Double Bassist

Sophie Sully

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Double Bassist
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Professional Double Bass and Bass Guitarist specialising in musical theatre, jazz and classical. Composer interested in film and theatre.

I am a Double Bass and Bass Guitar player specialising in jazz, musical theatre, classical, rock/pop and folk/world music. I have an extensive playing CV featuring over 30 pit-band appearances and five professional standard orchestras. I play regularly all over the country with both my function bands at weddings and corporate events. I am a fast learner, excellent sight-reader of notation and chord sheets and confident improvisor. I am a Manchester-based composer and recently graduated with a Masters in Music (Instrumental Composition) from the University of Manchester studying under Professor Camden Reeves. I am interested in retelling and reviving traditional fairy tales, folklore and folk music from the British Isles, as well as setting and combining new and old poetry. I am experienced in writing for theatre, dance and film. I have had works performed by Psappha Ensemble, the Danel Quartet, Vonnegut Collective, Vaganza (as part of New Music North West 2013 and 2016), Collective31, RNCM, Manchester Art Gallery, No Dice Collective, No Door Theatre Company, Manchester University Saxophone Choir and other soloists.

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
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Acoustic, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Balkan, Jewish music, Klezmer
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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