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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.
For solo shows I am able to provide my own professional PA systems.
I have a compact single speaker PA for smaller venues; a larger 2 speaker PA for bigger venues and I also have a 1k Yamaha stick PA with 12″ subwoofer.
– 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
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Sound and Light
For all my gigs I provide my own microphones, mixer, 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).
I also provide my own lighting (adj mega tripar par can lights)
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 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.