance of £10 million
Professional drummer available for live and studio session

I am an experienced, reliable and versatile professional drummer with a friendly approach. Since I settled down in London in 1996, I have been committed as a full time Band member as well as a freelance player performing a variety of studio and live work such as Musicals, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B, Blues, Latin and Brazilian. Over the past 25 years I have been lucky enough to gaining my experience performing with many talented Musicians in Italy, Europe and Overseas. Only in the UK I had the pleasure to have collaborated and played with many artists and musicians also including: Robbie Craig (Craig David, Victoria Beckham, Gary Barlow, Artful Dodger), Carlos Fuentes (Airto Moreira, John Williams, Richard Harvey, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers, Negrocan, Folia, King Salsa), Oli Sevill (Basement Jaxx, Shakira, Gary Barlow, Tom Jones, Pet Shop Boys, Sly and Robbie, Lulu, Professor Green, Roy Ayers), Marco Abbatecola, Emilio Merone (Jaques Morelnbaum, Sandy Muller, Antonio Sanchez, Scott Colley, Aida Cooper, Kate Robbins, Ezra Williams), Duncan Walsh Atkins (The Tailor-Made Man, The Showstoppers), Nat Woodcock (Wicked, Billy Elliot, Lord of the Rings, Spamalot, Joseph and Bllod Brothers Tours), Tom Carradine, Silvio Galasso (Shaka Kan, Thriller Tour), Luca Boscagin, Fulvio Sigurta’, Bruce Knight, James Cleeve, Roberto Manzin (James Brown, Donna Summer, Zucchero Fornaciari, Manu Katché, Jim Mullen, Pino Palladino, Trilok Gurtu, Roberto Pla, Omar Puente, Mario Biondi, Dave Land), Sam Craft (James Taylor Quartet), Mike Haze, Bruno D’Ambra, Paolo Losi, Gianluca Chiarella, Brian Streeter (We will rock you, Jersey Boys, We will rock you Tour), Dave Storer (Blood Brothers, Chicago, Footloose, New York New York Tour), Dan Hall, Richard Luck (Saturday Night Fever, Les Miserables), Ashley Oliver, Kia Grandi and many more. In 2003 I co-founded "Tropicalia Show", a London based Latin Brazilian Entertainment group. Tropicalia is the only Group of its kind being awarded with 5 LUKAS - the first and only recognized award for Latino culture in the UK. I am a permanent resident in the UK since 1996. I hold a UK full driving license, European passport and CRB enhance disclosure certificate. I am also a member of the Musician’s Union. Full CV and references are available upon request.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Latin jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Swing, Pop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Covers, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Latin, Italian music, Samba
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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