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Oliver Butterworth

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About Oliver

Percussionist and drummer currently based in Watford. Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music
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Oliver Butterworth was born and raised in Lincoln, developing his love for music performance from an early age, notably in the National Children's Orchestra. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music where he gained his Bachelors and Masters (with honours). He has played with many orchestras across the UK including London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Royal Opera House, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and as a soloist with English National Ballet. Oliver has been on tour to Spain, Italy, France, Romania, USA and China. He currently teaches privately around London and in a number of schools in the city centre. He was a finalist of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships and winner of the James Blades Award in 2012, 2014 and 2015 for the most promising Timpanist. He has received support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Help Musicians UK, and the Leverhulme Trust. He has recorded at Abbey Road, Angel studios and Wessex Sound Studios.

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
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Opera, Musical theatre, EDM, Dubstep, House, Ibiza club, Drum 'n' Bass, Deep house, Electronic, 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, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, 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, Spanish music, Tango, Salsa
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£190
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£190
Up to 3 hours£190


From customers:

Sian P, 4 years ago

Highly Musical player. Definitely will use again

Ben S, 3 years ago

Incredibly quick on the drums

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