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I play saxophones. I also blow flute and blues harp. I record, teach, dep & perform I've been doing this a while and know what I'm doing!
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Professional performing/recording saxophonist (since 1978); I give private saxophone lessons at all levels (since 1998) ; I deliver harmonica instruction in Infant/Junior schools for Harpscool (2011...). 2018 • Played saxes and arranged horns for just release CD The Heist by Ruzz Guitar's Blues Review; recorded for Foot Tappin Records Xmas Rock n Roll CD ; recorded at Western Star Records, Strictly Rockers records, etc • Pupil protection training at Colston's School (Keeping children safe in education - Statutory guidance for schools and colleges) • 2018-Vinyl release on Western Star Records, Howlin' Wilson "A Picture Of Joe" - Joe Brown tribute, I played on The Switch. Also, featured on "Coming Up From Down Under" CD by Al Steele - tracks I recorded with him 25 years ago 2017 • Klezmer Duo (accordion and soprano sax - highlights: (1) recorded a segment for BBC drama "Love, Lies and Records"(broadcast 22/11/2017); (2) play at Alcester Male Voice Choir's 43rd annual performance concert; • Appear on a re-recording of Do The Hucklebuck with Darrel Higham; Recording with Pete Gage, Paul Davinci, Strictly Rockers Records & others; Now teaching at 7 schools for Harpscool, Performing with "Award Winning" tribute show Whole Lotta Shakin'; 2016 • Continue private sax lessons at all levels/ages; continue infant/junior school harmonica teaching; continue to get name checks on radio; continue recording (incl. Christmas rockabilly track!); continue performing (including theater shows fixed by former pupil (!), and headlining Rock n Roll theater show). Etc. - including • 2015 - My saxophone playing is featured on 2 Christmas singles - now over 100 recording credits • June 2015: 2 recordings I sessioned on released commercially/name check on BBC radio Rock n Roll Show • 2014 Recording session with the man who played on the "Thriller" album and who has worked with Quincy Jones; • 2014 FEU training Day "Negotiation Workshop" ; • 2013 Saxophone solo on Chris Jagger's album Concertina Jack; • 2013 FEU training Day "Marketing Your Work" • 2011 Harpscool: "passed" Teaching Standards document; • 2009 Cruise line work as part of a cabaret act (DaVinci Seasons...); • 1999-2007 (end of program) MOLP advisor/New Deal For Musicians - including Health and Safety course and other training; • 1999-2009 Music Tutor/Senior Music Tutor BANES Music service - including approx 3x a year training days. Also ran after school and lunchtime windbands/"jazz" workshops; also took sax quartet around BANES schools in activities weeks; also arranged/coordinated Trinity Guildhall exam sessions ; • 2004 Glastonbury with MoFunk; • 2003 Appeared (miming) in a ColdPlay video; • 1999 PGCE in Music Bath Spa (didn't pass); • 1998 Access to music IMF course (passed); • 1991 - 1997 Touring with That'll Be The Day Show (250 gigs a year...); • 1986-1987 Concert Tours of Morocco (well, have You played in Casablanca football stadium to 50,000??); • 1986 Cruise line musician (Cunard Princess); • 1983 Appeared in Song For Europe 1983 (didn't win); • 1981-1984 "Mecca" Club residencies = 5 nights a week/ 50 weeks a year; • 1980 Played "dinner music" to Frank Sinatra and Princess Grace at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club; • 1977: 2:1 degree Essex University; 2nd alto Crescendo Magazine rehearsal big band; played Rock Garden, Upstairs at Ronnies, etc. • 1976 Played at Edinburgh Festival with am dram theater group • 1974 Finally playing at Friars Aylesbury (supporting Greenslade); • 1972 Arranged and organized a Folk Night at the Royal Latin Grammar School, Buckingham, July 1972 . Also first ever "rock" night" concert featuring Mick Abrahams and Skinny Cat...oh...and jammed with Bernie Marsden • 1970-1971 started Flute and Saxophone study...ongoing... Etc.

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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Klezmer, Italian music, Bavarian oompah, Film / TV music, Ambient, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Ska, Samba, Reggae, Bossa nova, Bollywood, Afrobeat, Rockabilly, Caribbean music, Calypso, Christmas, Brazilian music, German music, Indian music, Jewish music, Latin, Polka, Hip Hop, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Ambient pop, Karaoke, Tango
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader
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Customer questions

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Dinner music at the Sporting Club in Monaco, with Frank Sinatra and Princess Grace in the audience. Song For Europe performance on BBC TV.


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David Y, 2 months ago

Good communications before the event, adjusting his repertoire to our likes. Followed by a really excellent evening with Sean. Highly recommended.

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Eileen B, 1 year ago

Will book again perfect

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Al S, 3 years ago

It was such a blast to have Sean McBride on woodwinds. Sean supported my writing and did COUNTLESS sessions for just the music. He is a larger than life musician. Why do 5 when you can do 10. SEAN DOES TEN

LinkedIn, 5 years ago

Mike Isaacs Director of Bristol Music Industry Network Ltd Hi Sean, I wrote this recommendation of your work that you can include on your profile. Thanks, Mike http://www.linkedin.com/recs/received "I have seen Sean perform live as a dep on several occasions. He is a great player. As a result I asked him to perform a tenor sax solo on my new album title track The Imperial Plan. He put his own take on it and I love it. It is the perfect lift the track needed.

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