Latin Funk instrumental band

London Groove Collective

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Latin Funk instrumental band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
London Groove Collective, brand new Latin based fusion band based in London, UK. Inspired by pushing the musical boundaries into the unknown

A little about each of our musicians: Patrick is a freelance trombonist, composer and teacher based in London. He has performed and/or recorded with The Heritage Orchestra, Peter Andre, Boy George, European Jazz Orchestra, Music Theatre Wales, London Jazz Orchestra, Jesus Cutinio, Music Theatre Wales, Sam and the Womp, Gypsy Hill, Brassroots, Jesus Cutinio, Venetian Casino Macau (In House Band 2013), The European Music Archaeological Project and many more! Patrick Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Paris Conservatoire. Gareth, a recent graduate, has gone on to achieve widespread recognition, receiving the Friday night house pianist slot in the upstairs bar of the prestigious Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, as well as a weekly residency at the famous Floridita venue in Soho, London. He plays with many different artists of varied styles such as legendary Cuban artists Osvaldo Chacon, Rene Alvarez and Jesus Cutino's bands to name a few, and recently appeared on Joe Cox's recent album release which made it to number nine in the UK Pop charts after a successful run on the X-Factor. Gareth began his musical journey at the age of five learning Percussion with world renowned performer and professor, Daniella Ganeva. At the age of seven he began learning the piano and quickly went on to receive grade 8 distinction at the age of thirteen. Gareth was then accepted into the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama's Junior Academy doing both Percussion and Piano till the age of eighteen where he was accepted into the undergraduate course in Percussion, Piano and Electronic Music achieving a 2:1 Bachelor of Music with Honours degree in the summer of 2011. Andres Pellegrino was born in Argentina the 18th of April of 1989. Started to study music at the age of 7 at Julian Aguirre School, doing drums and music theory; to then move on to study Latin American percussion at the prestigious National university of cuyo. Andres has been educated as well in different musical areas such composition and harmony with profesor Dante Grela ( Princenton, NY ), and he has done seminars with world drum legends ( Jojo Mayer, Pipi Piazzolla, Vera Figueredo ). He kept developing drum studies in 2015 in the respected institute The Collective School of Music in New York. Andres has taught and performed in many theaters and tv shows in Argentina since the age of 15. As well he has recorded lots of albums and even composed soundtracks for movies and production shows ( National Harvest Fest, Mendoza, Argentina ). Working as main orchestra drummer in one of the biggest cruise ships companies ( Carnival Cruise Lines ) for four years for then moving to London where he performs and records with several bands; playing in prestigious venues such Ronnie Scott's and with well known session musicians such Dave Swift ( Amy Winehouse, Jools Holland ). Ruben Ramos was born in Colón City, Republic of Panama. Music was an important part of his life during his childhood as he explored with percussion instruments and drums. At the age of twelve, he received his first professional drum set (a gift from his father). At the same time his brother received an electric 5 strings bass. As he was more and more interested in drums, he also managed to get a hand on his brother's bass. He managed to play bass in a very intuitive way at the beginning, playing along records of artists like Bob James, George Benson and Kirk Whalum. The influence of gospel and latin Christian music was relevant on his development, since his workshop was playing at church. Mainly self taught until 20, Ruben received his first music lessons in Taller de Arte Sonoro; a Sound Engineering School in Caracas, Venezuela. Ruben's curiosity for music grew even more, and it took him time to go for music as his main career in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ruben obtained his Major's degree in Popular Music and Master's degree in Music Education in Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. He has worked with important local artists in Panama and Puerto Rico, including recording projects, TV appearances, jazz festivals, and Grammy Awards. As an international artist, Ruben participated on Master-Jam Festival (improvisation competition) in Odessa, Ukraine, 2013. As he earned the first place on Bass he enjoyed international recognition in the improvisation discipline. Now, Ruben keeps seeking for deepness and expressiveness in his music and playing as he considers it part of every musician's mission.

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John K, 2 years ago

Sensational!

London F, 2 years ago

Beautifully composed music