Jazz/Session Musician & Composer since 1995 (1st Instrument - Drums) . A touring musician for over 15 years, including for Theatre, Orchestra, World Music, Functions & Cruise Ship (Caribbean). Experience includes Drummer & Stage Assistant for Theatre including Artemis, Sound Solutions & Dead Rat Theatre. Promoter for Bands/Artists including Kaira & Hatstandy Andy
Teaching experience includes working in Schools, Youth Work and Mental Health/Rehabilitation, including Musical Assistant Trainee for CODA Fiddle Orchestra in local schools. Over 20 Years community experience including: Regional Research Assistant for South West Green Party; Local Elections Candidate for Boscombe West. A long track record of assisting charities/campaigns including YMCA, Transition BH, Bournespring Trust.
COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENTS
Degree studies included Statistics, Bookkeeping, Arts Therapy and Environmental Economics. Assistant of Jack Maguire with local development initiatives. Experience includes working with Young people, Children and training includes Police (Work/Train), Equality/Diversity and Counselling certificates. Political experience includes as Campaigner for Social Workers Party. Health/Safety surveyor for Springborne & Boscombe West Neighbourhood Management in 2004. Certificates include: SVQ2 Intro to Counselling; SBS Customer Service;
ESF Retail (Personal Security, Equality/Diversty). Founded Stage 2 (Fundraising for Charities/Campaigns)
Previous work experience includes publicity and economic/political/environmental research. Including Research Officer for SE Dorset Green Party. Founder of campaigns: Animal Welfare Campaign; Anti War Campaign; Campaign for Sustainable Food; Campaign for Better Healthcare.
Experience also includes organizing meetings with local Forums involving public/local councilors, and putting on presentations regarding political issues and regeneration. Including Treasurer (Boscombe Area Forum) and Steering Group Member (Boscombe Forum) Trained at events as Steward (NVQ2) with Community Event Network Initiated Fundraising workshops for Edukid (Overseas/Education).
1988 – 1997
Training includes with St John’s Choir School, Dorset Youth Percussion Ensemble, Bournemouth and Dorset Youth Orchestra’s, Wavendon Summer Jazz Course, Violin/Piano Grades (with Jack Maguire) Boscombe Samba Group, and local African Drum Circles
A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Uncle Fester and Mangusto (AKA - Huncho Gringo). Recording/gigs with other bands included:Godhead, Randy Cow Poke, Mostly Water, Purple Heads, Kathouse, Vontramps, Jelo, Weasil Knevil and Poppy Seed Hand Granades. Performances included: HMS President, London, The Egg Festival, Southampton, Hothouse, Bournemouth, Blanford Festival, Poole Arts Centre, National Music Day, Poole, G-Spot, Blanford , Boscombe Community Fair
- Album with Mostly Water (3 Days Past Haven) (Had Radio Play on 2CR FM) (1995)
- BTEC National Diploma in Pop Music (Bournemouth College) (1995-1997)
Jazz/World Music Drummer/Percussionist from age 16, including residency with Karin Karian Quintet (with Joe Limburn YJMY). In 1999 became Full Time Drummer on Cruise (Emerald, Caribbean) (In Wind Jam with Tim Fulker)
A large amount of performances with the Sea Monkeys, The Discord, Space Ace Robot (AKA - Spaceman) and Blacksnow .Other band recordings/ performances included: Light Brigade, Harlequin and Rusty's Revenge. Performances included: Brockenhurst College, Bournemouth Pier Approach, Grooves On The Green, Poole and Oran Mor, Glasgow. Teaching experience includes long placements with CODA Fiddle Orchestra ( Musical Trainee Assistant in local schools)
A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Manikin Time Shark, Space Ace Robot, Jack Maguire, Damian Maguire (80's Tribute) and Mazeltov (Klezmer Band). Performances including: Kozmik Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival & Psychedelic Kozfest (2011 & 2012), Devon, Meyhem In The Meadows, Wimborne, Boscombe Community Fair, Green Community Fair, Poole, The Anvil (with Psy Groove) and Space Ritual (Hawkwind members) support. South Coast Weddings/Functions with Mazeltov. Other band performances include: G13 and Ian Ellis (Jazz - with Ben Taylor).
Drummer in Hopefool (One World Day) with Mazeltov - Children’s play (by Sharon Muriuru) with actors from Dr Who and The Bill. Also Drummer/Assistant for Loose Change (Musical) (South UK Tour 2010) (Sound Solutions) and in Hitchcock's - The Pleasure Garden (Orchestral Film Re-score by Dan Cohen) (Including musicians from Royal Academy and BSO).
Weekly Workshop Leader for Lifescopes (Mental Health/Recovery) and Workshop Leader for Edukid (Overseas/African Charity). Performances in London include with Nick Collis (Jazz Trio) and The Two Steps (Jazz Group).
Certificates include: Safeguarding Awareness (Skills & Learning); Learning Assistant & Education
PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION
Childhood Performing Arts training since age 2 includes Acting, Skating, Singing, Thai Chi, Ballet and Comedy (Including with Jan Crawly, BCCA and St Johns Choir School)
Promoter/Manager for Artists, Bands and DJ’s since 1995. Drummer/Percussionist in Tribal Dance group (Senzar) at age 16. Founded Mushroom Cloud (Music/Media) (Princess Trust Funded).
Attended Behind the Scenes course at Royal Opera House (Stage Managing & Production) in 2001. Also attended Break/Street Dance and Acting Classes since 2004 (Including regular/ongoing training with 2nd To None). Degree level Theatrical studies include certificate with Vita Nova (Mental Health/Recovery). Dancer/Actor in Music Video with Lightbrowse, London. Also did Stand-Up Comedy performances including: Off The Wall Festival, Exeter Phoenix; Laughing Gas Comedy Club, Newcastle.
Manager/Producer of Magic Cloud since 2005. Held 9 x month placement doing Media/Publicity with the EEIB and NRFG Youth/Music centres in Glasgow. Experience as Stage Assistant also includes with Mantovani Orchestra. Held placement in 2008 doing Lighting/Stage Management with Dead Rat Theatre & Artemis (A Weevil in the Mind of Vincent Van Gogh – South UK Tour 2008). Experience as regular Assistant at annual festivals includes at Mayhem in the Meadows, Beltane Fire Society and Forever Sun. Performing Arts Promoting/Teaching in London with companies including Music Case, Local Music Lessons, Artshead and Jomi Events. Founded Manikin Time Shark (Theatre Company) (Young Entreprenuer - 4th Award).
MB Module (Health & Safety); HSE 1st Aid; Video Editing (EEIB); ESF Retail (Manual Handling, Fire Safety); Drama Writing (5 CATS); Theatre (Vita Nova)
Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Degree Modules (Dartington College) (Arts Management’s , Ensemble Studies, Arts Therapy & Workshop Skills)
MANAGEMENT & PROMOTIONS
PUBLICITY & PROMOTIONS - For Bands/Artists including:
Stromenti String Quartet
CODA Fiddle Orchestra
James & The Peach
La Luna E Le Stelle
The Old Pull & Push
Cabinet of Living Cinema
LTJ Alexander (aka - DJ Lene)
PRODUCTION & MARKETING - For Bands/Artists including:
FILM & MEDIA
PRODUCTION - VIDEOS
WORK IN PROGRESS (film scripts) Including:
EXAMPLES OF CERTIFICATES
STALLS, PRODUCTION, MANAGEMENTS & DECOR
For events including:
- Management's - Monthly Jazz Evenings (Chaplins) 2012+
- Management's/Production - Halloween 2009/2010-Bournespring Centre
- Productions - Attempting Fate (The Klute) - 2011
- Production/Decor -Valentines 1 & 2 (Shelley Theatre)
- Production - Cabinet Of Living Cinema (The Lyric) - 2015
- Production - Jack Maguire's 50th (St Clement's) - 2010
- Stalls/Exhibits - Boscombe Community Fair - 2011
- Production/Managements - Birthday Parties (Chaplins & Bournespring Centre)-2008
- Productions - Black History Exhibition (Bournespring Centre) - 2009
- Decor/Lights - Anvil Rox (Showcase - The Anvil) - 2015
- 3D Decor/Performing Arts-
Forbidden Planet 2014
-Managements/Decor - End Of World 2012 - Portman
-Management's - Edukid - Monthly Workshops
-Production - Dorset Music Awards (Space Ace Robot)
- Production - Misc Night 2015 (The Red Lion)
/Media (Cellar Bar events):
Equinox 2013; Lunasa 2013;
Winter Solstice 2013; Equinox 2014; Monthly Moonday Events 2014; Star Wars - Tribute 2016
Production/3D Decor for Bands including:
Godhead, La Luna E Le Stella, Space Ace Robot and Manikin Time Shark
1980 onwards: Performed/Composed/Recorded with bands/artists including:
Huncho Gringo (AKA - Mangusto)
Karin Karian (Quintet) (with Joe Limburn YJMY)
La Luna E Le Stelle
Nick Collis (Trio)
MC Biddle & Matt Black Cat
The Two Steps (Quartet)
Legion of Boscombe
Ian Ellis (Trio) (with Ben Taylor)
EXAMPLES OF PERFORMANCES
EXAMPLES OF EVENTS PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT