Michael Armitage

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About Michael Armitage

All round percussionist and drummer. Michael brings skills in tuned and untuned percussion of all types to the table.
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Michael has been playing drum kit for 17 years and classical percussion for 10 years. Having achieved grade 8 on drum kit, and grade 8 on timpani and xylophone in his mid-teens, Michael began teaching drum kit to beginners alongside his A level studies. Before attending Leeds Conservatoire, Michael spent a year doing auditions, gigging professionally including becoming Musical Director for a youth theatre production. In this time Michael also taught a beginner student up to grade 8 on drum kit, in the space of a year and a half. Michael graduated from Leeds Conservatoire in 2021 with a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Music. On the back of this success, he went straight into his MA in Music at the Leeds Conservatoire. Michael is currently gigging professionally, as well as doing classroom teaching in secondary schools.

Contemporary classical, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Opera, Film / TV music, Pop, Covers, Acoustic, Rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Classic rock, Punk rock, World music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Able to adapt to what is required.
I have worked with DJ's and sax players on bongos and congas, in orchestras on timpani and a multitude of percussion, in bands as a drummer, pit work for musicals and acoustic settings with a smaller set up.
Give me the type of thing you are after or some sheet music and I will be able to play it.
I have also written and recorded music in varying genres from classical to pop.
An example of some of the music I've played just recently includes:
Stand by me - Oasis
Stuck in the middle with you
Crazy little thing called love
Mr brightside
Get lucky
Banana Pancakes
Sex on fire
I'm a believer
Ain't no sunshine
She's electric
It's beginning to look a lot like christmas
Let it snow
Hansel and Gretel overture - E. Humperdinck
Concertino for clarinet - C.M. Weber
Symphonie No.2 R. Schuman
Back & Forth - MK, Jonas Blue
Yeah Yeah - Bodyrox
Pain - PinkPantheress
Latch - Disclosure
My Feelings For You - Avicii
Pump It Up - Endor


From customers:

Henry B
1 year ago

"It was mesmeric, brilliant - a GREAT performer. He owns the stage the whole time"

1 year ago

"Performance was amazing - truly"