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Shaun Rigby

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Percussionist, timpanist, drummer, educator and performer. Mostly working in South West England.
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Shaun started drumming at the age of 8 and was gradually introduced to all percussion during his school years. At the age of 18 he accepted a place at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to study for a BMus (Hons) specialising in Percussion & Timpani. He had the priviledge of studying under some fantastic tutors including Chris Stock (Principal Percussion, BBC National Orchestra of Wales), Steve Barnard (Principal Timpani, BBC National Orchestra of Wales), Owen Gunnell (O-Duo, London Sinfonietta & BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Phil Girling (Associate Principal Percussion, Welsh National Opera). He was lucky enough to perform in the flagship ensembles of the college including the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble. He was also offered a place on the Welsh National Opera Orchestral Placement Scheme. This scheme led him to being employed by the orchestra for their touring production of Bizet's Carmen in September 2014. Since then Shaun has worked with some of the UK's top professional orchestra's on a freelance basis including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bristol Ensemble, Southern Sinfonia and Westminster Chamber Orchestra. He also performs regularly with many amateur and semi-professional orchestras including Frome Symphony Orchestra, Ludlow Symphony Orchestra, Mid Somerset Orchestra and New Bristol Sinfonia. As a drummer, Shaun has performed with a number of function bands and musical theatre productions, including working as Musical Director for Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society's annual pantomime since 2018.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Motown, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Scottish music, Samba
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Instruments:
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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:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Drum technician, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
The Shoop Shoop Song - Cher
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson/Blue Brothers
I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
Mamma Told Me Not To Come - Three Dog Night
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
That Man - Caro Emerald
Big Bad Handsome Man - Imelda May
Sway - Pussycat Dolls
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
One Step Beyond - Madness
Night Boat To Cairo - Madness
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
Give It Up - KC and the Sunshine Band
Celebration - Kool & The Gang
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Shake Your Body - Michael Jackson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Sing - Ed Sheeran
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300

Add-ons

DJ set
+£100

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Ceri K, 2 years ago

Had an amazing night watching the New Midrod Ends in Leicester. They're a really talented band with a unique style that get everyone in the crowd, from young to old, singing and dancing along. Can't wait to go see them again at GlastonBudget in May. Thanks for a great night.

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Dave P, 2 years ago

The New Midrod Ends were one of the earlier bands to appear at the GlastonBudget auditions and they really got the place going. Their set consisted of covers of Amy Winehouse, Madness and Tina Turner amongst others. The instrumentalists were excellent and were complemented by three great singers. I would imagine that they would be a great party band and I look forward to seeing them again at GlastonBudget in May.

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