Fraser Bowles

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(Electric) Cellist

Fraser completed his MMus degree at the Guidhall 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. From Maidstone, Kent, he started learning the cello at the age of 6 with Marian Dutton and went on to study at the Kent Music Academy with David Burrowes. Fraser was awarded the ABRSM Marguerite Swan memorial prize in both 2003 and 2010. In 2015, Fraser was a finalist in the Vera Kantrovich competition. 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 at Trinity Laban, Fraser's quartet was awarded a mentorship scheme with the Carducci and Wihan quartets. Fraser 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 his classical work, Fraser has recorded for and performed with a number of artists and bands; these include Matt Emery, VLMV, Ben Laver, Taz Modi, Heather McClelland, and as a member of Parallax Orchesta; Eminem, Alter Bridge, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Bring Me The Horizon, Jennifer Ann, The Irrepressibles, dodie and Ardyn. Fraser plays an 1850 Mittenwald cello and a Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello. Recording and popular music (most recent first): Eminem (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) - MTV EMAs at SSE Wembley Arena - live performance/broadcast - November 2017 Ben Laver - Album Recording Session - November 2017 Taz Modi - Sofar Sounds - live performance - The Tram Depot, Unit 17, Clapton - October 2017 Matt Emery (Injazero Records) - Album Launch live performance - St Pancras Old Church - October 2017 Alter Bridge (Napalm) - live performance - Royal Albert Hall - October 2017 Sweet Billy Pilgrim (Kscope) - recording session - Echo Zoo Studio - September 2017 Taz Modi - Sofar Sounds - live performance - Kidesign at The Workshop, Lambeth - August 2017 Re:imagine Daft Punk - live performance - XOYO - August 2017 Matt Emery (Injazero Records) - video shoot - Avantgarde Place, Hackney - July 2017 Taz Modi - live performance (supporting Portico Quartet - Gondwana Records/Soundcrash Music) - Archspace - June 2017 Heather McClelland - recording session - May 2017 Heather McClelland - live performance - The Old Queens Head - May 2017 Villette (Injazero Records) - recording session - March 2017 Charlene-Monique - recording session - Fifth Element Studio - March 2017 Heather McClelland - live performance - The Old Queens Head - March 2017 Matt Emery (Injazero Records) - recording session - The Lodge - January 2017 ALMA (Fierce Panda Records) - recording session - Nice Weather for Airstrikes Studios - December 2016 Ardyn (National Anthem) - live performance - St. Pancras Old Church - December 2016 BOnCAs (British Online Creator Awards) Dodie - live performance - London Palladium -November 2016 Dodie EP launch - live performance - YT Space - November 2016 Matt Emery (Injazero records) - live performance - The Boilerroom, Guildford - November 2016 Hans Zimmer/Spitfire Audio Cello Sample (Isobel Griffiths Ltd.) - recording session - Air Studios - October 2016 The Irrepressibles (OND Recordings) recording session - The Pool (Miloco Studios) - September 2016 Matt Emery (Injazero Records) recording session - The Lodge - August 2016 Matt Emery (Injazero Records) - live performance, The Boilerroom, Guildford - June 2016 Bring Me The Horizon (Sony Music) - live performance/live album recording - Royal Albert Hall -April 2016 Luke Howard - recording session - Real World Studios - March 2013 Smoke Fairies (V2, Cooperative Music) - recording session - Squarehead Studios - September 2012 Whistleblowers - EP launch - Marden Church - August 2012 Whistleblowers - recording session - Squarehead Studios - July 2012

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Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, 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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Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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