Drummer

Stephen Salalila

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About Stephen

Drummer
Coventry
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It all started when Stephen started playing in church at the age of 8 and so began the life-long study into the art of drumming. Stephen has built up a name for himself over the last three years and is well known for his strong groove and pocket playing. Although he just finished full-time degree in Popular Music & Worship in the UK, he already played for a wide range of professional artists. His live performance experience range from playing in function/wedding bands to extensive tour experience internationally. Stephen is also a session musician familiar with recording in the studio with more than 50 songs recorded a various artists in the UK.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Funk rock, Ambient pop, Hip Hop, Motown, Karaoke, R&B, Vintage, Tribute, Top 40, Soul, Disco, Americana, Originals, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Swing, Ragtime, Barbershop, Latin jazz, Folk, Country, Folk rock, 1920s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, Electronic, Electro-Swing, EDM, Dubstep, Drum 'n' Bass, Techno, Jungle, Industrial, Triphop, Ibiza club, Electronica, House, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, 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, Afrobeat, Australian music, Asian music, Calypso, Brazilian music, Latin, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Samba, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Drums
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Drum technician, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist
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Song list

Modern/Pop/Rock/Rock n Roll
* Adventure Of A Lifetime - Coldplay
* All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
* All Star - Smash Mouth
* Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
* Beat It - Michael Jackson
* Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
* Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
* Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
* Can’t Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
* Car Wash - Rose Royce
* Cheerleader - OMI, Felix Jaehn
* Cold Water - Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, MØ
* Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
* Dakota - Stereophonics
* Dancing In The Moonlight - TopLoader
* Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself - Jess Glynne Don’t Stop
* Believin’ - Journey
* Don’t Stop Me Know - Queen
* Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
* Fascination - Alphabeat
* Feel The Love - John Newman, Rudimental
* Forget You - Cee Lo Green
* Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
* Happy - Pharrell Williams
* Hey Ya - OutKast
* Hold Back The River - James Bay
* Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
* Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
* I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
* I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
* I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepson
* I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston I’m
* A Believer - The Monkees
* I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
* Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
* Just Dance - Lady Gaga
* Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera
* Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams Locked Out Of
* Heaven - Bruno Mars
* Love Machine - Girls Aloud
* Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson
* Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
* Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
* Mr. Brightside - The Killers
* Mustang Sally - The Commitments
* Next To Me - Emeli Sandé
* No Games - Serani
* Parklife - Blur
* Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
* Proud Mary - Tina Turner
* PYT - Michael Jackson
* Rather Be - Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynn
* Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
* Rock With You - Michael Jackson
* Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
* Rolling In The Deep - Adele
* Rude - MAG!C
* Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
* Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
* Shut Up & Dance - Walk The Moon Smooth Criminal -
* Michael Jackson Somebody To Love - Queen
* Sorry - Justin Bieber
* Sugar - Maroon 5
* Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
* The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
* Thriller -Michael Jackson
* Treasure - Bruno Mars
* Twist & Shout - The Beatles
* Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
* Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
* Valerie - Mark Ronson, Amy Whinehouse
* We Found Love - Rihanna
* When Love Takes Over - Kelly Rowland
Funk/Disco/Motown/Soul
* 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
* ABC - Jackson 5
* Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
* Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Chan
* Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
* Boogie Wonderland - Earth, Wind & Fire
* Car Wash - Rose Royce
* Celebration - Kool & The Gang
* Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Ritchie
* Disco Inferno - The Trammps
* Good Times - CHIC
* Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
* Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares Higher
* Ground - Stevie Wonder
* I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
* I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
* I Want You Back - Jackson 5
* I Want Your Love - CHIC
* I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
* I Wish - Stevie Wonder
* I’ll Be There - CHIC
* Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
* It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls
* Le Freak - CHIC
* Let’s Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire
* Macho Man - Village Man
* Respect - Aretha Franklin
* September - Earth, Wind & Fire
* Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
* Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
* Stayin Alive - Bee Gees
* Super Freak - Rick James
* Superstition - Stevie Wonder
* That’s The Way I Like It - KC & The Sunshine Band
* Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
* We Are Family - Sister Sledge Y.M.C.A - Village People
Latin/Ballads/Neo-Soul/Reworks
* All of Me - John Legend
* Angels - Robbie Williams
* Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
* Better Together - Jack Johnson
* Budapest - George Ezra
* Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (Rework)
* Didn'tcha Know - Erykah Badu
* Down - Emily King
* Down In Brazil - Michael Franks
* Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys (Rework)
* Get Lucky - Daft Punk (Rework)
* Gravity - John Mayer
* Heaven - Emeli Sandé (Rework)
* Hello - Adele
* Hey Ya – OutKast (Rework)
* Human - Rag’n’Bone Man (Rework)
* I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
* I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
* I’m Not The Only One - Sam Smith
* If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
* Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
* Like A Star - Corrine Bailey Rae
* Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
* Lay Me Down - Sam Smith ft. John Legend
* Let Me Love You - Justin Bieber (Rework)
* Love Never Felt So Good - Michael Jackson (Rework)
* Make You Feel My Love - Adele
* No One - Alicia Keys
* Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae Somebody I
* Used To Know - Allen Stone (Rework)
* Stay With Me- Sam Smith
* Symphony - Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson (Rework)
* The Girl From Ipanema - Amy Winehouse
* Thinking About You - Frank Ocean
* Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Unaware - Allen Stone
* What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber (Rework)
* Wish I Didn’t Miss You - Angie Stone (Rework)
Jazz
* Ain't Misbehaving - Fats Waller
* Blue Bossa - Dexter Gordon
* Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
* Down - Emily King (Jazz Rework)
* Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
* Fast Car - Tracey Chapman (Jazz Rework)
* Feeling Good - Nina Simone (Jazz Rework)
* Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
* Forget You – Cee Lo Green (Jazz Rework)
* Heaven - Eméli Sande
* Hey Ya - Outkast (Jazz rework)
* It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington
* Like A Star - Corinne Bailey Rae Living On A Prayer -
* Livin’ On A Prayer (Jazz Rework) - Bon Jovi
* Lullaby Of Birdland - Ella Fitzgerald
* Misty - Ella Fitzgerald
* Summertime - George and Ira Gershwin
* Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 (Jazz Rework)
* Take The A-Train - Duke Ellington
* The Girl From Ipanema - Amy Winehouse
* They Can't Take That Away From Me - Rod Stewart
* What A Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington

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Amanda S, 5 months ago

The boys were fantastic, would highly recommend :-)

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Annabelle A, 6 months ago

On time and very professional. We had a great time !

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Graham P, 9 months ago

We'd just like to say thank you to you and the band for the superb night you gave us.

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Naomi G, 10 months ago

The team at Walking On Water wants to thank you for your beautiful playing! Very professional.

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