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About Michael

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Drummer
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I am a rounded musician (you get to know more in person lol) I’m chiefly a drummer/ percussionist with over 20 years experience. I’m also a singer- capable of singing all harmonies. I play the drums and lead or back-up at the same time. I can play the piano, keyboard, and bass guitar at beginners’ level too. I have knowledge of music theory, create music, and I’m a sound engineer too.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Gospel, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Latin, Reggae, Merengue, Flamenco, Calypso, Brazilian music, Bossa nova, Salsa, Arabic, Asian music, Bollywood, Cumbia, Indian music, Hawaiian music, Italian music, Mariachi, Samba, Tango, Spanish music, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Jewish music, Ska, Electronic, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, Garage, Techno, Bluegrass, Country, Traditional English folk, Irish rock, 1990s era music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Sound technician, Drum technician, Audio engineer, Arranger, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

Contemporary Gospel:
F Hammond:
You are you are -
Lord of the harvest
Bread of life
Everything to me
Pages of life
You are the Living word
No weapon
We’re Blessed
When the Spirit of the Lord
This is the day
Jesus be a fence
When we praise
It is good
Wind of God
Revive us again
My heart is for you
No greater love
Simply put
Celebrate
Praise belongs to you
I will find a way
Show yourself strong
Show me your face
Marvin Sapp:
Glory
Reign Jesus reign
Nothing else matters
Possess the land
Glory to the lamb
Lord send your anointing
Not the time not the place
Sweeter as the days go by
D McCkurkin:
Create in me a clean heart
Days of Elijah
I call your faithful
Only you are holy
Angus Dei
Awesome God
Victory chant
Great is your mercy
T Dulaney:
Victory belongs to Jesus
King of glory (3/4)
Your great name
Pulling me through
Consuming fire
Israel H:
You are good
Friend of God
All around
There's a lifting
Where would I be
Again I say rejoice
Not forgotten
Who is like the Lord
New season
Alpha and Omega
No limits
To worship you
Say so
Moving forward
T Tribbett:
Let us worship
Resurrecting
You are good -
What can I do
Bless the Lord
Hallelujah to your name
Hallelujah
Kierra S:
Indescribable
Desire
Glorious-butman
We honour you
Lord we rejoice
Glorify the Lord
I know who I am-Sinach
Walls are tumbling down- munizzi
When the praises go up- haddon
Amen- Haddon
The joy of the Lord
Rain on me - Sapp
Rain on me- Byron
Rain on me- Deitrick
African Gospel:
Eh my God is good
Everything na double double
Awesome God
Joyous celebration
Mighty God
When you see me dance
Who has the final say...
Jesus is my friend
I will never serve man-made god
You are good and your mercy is forever
Jehovah you are the Most High
Jehovah we praise your name
Jeho-Jeho-Jeho-Jehovah
Jehovah is the Lord
Reggae:
I’ve got my mind made up
Good-bye world
Fire fire fire fall on me
Every rock me rock
Jesus name so sweet
Hallelujah hosanna
Lord we lift your name on high
Slow Tempo:
The Call
Revival fire fall
Customer questions

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

I really try to be flexible- as things do happen, only let me know as early as possible so there no disappointments.

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

I can provide PA for a small to medium venue - this cost is from £400 or more depending on say number of microphones (wired/wireless), extra speakers/stands, distance, location...

How much time do you need to set up?

I only need around 20 minutes to get accustomed to drums' setting and fine tuning. If for PA set up, at least an hour to an hour and a half.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I show up with my playing gear for now. I can bring a PA system from the price stated above. If a drum set is needed, we can have a chat and decide if it will be feasible; this is distance and location dependant and may attract a high cost.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn specific pieces if required- upon assessment, there will be a charge of £50 which is negotiable.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£220
Up to 2 hours£330
Up to 3 hours£420

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Samuel I, 1 year ago

Michael is an artistic and proficient musician, focusing mainly on drums but with a competent understanding of keyboard, bass guitar, vocals and live sound. I forget how long we have played together but I know it’s at least 6 years. In the time, we have worked on a number of projects including covers from popular gospel artists as well as composing our own songs for both concerts and studio records. He has a good understanding of creativity and is not afraid to explore an entire instrument to obtain the sound or feel, that he knows the song needs. He comes highly recommend from me as his MD, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to play with him.

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Rebecca F, 4 years ago

Oh wow!!! Michael is amazing, he played at my renewal in September 2017. He played the drums and sang; I must say everyone couldn’t stop dancing. He was so professional and he went far and beyond my expectations. I will recommend him.

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