Cellist

Fraser Bowles

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Contemporary cellist
Cellist
London
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Fraser Bowles is a highly experienced orchestral and session cellist. He has worked with the London Sinfonietta and for Isobel Griffiths (Spitfire Audio/Hans Zimmer sessions). His commercial work include performances with Burna Boy, engagements across Europe for North Face, and through Parallax Orchestra; performances and recording sessions with Alter Bridge, Ardyn, Astræa, Bethesda Game Studios, Bring Me The Horizon, dodie, Eminem, Half Moon Run, Lockie Chapman, Marie White, Toh Kay and Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Fraser also works with the Guildhall Session Orchestra (principal cello). He is a founding member of the contemporary music group, Ret Frem. Not constrained by genre or style, Ret Frem is committed to the performance and promotion of music of exquisite craft by living composers - whether they are established, emerging or underrepresented. Alongside their performances, they have also conducted a number of educational workshops in schools around London. Fraser is an avid chamber musician and his ensembles have performed at numerous venues around London including the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre, and the Barbican. During his undergraduate studies at Trinity Laban, his string quartet was awarded the Richard Carne Chamber mentorship scheme with the Carducci and Wihan quartets. Independently, he has also recorded for and performed with a large number of artists, bands, producers and composers; Ben Laver, Chris Davey, David Fernandez, Heather McClelland, Isabelle Brown, Joe Donohoe, Jon Wygens, Maisha, Matt Emery, Matt James Hill, Michael Patrick, Noah Anderson, Nico Casal, Okiem, Rebecca Dancer, Rubod & Stroudinsky, Sharlene-Monique, Smoke Fairies, Taz Modi, Tim Maryon, Tyrone Wright, Vian Izak, Villette and VLMV. Fraser completed his MMus degree at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Tim Gill after finishing his BMus (Hons) undergraduate degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Joely Koos. He was awarded the ABRSM Marguerite Swan memorial prize in both 2003 and 2010, and in 2015 he was a finalist in the Vera Kantrovich competition. Fraser plays an c.1850 Mittenwald cello and a Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary classical, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electronic, Ambient, Easy listening, Experimental, Originals, Avant garde, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Top 40, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Indie, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Hotel / Restaurant event, Cruise
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Solo - Classical
J.S. BACH
- Cello Suites
LAURENCE CRANE
- 3 Pieces for Solo Cello (1990)
ERIK FRIEDLANDER
- American Power Suite (2011)
PHILIP GLASS
- Orbit (2013)
- Songs and Poems (2007)
HANS WERNER HENZE
- Serenade (1949)
STEPHEN KATZ
- Bitterroot Prelude (2006)
- Cellocommotion (2007)
- Decebede (2008)
- Micro Minor (2013)
- Mini Thanks (2009)
ZOË MARTLEW
- Salat Babilya (2008)
MARK O'CONNOR
- Appalachian Waltz (1993)
- Poem for Carlita (1998)
FINTAN O'HARE
- Cave of Hands*(2016)
MAX RICHTER
- Monologue from Perfect Sense (2011)
JOHN TAVENER
- Threnos (1990)
GIOVANNI SOLLIMA
- Alone (1999)
- La Folia (2007)
- La Tempesta (2000)
- Lamentatio (1998)
- Le zecche hanno invaso il mio violoncello (1999)
- Ritratto di Musico (2000)
- The Songlines (1993)
- Terra Acqua (2001)
MARK SUMMER
- Julie-O (1988)
- Kalimba (2005)
- Variations on "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" (1995)
Solo - Jazz
All Of Me
All The Things You Are
April In Paris
Autumn In New York
Autumn Leaves
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
The Blue Room
Blue Skies
Bluesette
Body And Soul
But Beautiful
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Caravan
Charade
Cheek To Cheek
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Dancing On The Ceiling
Dearly Beloved
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dreamsville
Falling In Love With Love
A Fine Romance
Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
Georgia On My Mind
Here's That Rainy Day
Here's To Life
Honeysuckle Rose
How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
How Insensitive (Insensatez)
I Can't Get Started
I Could Write A Book
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
I'll Remember April
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I've Got The World On A String
If I Were A Bell
Imagination
In A Sentimental Mood
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana)
Isn't It Romantic?
It Could Happen To You
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It Might As Well Be Spring
The Lady Is A Tramp
Lazy River
Let There Be Love
Like Someone In Love
Little Girl Blue
Long Ago (And Far Away)
Lover, Come Back To Me
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Manhattan
Meditation (Meditacao)
Midnight Sun
Misty
Mood Indigo
Moonlight In Vermont
More Than You Know
My Heart Stood Still
My Old Flame
My One And Only Love
My Romance
My Ship
The Nearness Of You
A Night In Tunisia
On Green Dolphin Street
One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
Pick Yourself Up
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
Satin Doll
Skylark
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
Stella By Starlight
Stompin' At The Savoy
Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All The Time)
A Sunday Kind Of Love
Tangerine
There's A Small Hotel
These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)
The Things We Did Last Summer
This Can't Be Love
Thou Swell
Unforgettable
The Very Thought Of You
Watch What Happens
Wave
The Way You Look Tonight
What'll I Do?
Willow Weep For Me
Witchcraft
Yesterdays
You Are Too Beautiful
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
You Don't Know What Love Is
Solo - Pop
100 Years
25 Or 6 To 4
A Thousand Years
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
ABC
Afternoon Delight
Ain't No Sunshine
Ain't Too Proud To Beg
All About That Bass
All Night Long (All Night)
All Of Me
All You Need Is Love
Amazed
Another Brick In The Wall
Apologize
At Seventeen
Bad Day
Bad Romance
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Beautiful
Beautiful Day
Beautiful In My Eyes
Because I Love You (The Postman Song)
Believe
Big Girls Don't Cry
Billie Jean
Brave
Breakaway
Breathe
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Butterfly Kisses
California Dreamin'
Call Me Maybe
Candle In The Wind 1997
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
Centerfold
Change The World
Chasing Cars
Clocks
Copacabana (At The Copa)
Countdown
Cracklin' Rosie
Cruise
Cryin'
Die A Happy Man
Dilemma
Do You Believe In Magic
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Don't Know Why
Down Under
Downtown
Drift Away
Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)
Dust In The Wind
Easy
Fallin'
Fields Of Gold
Firework
Foolish Games
Forever And For Always
Free Bird
Friends In Low Places
From A Distance
Genie In A Bottle
Gentle On My Mind
Get Lucky
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
God Only Knows
Groovin'
Happy Together
Hello
Here And Now
Hero
Hey Jude
Hey, Soul Sister
Ho Hey
Hold On, We're Going Home
Home
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
How To Save A Life
I Finally Found Someone
I Get Around
I Gotta Feeling
I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Kissed A Girl
I Saw Her Standing There
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
I Swear
I Will Remember You
I Will Survive
I'm A Believer
If
Imagine
Jar Of Hearts
Jessie's Girl
Just Once
Just The Way You Are
Karma Chameleon
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Lady
Lay Down Sally
Leader Of The Pack
Lean On Me
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Let It Go
Let's Hang On
Let's Hear It For The Boy
Like A Virgin
Lips Of An Angel
Little Talks
Livin' On A Prayer
Losing My Religion
Love Song
Love Story
Love Will Keep Us Together
Mandy
Maneater
Monday, Monday
Mony, Mony
More Than Words
Mr. Tambourine Man
My Cherie Amour
My Girl
Need You Now
Nights In White Satin
Nightshift
No One
One More Night
Physical
Piano Man
Pour Some Sugar On Me
Reeling In The Years
Rehab
Right Here Waiting
Roar
Rocket Man (I Think It's Gonna Be A Long Long Time)
Rolling In The Deep
Royals
Save The Best For Last
Saving All My Love For You
Say Something
Secrets
Shake It Off
She Drives Me Crazy
She Will Be Loved
Shiny Happy People
Silly Love Songs
Sister Christian
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Smoke On The Water
Somebody To Love
Something To Talk About (Let's Give Them Something To Talk About)
Son-Of-A-Preacher Man
Stacy's Mom
Stand By Me
Stay
Stay With Me
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Sweet Home Alabama
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Tears In Heaven
Teenage Dream
The Climb
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The House That Built Me
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
The Power Of Love
The Sound Of Silence
These Dreams
Thinking Out Loud
This Love
Through The Years
Ticket To Ride
Till The World Ends
Time After Time
Time In A Bottle
Travelin' Man
Up, Up And Away
Uptown Funk
Viva La Vida
Waiting On The World To Change
We Belong Together
We Can't Stop
We Found Love
We're Not Gonna Take It
What Makes You Beautiful
What's Love Got To Do With It
When You Say Nothing At All
Wichita Lineman
With Or Without You
Yeah!
Yesterday
You Are So Beautiful
You Can't Hurry Love
You Raise Me Up
You Really Got Me
You Were Meant For Me
You're Beautiful
You're So Vain
You're Still The One
You've Got A Friend In Me

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£120
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500

Reviews

From customers:

KentOnline, 3 years ago

“...and were supported by the virtuosity of Fraser Bowles who played the hauntingly beautiful cello solo in Jenkin’s Benedictus from the Armed Man.”

Kexp.org, 3 years ago

“Listen as Emery’s balanced piano lines are slowly invaded by percussive ticks, gloriously oaky cello (played by Fraser Bowles)...”

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