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Mick Frangou

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About Mick

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London
Mick is a very experienced, versatile and friendly musician - working within eclectic genres and projects.

I am predominately a self-taught musician and have been playing since the age of 14. My early experiences of performance were in experimentation and improvisation within diverse styles of music from non-pulse freeform, jazz, funk and fusion as well as reggae and dub, blues and progressive rock. But my professional career as a drummer came from punk and indie pop bands and sessions. Through playing structured songs I began to understand the true value and role of what a good drummer was. That is: a player who will support the song or the composition and also help to make the other musicians feel comfortable and at ease, therefore my playing is uncluttered, direct and to the point and I will only become busier if the music dictates it. Minima Live silent film accompaniment with no backing tracks or sequenced loops. “Minima are one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe.” (Robert Rider, Head of Cinema, Barbican Centre, London) “Minima's unmistakably spine-tingling music clung to each twist of the movie... spellbinding accompaniment.” (The Guardian) “A superbly sinister live score by the soundtrack group Minima.” (Financial Times) Liberty Takers A band recorded by Liam Watson in his legendary Toe Rag studios. The album, The Heyday of Tony Stone are original songs written with the spirit of the 60s and 70s. Discography 2015 - 2006 Minima Nosferatu, CD album (post-production 2015 release), Self release The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, CD album (2011), Self release The Seashell and the Clergyman, CD album (2011), Self release Symphonie Diagonale: A compilation of six audio tracks and four short films. (2011) Film soundtrack: ‘MILES’ for Dominic de Vere Film soundtrack: ‘Lyrebird Soup’ for Naren Wilks 2007 Schuman The Human Recordings: Showtime for Schuman, CD album (2007), SVC Records. 2006 – 2003 Angel Racing Food (Jowe Head: ex-Swell Maps) Recordings: Venus Bigfoot, vinyl 7” EP (2005), Little Teddy Recordings ARF, CD album (2006), Hollow Planet. 2003 – 2000 Hone Recordings: Shame About Forever, CD Album (2003), Self released title. 2000 - 1994 Minibar Recordings and appearances: Black Volcanic Sand, vinyl 7” single (1997), Igloo Records Demos recorded between 1997 – 1999, mostly at Konk Studios. Various London TV and radio broadcasts, LA showcase gigs. 1994 – 1981 Liberty Takers Recordings: The Heyday of Tony Stone, CD album (1994), Get Hat Music. 1995-1980 The Crowd Scene Recordings: Naugahide, vinyl 7” EP (1992), Seraphic Records. Turn Left At Greenland, CD album (recorded during 1992-1997 and released in1998), Eggbert Records. Jab Recordings: Roses, vinyl 7” single, (1988), Pretty Polly, vinyl 12” single (1987), Self-released titles. The Americans Recordings: Disney World, vinyl 7” single, (1981), produced by Mickey Keen, Eagle Records. Other interests: • Visual artist • Film • Architecture • Photography • Acting • Screenwriting • Hot rods (vintage customized cars) • Theatre • Pilates • Mindfulness Meditation • Mysticism • Country and urban walks

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
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Experimental, Originals, Easy listening, 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, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Progressive rock
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Instruments:
Drum kit, Percussion
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy
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Reviews

From customers:

Robert L, 3 years ago

“Minima are one of the leading bands accompanying silent film in Europe.”

The G, 4 years ago

“Minima’s unmistakably spine-tingling music clung to each twist of the movie… spellbinding accompaniment.”

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