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Experience

The following is a brief history of Adrian's experience and projects he's worked on or collaborated in since 1994.

A versatile player with over 20 years of experience. From his early days learning then running his own Samba group (Repercussion Street Band) Adrian soon began to experiment with different sounds and ideas. His hunger to learn and discover new rhythms and styles from around the world, the desire to aquire new and unusual instruments has led him to a huge array of the weird and wonderful 

 

The early days were spent exploring Brazilian drumming and since stepping down from leading a samba band has gone on to play with many different styles of groups and musicians - Latin jazz, funk, folk, East European, dance etc

Adrian has taught all over the UK and Europe.

 

He currently runs his own successful corporate team building company, Big Beat that works extensively across Europe and the rest of the world and has run conferences as far as Malaysia for Unilever.

As an accomplished session percussionist he has recorded many a session and recent work with various contemporary artists including Charlotte Church.

 

Adrian particularly likes a challenge and working outside his comfort zone having worked on numerous dance projects and now “Gone Viral” offers a chance to extend his music vocabulary utilising his very expensive “Electronic toys”!

 

His artillery of percussion instruments spans the world and most of which you will never have heard of. But he is always keen to demonstrate how they’re played.

PERFORMER/BANDS

Monkjack 9peice funk band

La Vida Santana-9 piece Santana tribute act

Omega 66 - electronic funk

Freeman Street - Soul and funk 

Buena Risca Social Clwb - Latin jazz group

 

Current:

The Dandos-world/urban/folk fusion quartet

The Seratones-latin quartet

 

Samba

Repercussion Street Band-founder and musical director'95-'04

Guest samba teacher to the following:

Samba Bangor, Samba Tawe, Bang On, Samba Brecon

 

RECORDINGS

Repercussion Street Band - 2 albums

Charlotte Church - Demo recording

Freeman Street - Guest artist

Omega 66 - Guest artist

 

DANCE PROJECTS

Diversions Dance Company - summer residency teaching young dancers to play junk 

 

THEATRE PROJECTS

Trinity College London wrote and performed sound scape

for ‘Gone Viral’ at the St. James Theatre London

Northampton Theatre and Jersey Arts Centre, both combining scrap percussion and dance. 

St. Donuts Arts Centre - various samba projects 

Theatr Iolo wrote and composed the music for ‘That’s Mine’ a short play for touring nursery schools.

St Davids Hall Cardiff theatre in education projects.

New Theatre Cardiff Summer project

 

SCHOOLS

Over 400 schools across the UK delivering Samba and Junk percussion workshops

 

CARNIVAL PROJECTS

Week long residencies at:

Christchurch Primary, Bristol

Victoria Park Primary, Bristol

St.Pauls Primary, Bristol

 

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

SWICA carnival residencies