Styles Medieval Minstrels
Counties Bedfordshire • Berkshire • Buckinghamshire • Cambridgeshire • Cheshire • Cumbria • Derbyshire • Durham • East Riding of Yorkshire • Gloucestershire • Greater London • Greater Manchester • Hereford & Worcestershire • Hertfordshire • Kent • Lancashire • Leicestershire • Lincolnshire • Merseyside • North Yorkshire • Northamptonshire • Northumberland • Nottinghamshire • Oxfordshire • Rutland • Shropshire • South Yorkshire • Staffordshire • Suffolk • Tyne and Wear • Warwickshire • West Midlands • West Yorkshire
This Medieval Minstrel is available for functions and weddings all over the UK.
He is a unique performer and entertainer - an Elizabethan minstrel who travels extensively throughout the UK performing for weddings, corporate events and festivals, dressed in stunning costumes, typical of a court musician of the 1580s.
A professional since 1984, he is now established in countless historical venues as a unique soloist, offering a prestigious package to make your event truly memorable.
~ for his selection of instruments: there is no other in the UK who uses this combination, all faithful copies of originals.
~ for the quality of his costumes: all exquisitely hand-made in various colours.
~ in his presentation: strolling, mingling and entertaining guests with wit and banter in a number of languages.
~ for his one-man package of entertainment including:
- processional music
- gentle background music
- romantic and risqué ballads
- lively dance tunes
~ in his ability to choose and suggest the correct music to suit each occasion.
~ and experienced in planning events and consulting with clients, liaising with venues, agents and organizers.
~ in his approach to a whole event, either as a soloist or with a group of entertainers.
He has recorded many albums and has appeared in stage productions and on TV and radio. His current CD, a solo recording entitled 'Bassadanza' features his Italian repertoire including many items never previously recorded.
"Full marks for enterprise and imagination! This extraordinary disc is the calling card of a real Renaissance man, who appears looking roguish in suitably flamboyant Italian attire on the sleeve insert. The repertory is a wide-ranging collection of Italian songs and dances from 1517 to 1617, plus a couple of his own compositions. This disc has more variety than one has a right to expect, a good helping of seriously unusual repertory and plenty of gioia. Highlights include some very successful playing on orpharion and cittern and vigorously uninhibited strumming on the colascione." - Early Music Review
THE THINGS THEY SAID
"Bloody 'ell, you really can play that thing!"... Bill Wyman
"Exciting"... HRH The Prince Andrew"
I really like your music"... Meatloaf
"Could you sing another [bawdy ballad]" The Duchess of York
"So, how does the hurdy-gurdy actually work?" thousands of happy and intrigued listeners
"Good afternoon"... HRH The Prince Edward