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Full set up
My full 15+ piece percussion set up includes:
– Meinl Fibercraft congas & bongos
– Sabian cymbals
– Meinl mini Timbales
– Treeworks Marktree (chimes)
– Tambourines, clave and shakers
This set up requires an area of 6ft x 6ft
Bongo set up
I also regularly play a compact set up which requires an area of just 3.5ft (wide) by 4ft (deep). This includes bongos, cymbals, woodblocks, cowbell and agogo bells, tambourines and shakers.
This is a great option for events where space is limited and a compact PA is also available for solo gigs.
Travel set up
As well as playing acoustic percussion, I also play an electronic percussion instrument which enables me to play 400 drum and percussion sounds from one unit!
This is a great option for events where space is tight and/or parking is not available.
Deluxe Lighting Package: Includes FOUR spectacular freestanding dynamic LED stick lights and two ADJ up lighters. Watch the videos below to see examples of the lighting displays possible. The lighting can be personalised to your event and your taste (e.g. if you have a particular colour theme etc). Alongside my signature silver sparkle congas, the new deluxe stage lighting rig really adds the wow factor!
Standard Lighting Package: Includes two ADJ up lighters for the full set up and a single up lighter for the bongo set up. Standard lighting is included at no extra cost.
Sound and PA options
For solo shows I am able to provide my own professional PA systems.
I have a number of flexible PA options to suit all occasions and room sizes, including;
- A compact 10″ single speaker PA, perfect for smaller venues, drinks receptions and speeches
- Two large 15″ speakers for bigger venues and evening receptions
- A Yamaha stick PA with 12″ subwoofer. A compact system with a huge sound!
These speakers can be used independently or in combination and enable me to provide music in multiple locations if required. Each PA has an inbuilt mixer meaning microphones and audio equipment can be plug directly into them. All of the speakers also have preset EQs specifically designed for speech, ensuring announcements and speeches are crystal clear.
For all events I provide my own microphones, mixing desk, in-ear monitors, and cables to connect to the DJ or sound engineer’s mixer using any kind of standard connector (xlr, jack, RCA/phono).
– The compact percussion rig with small PA requires an area of 6ft wide by 6ft deep
– The large percussion rig with full PA requires a minimum of 12ft wide by 6ft deep
If playing with a DJ, I need to be within 15m of them and will need to plug into one of the channels on their mixing desk.
I need to set up within 10m of a plug socket.
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I have recently added an electronic percussion instrument to my set up which enables me to play 400 drum and percussion sounds from one unit!
This is a great option for international gigs as it is much more portable than the acoustic set up but allows me to recreate the sound of all the instrument in my acoustic set up and many more!!
Additional acoustic percussion can also be hired for international gig.