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A very talented and experienced multi-genre percussionist who plays with sensitivity and a unique style.
Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Jazz, Pop, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Brazilian music, Latin, Samba, Bossa nova, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Jazz fusion, Gospel, Acoustic
Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session
Fluent improviser, Community music worker, Instrumental teaching
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I'm very flexible and can accommodate changes at your event, but let me know within a reasonable time of any changes
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, plus my own mixer and iPad
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Variety of Percussion instruments and styles
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Hootananny Bar and Lambeth Country Show with my own percussion group. Pizza Express as Percussionist with a band. Ealing Jazz Festival WOMAD with an Afro-Cuban percussion ensemble
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Brazilian, African and Cuban musicians
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
1994 Commonwealth Games Vancouver Canada with an Afro-Brazilian Percussion group
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