gabriel56405
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Gabriel Uduka Who likes to be referred to as Simply Gabriel is an anointed, dynamic & multi – talented gospel music minister, Jazz musician, instrumentalist, song writer, vocalist, producer & music director. He has well over twenty years of experience in the music ministry & played his first instrument (Trumpet) at age 6 under the tutelage of his equally highly gifted father Mr. Dickson Ogburanwa Uduka who himself was a notable highlife & gospel musician, band leader, trumpeter, vocalist & percussionist.
The fourth child in a family of six, Simply Gabriel now married with two kids, is a graduate of music from the Delta State University Abraka, in Delta state Nigeria, with a second class upper honors. After his graduation, Simply Gabriel also proceeded to Nehemiah Bible Institute Okuokoko, Delta state & The International School Of Ministry (ISOM) Warri, Delta State Nigeria under Papa Ayo Oritsejafor’s ministry; whom He also served as a music director, to obtain his certificate & diploma in Christian Education.
Over the years trained he has worked with & trained many individuals, various bands, choral groups as a band leader & music instructor & producer who believes in bringing out the best amongst God’s people via godly creativity. After well over 8 years of playing in the circular world, God commissioned him to take his music back into the church and reach out to the world from there with His word through gospel music ministrations thereby bringing healing, deliverance & salvation to many. This he does often as a saxophone minister & singer.
The founder & creative director of PRAIZE FACTORY PRODUCTIONS, Simply Gabriel who draws his inspirations mainly from the word of God, nature, the environment & people around him believes in writing simple easy to follow, scripturally sound songs that enables his audience to easily connect & remain enraptured God’s presence. He has well over three hundred gospel songs written by him & is still writing as inspired by the Holy Spirit. With a very strong Highlife, Reggae, Afrobeat & Jazz influence, .
A few of His sax works from the album Oyo Kporo (African Jazz Gospel series) can be found on his page under the name Gabysakx @ www.jazzmatrix.com/gabysakx

Screen name:
gabriel56405
Member since:
Jan 19 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

some of His influences both secular & gospel includes his father Mr. Dickson Uduka, Louis Armstrong, Jim Rex Lawson, E. T. Mensah, Bob Marley, Grover Washington jr., Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Kirk Whalum, Earl Klugh, Jonathan Butler, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Hugh Masakela, Paul Simon, Tracy Chapman, Paul Wilbur, Kirk Franklin, Phil Driscoll, Majek Fashek, Buchi, Bob Fitts, Don Moen, Ron Ron Kenoly, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Panam Percy Paul, Micheal J.W. Smith, Matt Redman, Benjamin Dube, to name just a few. He also has some contemporary musicians whom he admires; the likes of Sammie Okpsoso, Flo, Victor Atenaga, Pst Marvelous, Joan Paul Momodu, Asa, Jodie, Nathaniel Bassey, Kaystrings, Pastor Onos, Jahsan Lionel, Jodie, Olamietan, Morris Onuegbue, Gbubemi, Big John, Enoch Attey, Uche double, Henrisoul, Chirondala, Frank Edwards amongst many

Instrument experience:

Bagpipes:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Saxophone:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Epiphone jumbo Acoustic Guitar, Gibson Custom Jazz electric guitar, Alto / Tenor Sax, Electric Piano - Casio CDP-120, A mini recording studio & Bb Clarinet,

MUSIC