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Graduate from RAM. Trombonist, trumpet, rapper, keys. Classical and commercial genres. Experienced teacher.
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Zebedee Tonkin is a Trombonist, teacher, trumpeter, keyboardist, arranger, song writer, MC and actor. Born in Norfolk, England. Trained at Wells Cathedral School and The Royal Academy of Music as a Trumpet and Trombone Scholar. Having studied music and acting intensely at school and at music college as a classical musician, he has since become more open to the commercial side of the arts. He has played with acts such as McFly, Jason Donovan and The Bahrain Symphonia, and at venues such as Wembley Stadium and The Royal Albert Hall. Teaching has also been a major part of his professional career, undertaking numerous private pupils over the past 7 years and is currently spear-heading the brass department at ForeSound Music in London. To keep his love of sports alive he has also qualified as an LTA Tennis and FA Football Coach. He feels keeping an active lifestyle and a broad spectrum of activities helps motivate all areas of life. Being a performer who is as versatile as possible is very important to Zeb. He has been known to sing, dance, rap, write and arrange in many different genres of music. His dedication and commitment to help achieve the highest of standards in whatever he is part of is the main reason he will always be happy to help in any way possible. He feels dedication, punctuality, organisation and enthusiasm are the most important qualities any working adult should possess. Zeb has always believed that working in the arts is a constant learning process. He always endeavours to learn about as many aspects of performance as possible in order to be the most all round musician, artist and teacher he can.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
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5th Encoreversary
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Electronic, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Top 40, Tribute, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1990s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Gospel, Motown, R&B, Soul
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker, Musicologist
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, 5 years ago

This highly skilled player is both fun and a pleasure to work with. Great improvisational skills, punctual, professional. You can be assured he'll turn up on time and make your event a success! Highly recommended!

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Tim L, 5 years ago

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SummerHouse S, 2 years ago

Rowdy Crowd have been involved in a large part of the upcoming Lazy Habits album, which has mostly been recorded at SummerHouse Studios. All of the members of RC play at the highest level both individually and collectively. They were very professional and a lot of fun to work with. All of them are able to write lines on the spot, improvise solos if needed as well as span styles and sounds specific to those styles that range from classical, jazz, reggae and rnb, to pop, disco, dubstep and obviously hip hop. The speed to which they work was a very welcome surprise too. With players available that can cover every instrument in a band, as some members double on keyboard, bass and guitars, I can not recommend Rowdy Crowd highly enough as session musicians. Finn Lomax, SummerHouse Studios

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James C, 2 years ago

Zeb has performed on many functions for me as an MC. He has a fantastic stage presence and creates a very positive atmosphere. I would highly recommend him as both an MC and a brass player, to anyone for any event they need. J. Collins

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