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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Reggae, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Hip Hop, Motown, Ambient, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Garage, House, Jungle, Electronic, Breakbeat, Electro-Swing, Electronica, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Techno, Triphop, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, 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, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Karaoke, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
Audio engineer, Musical comedy, MC, Perfect pitch, Composer, Transcription, Producer, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Arranger, Actor
I have a good selection of backing tracks to play along to.
I can also play to tracks chosen by you or a DJ.
I can learn any special requests in advance, and if I know a tune can do on the spot requests.
As well as covers I have original tunes.
Set List Sample: some tunes beginning with S
Stick By Me
Si Bheag Si Mhor
So Danco Samba
Stream Of Life
Sharing the Night
Samba de Janeiro
Song For My Father
Shape Of You
Sweet Bye and Bye
Sweep Over My Soul
Streams of Whisky
Seen That Face Before
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I know a big variety of tunes and I have many unusual tunes in my repertoire as well as the more expected ones. So people are often surprised with what I can come out with.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
The Jazz Cafe, The O2, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, The Roundhouse, The Scala, Hammersmith Apollo etc. As well as the traditional stage settings, and with DJ's on the dance floor, I have played in art galleries, in street bands, in shop windows, on boats, cruise ships, and buses, on a steam-powered merry-go-round, in the middle of a lake etc...
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
90 percent of the time these days I play with fantastic international artists and musicians from the Caribbean and West Africa. I love so many different kinds of music.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I played sax and flute with the legendary Big Youth and Daddy U-Roy at Rototom Sunsplash which was the biggest crowd I ever played to, flying straight from a lovely gig in Liverpool the night before and no sleep. Yeah!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
If there's any timing changes keep me informed and we'll adapt to suit.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes, I can play some music before and between sets.
How much time do you need to set up?
Ideally I like to have 30 minutes to set up, and an hour if I'm bringing my own sound equipment.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
I'm happy for you to pick particular songs you would like, most people like to name 2 or 3 tunes to give me an idea of the vibe and I fill in the rest.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I have my own mic and effects. I usually go through the DJ's setup or in house PA system. However for a small space indoors or outdoors I have a little amp which I can bring. I have a good selection of backing tracks to play along to. I can also play along on the sax to tracks chosen by you or the DJ.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Yes, I can learn song requests before the event.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£120|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£220|
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