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Mat Richardson

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Sheffield
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Professional session drummer & percussionist.

Formerly a scholarship student of the Royal Academy of Music London, as a professional musician, Mathew enjoys a wide ranging career at home and abroad performing on Drum Kit and Percussion working on the concert platform, in the theatre, in the studio and in the corporate environment. Mathew has performed on a number of recordings and appeared on BBC Radio 2, Classic FM, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Sheffield.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 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, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, 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, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

MPR Jazz Ensemble
Rep List
The Ensembles repertoire consists of well known 'standards' taken mainly from 'The Great American Songbook’. Composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rogers & Hart and Irving Berlin with songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and more recently Robbie Williams, Westlife and Jamie Cullum.
An example of “The MPR Jazz Ensemble” Song list is below. 
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
All blues
All of me
All the things you are
Angel eyes
Autumn leaves
Bewitched
Beautiful love
Black Orpheus
Blue bossa
Body and soul
Bye bye blackbird
Can’t get started
Cheek to cheek
Come fly with me
Desifanado
Don’t get around much anymore
Don’t worry about me
Drop me off in Harlem
Everything happens to me
Embraceable you
Exactly like you
Fly me to the moon
Foggy day
Gee baby ain’t I good to you
Georgia on my mind
Girl from impanima
Have you met Miss Jones
I got rhythm
I love you
I remember you
In a sentimental mood
It had to be you
I've never been in love before
Let there be love
Let’s fall in love
Like someone in love
Lover Man
Lullaby of Birdland
Misty
Moondance
My funny valentine
Night and day
On green dolphin street
One note samba
Our love is here to stay
So what
Softly as a morning sunrise
Someday my prince will come
Song for my farther
Stella by starlight
St. Thomas
Stormy Monday
Summertime
Takin' a chance on love
Take the A train
Take 5
Unforgettable
What is this thing called love
What’s new
You made me love you
You make me feel so young
And many more………….......
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

No problem, its a common occurrence and I am always flexible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

N/A

How much time do you need to set up?

About 15 minutes for drum kit, maybe a little longer if I need a lot of percussion.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I will play anything.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes

Reviews

Booked 7 times through Encore!

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Jane K, 1 year ago

Excellent. They met the brief in terms of playlist and more. Their love of what they do shone through. We loved them and danced non stop, even through the excellent DJ sets

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Philip K, 3 years ago

Very pleased with every aspect of the event: the players were in very good time, played a great selection of tunes, and were pleasant and very obliging. Would recommend highly. Many thanks indeed.

From other customers:

Web S, 1 year ago

Fantastic player, we booked Mat to perform a motown event at late notice. He turned up before the rest of the band and knew all of the songs without the need for charts. I would recommend him without reservation.

Worksop C, 2 years ago

What a great player! Mat performed for us at the yearly jazz night. Superb player and fixer.