The Midlands Violin Player - Violinist & Mandolin Player

This Midlands Violin Player is an in-demand virtuoso performer, teacher, session player and recording artist with a professional career spanning over thirty years. He is an accomplished electric violinist and mandolin player, as well as an experienced producer, arranger and composer.

He is based in the West Midlands but regularly plays and tours all over the world, playing large corporate functions for the likes of Rolls Royce, Park Lane Hotels and Marks and Spencer, weddings, dinners, and other formal events. He's playing has been enjoyed live by the likes of Bill Clinton, Bertie Ahern, Princess Anne and, in a personal career highlight for him, Joanna Lumley!

The Midlands Violin Player has nearly 30 years' experience as a session musician for TV and Radio, and has performed music for programmes as diverse as Top Gear, Pebble Mill, Not the Nine o'clock News and the Goodies, amongst many others. He was also a heat winner on the televised talent competition New Faces in 1987, successfully resisting the advances of Nina Mishkov!

He plays a 6-string electric violin as his primary instrument, giving him a diverse sonic range and tonal versatility beyond that of similar instruments. Fellow Violectra endorsees include Escala and Nigel Kennedy. He's preferred styles of music include blues, folk, jazz and soul, and he is regarded as one of the UK's foremost blues violinists.

The Midlands Violin Player has released over twenty records and DVDs, and also composes and records backing tracks for other solo musicians. He is an accomplished teacher, and uses modern video conferencing technology to remotely teach students from all over the world, as well as taking students in person. He's first instructional DVD, was released in 2006.

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Classical and Pop

  • Dancing in the Moonlight
  • Shape of You
  • Ain't no stopping us Now
  • Billie Jean
  • I shot the Sheriff
  • Havana
  • Despacito
  • We Found Love
  • Turn Your Love Around
  • Hold my Hand
  • Off the Wall
  • Stickwitu
  • River Dance
  • Air on a Gr. String
  • All I ask of you
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Ave Maria
  • Shubert
  • Ave Maria Bach
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Blue Bossa
  • Bring him Home
  • Calling
  • Cavatina
  • Chi Mae
  • Crouching Tiger
  • Danny Boy 
  • Desperado
  • Endless Love 
  • From this Moment
  • Genopody
  • Godfather Theme
  • Greatest Day
  • Lough Errin Shore
  • Make Believe
  • Meditation
  • My Way
  • Nella Fantasia
  • Nessun Dorma
  • O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Ode to joy
  • Pachebel Cannon
  • Palladio
  • Pavane 
  • Pia Jesu

Bollywood

  • Tujhe Dekha
  • Tum Hi Ho
  • Tujh Mein
  • Teri Meri 
  • Suraj 
  • Pee Loon 
  • Main Tenu 
  • Kal Ho Na Ho
  • Humko 
  • Churaliya
  • Pehla nasha Pehla
  • Pehli nazar mein
  • KABHI KABHI AISA LAGE
  • Jugni 
  • Jashan e Baharan
  • Tum Paas Aaye
  • Tere Mast Mast Do Nain
  • Tu Dua Hai Dua-Ishq Ne Krazy Kiya Re
  • Dil Diyan Gallan Tiger Zinda Hai

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