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Matt Raymond

Musician

London, United Kingdom
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Physical Details

Height:
187 cm / 6ft 2in
Eye color:
Brown
Waist:
86 cm / 34in
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight

Credits

2014
  • Seabourn Odyssey : Drummer for Pit Band
2013
  • Holme Lacy House Hotel : Drummer for resident band
  • Agent Showcase : Played for Various different auditioning professional performers.
  • The Bachelors : Depped for Chart topping 60s act in Hereford
2012
  • Holme Lacy House Hotel : Drummer for resident band
2011
  • Holme Lacy House Hotel : Drummer for resident band
  • London College of Music : Masters Degree in Music Performance
  • Little Shop of Horrors : Drummer
2010
  • London College of Music : First Class Degree in Music Performance
  • Broke Britannia : Drummer
  • Fame : Drummer
2007
  • Drumtech : Music Performance Diploma
  • Percussion Ensemble (Play Shepherd's Bush Empire) : Drummer and Percussionist
2002
  • Starway Band (Play BBC1 Blue Peter) : Drummer
2000
  • Starway Band (Play Millennium Dome) : Drummer

Music

Drumming ability

Expert


Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Country

Influences: Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Mayer, Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Sting, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Chick Corea, Rolling Stones

Aged 26 Matt has played for over 120 different artists including Grammy nominated piano player Judy Carmichael, 60's chart topping band The Bachelors and several Tony nominated Broadway stars. Matt has also played in over 30 different musical productions including runs of Fame and Little Shop of Horrors in regional theatre and an original musical Broke Britannia which ran for two weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Matt has spent over 600 days working in different show bands on the luxury cruise line Seabourn. Before finishing his time on ships Matt got to visit 6 continents of the world and has had the pleasure of playing with musicians from these regions including Chinese Dulcimer players, Argentine tango harp players and Australian Drag Queens. The variety and challenge of playing different styles of music with authenticity is something Matt relishes.
Matt has actually played the drums since he was 4, performing at The Millennium Dome at the age of 10 and appearing on BBC 1 television’s ‘Blue Peter’ with his band at the age of 11. As well as teaching others to play drums Matt had already played more than 200 live shows with various bands by the time he was aged 16.
As a result of the recognition of his musical ability (which saw him awarded a ‘special achievement’ award from the Zildjian cymbal company aged 16) Matt Raymond was invited to commence his 3 year degree course at the London College of Music a year earlier than normal. There he studied with teachers such as Darryn Farrugia, Elliott Henshaw, Erik Stams and Hadyn Callow.
Aged 20 Matt graduated with ‘First Class Honours’ at B.Mus degree level. Subsequently, in acknowledgement of his musical potential, the College awarded him a full scholarship to continue his post-graduate studies. He went on to complete a Masters degree in music performance (M.Mus) passing with ‘Merit’ in the autumn of 2011.
It was on leaving University that Matt turned professional. In late 2011 he undertook a long-term residency in the Warner's Hotel Holme Lacy House in Herefordshire, playing with the house band ‘Shades’ for over two and a half years.
A highly competent and successful drum teacher, Matt has to date guided his students through more than 80 grade examination.
Seeking continual professional development for himself, Matt still studies under the internationally acclaimed drum teacher Bob Armstrong.
Comfortable and extremely proficient in performing all styles of music, Matt has the ability to play to click is a highly competent sight reader has his own top quality equipment and transportation.

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