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Nomad!c brings the warm, uplifting sounds of Bossa Nova, 'hot club' 30's gypsy jazz and the great American Songbook to enhance any event.
Jazz band
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A warm, professional and personable combo providing quality musicianship and an ambience which takes you to other worlds. Think 'hot' club jazz of 30s Paris meeting the cool, summer sounds of 60s Brazilian Ipanema beach and then just when you couldn't take any more delight you are immersed in the American songbook of Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Diana Krall. All experienced musicians Nomad!c comprises Pete 'Tiger' Sheppard on guitar, Claire McAllister (bandleader) on vocals, Ian Thomson on Saxophones, Joe Yeadon on double bass and Tom Vincent on drums. Winner of the 2010 Jazz Vocalist competition PureSolo in association with Jazz FM Claire has played at venues such as The Barbican, The Guardian Hay Festival, Hampton Court Palace, The Princes Hall, and The Reform Club. Claire studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2014-2016) and studied or worked with Dennis Rollins, Ian Shaw, Liane Carol, Brigitte Beraha, Lee Gibson, Malcolm Edmonstone, Martin Hathaway and Scott Stroman. She has performed at the Barbican, been on BBC Radio with her album of original songs Caminos released by Turquoise Coconut record label and toured in the UK and Spain. Pete Sheppard, jazz guitarist was touring authentic French clubs and cafes with his father from the age of 13 including learning gypsy jazz from the gypsies themselves. He formed jazz funk bands in his teens and is an accomplished classical guitarist also. Tom Vincent was playing drums before he could walk and is highly respected in the music business as a busy session drummer as well as previously being part of the Claire Phoenix Band. Tom has played with Dame Shirley Bassey amongst others and made several appearances at The Albert Hall as a member of orchestras and big bands. Ian Thomson, sax player has played in bands in Cuba, the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Early influences include Gospel, Jazz and Blues. He has had twenty years experience of playing with various jazz, blues and fusion bands in the London-Reading area; including regular gigs with Little Wonder at The Jazz Cafe and Metzos. He also plays with King Mob, Revolution, and Don't Look Now. Ian leads his own jazz-funk band Shine well known on the Isle of Wight for playing various venues including The Jazz Festival. Other events include playing and recording with Redshift as a house band at Fatcats restaurant Yarmouth, and with The Sugarkings headed by Ric Harris of Aswad. Joe Yeadon, plays bass, percussion/drums and violin, is an arranger and runs a big band. He sight reads and plays ‘by ear’ everything from Baroque to chart-covers, theatre scores, jazz standards to Big Band charts. He's been playing music for as long as he's been able to reach the piano keyboard – in the course of his musical career has performed in pubs, clubs, cathedrals, village/school halls, hotels, theatres, bandstands and music festivals and concert halls – and is a qualified recording engineer.

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Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Swing
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Concert, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Wedding, Virtual event, 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
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Nomad!c's Song list

Bossa Nova:-
Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)
One Note Samba
Girl from Ipanema
How Insensitive
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Gypsy Swing:-
Melodie au Crepuscule
Manoir des Mes Reves (Django's Castle)
Douce Ambience
Love for Sale
Honeysuckle Rose
Stella by Starlight
All of Me
Jazz Standards:-
I'm Beginning to see the Light
Night and Day
Autumn Leaves
Easy to Love
But Not for Me
Lullaby of Birdland
On Green Dolphin Street
All the Things You Are

Nomad!c's Reviews

From customers:

2 years ago

I really enjoyed the band