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I am a pro musician and teacher and play violin/fiddle, viola, 'cello and Nyckelharpa mostly. I'm classically trained and have a music degree in jazz/popular music from Middlesex University, London, UK. I am excellent at improvising and fiddle music.
I have experience playing with orchestras and rock bands, ceilidhs and gypsy jazz groups, quartets and singer/songwriters, with dancers and theatres. I run a regular Irish session and teach privately. I am an excellent reader of music and charts, and have great ears for learning that way. I have played on over 50 albums for other people, I love subbing for other musicians and I'm always happy for a challenge. So if you're recording your album and want real strings, that's what I do - and I can do it at home and email the tracks back to you (or come to your studio).
Claims to fame? Viola on Uriah Heep 30th anniversary concert video, "Acoustically Driven"!
Being supported on www.patreon.com/saskiatomkins
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 01 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Oh that's a toughie, here are some...
Turtle Island String Quartet
Le Mystiere de Voix Bulgares
Acoustic and electric instruments
Pickups for all accoustic instruments
Amplifier and leads
Pedals (though I haven't used them in a while)
B Reel / Jake Bean
B Reel / Jake Bean Track number: 10 Year: 2013 Album: 2ish - Really Genre: Acoustic
A track from my duo "2ish" album, Really. It sits in both the fiddle and jazz camps. Both are written by us.