About

For the last nine years I have dedicated myself to performing at weddings, private functions, parties and Lodge events alongside my weekly residencies locally to Bournemouth. I have 28 years of experience in live performance and have a wide repertoire of pop and jazz music in my repertoire. I offer a professional and friendly service.

I hold public liability insurance (click to see) and all my equipment is fully PAT tested.

I studied music at Poole College and subsequently Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology gaining a BTEC in popular music.

Since then I have performed at hundreds of weddings both locally and nationally and many private functions. Some previous clients include: The Royal Navy, British Telecom, Cirque du Soleil, Habitat UK, AFC Bournemouth, Lloyds Bank, Bournemouth Tourism Awards and Martin & Co. I have played in many bands, performed in orchestras for musicals and played alongside DJ sets. I have also had experience performing abroad in Koh Samui Thailand, Taiwan and Europe.

Dorset wedding supplier awards badges

In November 2016 I won the Dorset Wedding Supplier Award for Live Musical Entertainment having also been a finalist in 2014 and 2015.

I’m currently performing as a solo act with professionally recorded high quality backing tracks. With this I use a small PA system and can set up my equipment to create a background atmosphere, perfect for drinks receptions, through a wedding breakfast or evening functions. I also have a lively, more up tempo set and can provide a larger PA system if required.

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