ABOUT

I’m an events-and-session violinist based in Norfolk, East Anglia.

I also sing and play recorders/violin with the Fairgreen Ceilidh Band.

N.B. Zilliondust is the name I use when doing my own music, where I sometimes add keys, guitars and ‘zouk. 

EVENTS RIG

Lyra – a kind of 5-stringed e-violin from Paul Bridgewater’s workshop.

Roland AC-33

I also own some nifty FX pedals and a P.A. system, but don’t bring these along without good reason ;)

 I am insured for public-liability (1M) and my equipment is insured and P.A.T. tested.

NOTABLE PAST GROUPS/EVENTS

Violin, JOHNNY STEINBERG AND THE BLUE FISH, opening for smash-hits MEGSON and the late, great DAVE SWARBRICK (FAIRPORT CONVENTION).

Violin, guitars, keys: solo nights involving music-hall numbers

Festival session with M2M winners ISARNOS. Folk Metal

Guest headline with M2M winners NOCTURNA Melodic/Power Metal

Violin, sometime vox, ATORC (co-founded). Folk Metal

…Disproportionately proud of my entry in the Encyclopaedia Metallum

Session with HATHAWAY, opening for the ‘IT BOYS!‘ UK tour.

Vocals, IRUKANDJI. Prog. Metal

Session violin, THE WINTER VISITORS. Folk, 60s

 Session violin, ANGLE OF FALL. Melodic Metal

(N.B. There are a few other artists I like or have played casual stuff or even sessioned with, but if I have no official collaborations with them I’ll include them on the ‘LINKS’ page rather than here.)

HIRE

N.B. At the moment I can’t take on any more collaborations or projects (unless in the Folk-Metal genre) but am open to event bookings where I can use my pre-prepared music.  

PRICES

Corporate or wedding: £70/h, plus expenses at standard business rates/mile, or as printed on travel ticket. £25 non-returnable deposit required.

(The price quoted is for actual *playing* time. I’ll arrive/set up and wait for reasonable periods for free).

Care home or small function: £50/h.

My band and I are rated 5/5 on Encore for professionalism, punctuality, communication and satisfaction! I will send you an invoice and write a receipt if you require one. I also accept PayPal transfers.

JOIN OUR BAND?

It’s always cool to be asked this but I would only be interested if you were really serious about playing some form of Metal.

DO YOU TEACH?

I have no plans to go into teaching at this time, but, for now, do use the contact form if you have a music-related query; I’ll try to help.

PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN!

 

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