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22 Year Old Free-Lance Percussionist/Drummer currently undertaking a Masters in performance at the Guildhall, London.
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Luke is an enthusiastic, exuberant, and personable 22-year-old music graduate undergoing a performance masters in percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Picking up a pair of sticks at the age of just 3 years old, Luke received a practical music education with Jayne Obradovic at Wells Cathedral School, before receiving an unconditional offer to study Music at the University of Birmingham where he graduated in 2018 with a 1st class degree, prior to his move to London for a masters course at the Guildhall. Luke has studied and worked alongside some of the UK's most well respected world/orchestral percussionists and drum kit specialists, notably the team at the CBSO, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, LPO, and LSO, working with figures such as Andrew Herbert, Adrian Spillett, Matt Hardy, Kevin Hathway, David Corkhill, Matt Skelton, Zands Duggan, and recently Mike Lovatt of the John Wilson Orchestra, amongst a host of other inspirational leaders. His abilities as an all-rounder, dabbling in percussive studies from a broad range of traditions and conventions, has enabled frequent performance at internationally celebrated venues including the Barbican Hall, St John Smith’s Square, Festival Hall, Colston Hall, The Bristol Hippodrome, and Symphony Hall (Birmingham), to name a few, as well as performances at major UK events and festivals including the London 2012 Olympics and Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2018. Luke has also received regular BBC radio air time, from new music performances (recently the BBC Total Immersion Ligeti celebration, Barbican 2019), to features with his very own fusion-pop project, Argle Bargle, as well as work as events coordinator with his thriving function band, Charlie and the Funk Factory, performing at weddings and events across the UK and abroad. Luke has been teaching and gigging for over a decade and is an exciting upcoming multi-instrumentalist.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Breakbeat, Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Ibiza club, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Power rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, African music, Brazilian music, Caribbean music, Bossa nova, Calypso, Cuban music, Klezmer, Mariachi, Latin, Merengue, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Tango, Contemporary Christian, Deep house, Electro-Swing, House, Jungle, Ceilidh, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Pop rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Drum technician, Transcription, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Musicologist, Accompanist
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Song list

Function Charts (Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson etc)
World Percussion (congas/djembe etc)
Marching/Oompah Band (marching snare)
Jazz standards
Timpani and Orchestral Repetoire


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£450


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Georgie W, 2 years ago

Luke was a dream to work with. He is an excellent drummer, great at taking direction, and contributed so much to the recording session. I will definitely be hiring Luke again.

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Mark B, 2 years ago

Luke is an excellent and versatile musician, able to adapt his playing to suit any ensemble or genre. With a strong sense of groove he can lead a band from the kit. A top professional, he is always punctual and well prepared.

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