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DAMIAN MAGUIRE
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Piano.

ABOUT

DW(7 piece) DRUM KIT & PERCUSSION (full range)
BSC GRADUATE (Music & Business/Finance Inv.)
JAZZ/WORLD DRUMMER & COMPOSER
2ND INSTRUMENTS: Violin, Piano, Vocals, Guitar, Bass

Started career as professional Jazz performer at age 16, performing with top local artists including Karen Karian, and Joe Limburn (YJMY). Since then performances with Jazz groups include Phil Clark Quintet, and G13

Experience includes performing for African Dance, Theatre, Barn Dances, Functions & Cruise (Caribbean, 1999-2000).

Over 15 years of professional recording/performing experience with bands including Uncle Fester, Purple Heads, Godhead, Vontramps, Mangusto (AKA – Huncho Gringo), Sea Monkey’s, Perico, Cabinet of Living Cinema, The Discord, Kathouse, Kobandallas and Mostly Water.

2004 onwards: General/publicity for several community/music organizations including, NRFG, EEIB and St Clements Music, Bournespring Centre. Teaching/Workshop leading for CODA Fiddle Orchestra (Children in local schools). Workshop Leading for Lifescopes (Mental Health/Rehabilitation) (2011).

Currently doing functions/barn dances with‘Mazeltov’ (Klezmer band).
Recent tourdates include ‘Sound Solutions, for their musical, ‘Loose Change,’ and with Manikin Time Shark (AKA – Blacksnow). Recent releases include Drum Samples & SX3 (Space Ace Robot – Solo Act)

Hobbies include Spanish, History, IT, Film/Animation, Sports and Dance. Regional Researcher/Local Elections Candidate (2011) for SW & SED Green Party. Also active in Environmental groups (Including Greenpeace and Transition Towns)


BIOGRAPHY

Started career as Jazz performer at age 16, and had previously worked with bands doing recordings and gigs including the album, ‘3 Days Past Haven’ (Mostly Water).

First advanced music study at Bournemouth College (Btec Pop Music Diploma) and following this became a full time drummer on the Thompson Cruise (Emerald - Caribbean 2000).

2005+: Involvement with managing/publicity for several community music organizations including, NRFG, EEIB and St Clements Music and Producer/Founder of Magic Cloud (Music & Productions)

Recent performances include with, ‘Sound Solutions, (‘Loose Change’ – Musical) and with ‘Tredmill’ (Folk group), and ‘Mazeltov’ (Klezmer Group).

1995+

 Karen Karian (Jazz Quintet): Performances including weekly residency At ‘Poole Quay’
 Mostly Water: Album – ‘3 Days Past Haven’ (Had Radio Play)
 Uncle Fester: Performances including - HMS President, London & Poole Arts Centre
 Mangusto (AKA – Huncho Gringo): Performances including - National Music Day, Poole.
 Godhead: Performances including – The Millenium, Bournemouth

2000+

 Thompson Cruise (Emerald), Caribbean (1999-2000)
 Coda Music Fiddle Orchestra (Since 2004) (Teaching Folk Music/Improvisational Skills To Young Children In Schools) (Led By ‘Jack Maguire’ From ‘Stromenti’)



2005+

 The Discord: Performances include ‘The Capitol,’ Glasgow
 Light Brigade (Folk group): Performances including annual barn dance residency at CODA Music Centre, Christchurch
 Manikin Time Shark (A.K.A - Black Snow) (Album releases - Magic Cloud 2005+) (Performances include: Kozmic Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival, Devon 2011, and ‘Space Ritual (Hawkwind members - Support), at Mr Kyps 2012)
 Space Ace Robot (Experimental Pop) (Album releases - Magic Cloud 2006+ )


RECENT

 G13 (Jazz/Funk Trio)
 Kobandallas (Members from Mostly Water) (Recording at ‘Swan Studios,’ New Milton)
 Tredmill (Folk Trio ) (regular barn dances/functions in South West region)
 Loose Change (Musical) – Sound Solutions’, Bournemouth (South West tour – Including ‘The Mowlem Theatre,’ Swanage)
 Peacing It Together (Children’s Musical – With ‘Mazeltov’)
 Mazeltov (Klezmer band) (regular functions in South West region)
 Lifescopes (Bournemouth) (Mental Health & Recovery) – Weekly workshop leading



PRODUCTS


NEW RELEASES (INCLUDE)


DRUM SAMPLES (‘Latin/Breakbeat’ and ‘New-core’ electric drum samples available for use - at many different speed levels - BPM indicated on tracks)

PREVIOUS RELEASES (INCLUDE)

HISTORY OF MUSIC (BOOKS) (2002 - 2004) (Including POST ROMANTIC/ROMANTIC and JAZZ) (Based on essays written for music degree. Case studies include that of CHARLES IVES and DUKE ELLINGTON)

LATIN/FUNK (CD with TRANSCRIPTS) (2005) - Featuring single MEDITATE. Tracks written by DAMIAN MAGUIRE on the piano, with atonal and modal/instrumental techniques influenced by Jazz contemporaries including 'Nils Petter Molvaer' and 'Ozric Tentacles.'



TEL – 01202 257144
EMAIL – maguire.damian@.co.uk
WEB – www.allaboutjazz/damianmaguire

Screen name:
DAMIAN MAGUIRE
Member since:
May 15 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

‘I was influenced from childhood by a range of artists from the 60's (Such as, Pink Floyd) right through to the 90's (Such as, Chemical Brothers). My drumming has developed through the study of Jazz/Latin techniques such as, Poly-rhythms, Experimental Time Signatures, and, Salsa Rhythms.

‘I began composing at the age of 13, and was influenced at first by the 60's and 80's bands (Such as The Police). I then went on to study on a BTEC Pop Music, for which I was using Cubase, (Music software), to write experimental Dance/Funk music (Influenced by experimental artists such as the Aphex Twins and the Ozric Tentacles) which I would also transcribe and rehearse with other musicians.’

‘I later studied Jazz/Contemporary music at university and incorporated such ideas about harmony/instrumentation into my piano compositions. (My first Classical piece, which I did for a college project – Influenced by Modern/Romantic composers such as, John Cage and Stravinsky.)

‘I have recently been developing on my Jazz/Funk compositions (influenced by Jazz / Contemporary composers such as Steve Reich and Tommy Smith) to orchestrate them for Strings and other instruments such as the Vibes, Harp, and Sax. (These scores are now available).’

EQUIPMENT

DW DRUM KIT (7 PIECE)
LITE FLAT KITS
OTHER BAND EQUIPMENT, PA AND INSTRUMENTS
PERCUSSION (FULL RANGE)

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

‘The End Of The World Is Near.........Whatever You Do.....Don’t Miss It !!!’

2012 Mayan - End of Zodiac event. An all day experimental event of ritual celebration with band, exhibition, 60’s/70’ classics, stalls, experimental impro. and Flower Power.

INFO:

16th Dec 2012 - Portman, 97 Ashley Rd, Boscombe, Dorset, BH1 4LT (4:00-11:00)
Entry = Donations (Zany/60’s Dress)

ARTISTS/ACTS:

Dj Mark (Trance) + Sylvia Maguire (60’s/70’s Classics) + Manikin Time Shark (Psychedelic Fusion) + Experimental Improvisation + Stalls + Zodiac Talks + Poetry Salon (Simon Jeffery) + Dave Meyers (Mayan Art) + Tarot + Readings (Magic Roundabout) + Jack Maguire + Flaky Pastry


INFO:

Disabled Access
Children allowed – Until 6:30pm
Setting up – 12:00 onwards
Parking - Car Park
Entrance – Via The Portman (pub)

CONTACT/LINK:

Damian Maguire (Bsc):
Tel – 01202 257144
Mob – 07919 374301
Email – maguire.damian@yahoo.co.uk
Event - http://www.myspace.com/events/View/13215232/2012-End-of-Zodiac