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Elliott Blackler

London, United Kingdom

Musician

www.londonguitar.webs.com

I'm a session guitarist, bass player and also an experienced music tutor. I have experience working professionally with artists across a wide range of styles. I read music and can also create rhythm, lead and melody parts suited to each song. For booking information and performance samples contact me via the links on my page. www.elliottblackler.webs.com www.facebook.com/elliottblacklermusic

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Santorini

Composition recorded in 2009.

Physical Details

Height:
182 cm / 6ft 0in
Hair color:
Brown
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Hair length:
Short
Skin color:
White
Hair type:
Straight
Eye color:
Brown

Experience

2013
  • Bass Player : RHCP tribute (dep), Exeter, UK
  • Freelance session guitarist, London, UK
  • Private Guitar / Bass Tutor, London, UK
  • Music Teacher : Brent Music Service, London, UK
  • Guitarist : Seeds of Soul, London, UK
  • Session Guitarist : Nightshade Music Group, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Session Guitarist : Dolls Combers, Milan, Italy
  • Session Guitarist : Vendetta Music, London, UK
2012
  • London Guitar Academy Tutor : Guitar / Bass / Music Theory Tutor, London, UK
  • Live Guitarist : Emma Blakk, London, UK
  • Studio Guitarist : Nightshade Music Group (UK/SA), London, UK
  • Recording and performing (Famestage) : Kim Alvord and Rachele Rhienne, London, UK
  • Session Acoustic Guitar : Trenyce Cobbins (Thriller Live/American Idol Finalist), London, UK
  • Bass Guitarist (Brando Walker) : Funk, London, UK
  • Recording 89 Arrogance Records : Working with Keiran Skye, London, UK
  • Freelance Musician : Studio and live session guitarist/bass guitarist, London, UK
  • LRC (Guitarist) : Function band 2005 - to date, Devon, UK
  • Freelance Music Tutor : Guitar/Bass/Theory, London, UK
2011
  • Session Musician : Live and studio musician, Sydney, Australia
  • Musical Arranger : Arrangements for 5 piece bands, Sydney, Australia
  • Jazz Duo (Mood Indigo) : Guitar, Sydney, Australia
  • Guitar/Bass teacher : Legato Music Academy, Sydney, Australia
  • Guitar/Bass teacher : The Learning Lounge, Sydney, Australia
2010
  • Dep bass player : Excess baggage (Function band), Devon, UK
  • Funk 54 (guitarist) : Function band (2007-2010), Devon, UK
  • PGCE (DTTLS) : Teaching Qualifcation, Plymouth, UK
2008
  • Bass Player : Red Ruption, Devon, UK
  • University of Plymouth : BA Hons Music, Plymouth, UK
2006
  • Kontrol Freaks live and studio musician : Pop, London, UK
  • RHCP tribute (bass) : Bass guitar 2006-2010, London, UK
  • Guitar/Bass teacher : Newton Abbot College, Devon, UK
2005
  • Grade 7 Classical Music Theory : (ABRSM), London, UK
  • Grade 8 (Trinity) : Electric Guitar, London, UK
2004
  • Session musician : Rivieria Music 2004-2006, Devon, UK
  • Eruption (guitar) : Rock covers band (2004-2008), Devon, UK
  • Guitar/Bass teacher : King Edward VI Community College, London, UK
  • Grade 8 (Trinity) : Bass Guitar, London, UK

Music

Guitar ability:
  Expert
Vocal range:
  Baritone
Bass Guitar ability:
  Expert
Composer ability:
  Expert
Vocal ability:
  Backing vocals
Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
Favorite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Country
Influences: Michael JacksonEric ClaptonAllan HoldsworthJamiroquaiStevie WonderRobben FordGary MooreBrad PaisleyWeather ReportAlbert LeeBrent MasonDel AmitriJohn MclaughlinMartin Taylor

Elliott Blackler - B.A. Hons / P.G.C.E

I am a music graduate with a PGCE and work as a session musician and music tutor in London. I have nine years of professional performance experience working with bands and duos across a broad range of musical styles. In 2011 I travelled to Australia where I worked as a guitar tutor at the Legato Music Academy. I also recorded guitar tracks, transcribed and arranged for various band leaders and performed at Sydney’s prestigious Ivy Lounge.

Since returning to the UK in 2012 I have been working as a musician for live performances and studio recordings, whilst continuing my work as a guitar tutor. Highlights have included recordings with soulful house producers DJ SGZ (S.A) and Dolls Coombes (Italy) and live performances in The Ritz Jazz Club, The Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts, The Hippodrome and The Pheasantry.

My passion for music is evident in my teaching style and I am stylistically versatile in all contemporary styles including rock, jazz, blues, funk, hip-hop, soul and country. My depth of knowledge enables me to cater for students with specific or wide ranging musical interests. I discuss long term musical goals with new students and this helps to set appropriate short term targets to develop their skills and provide milestones by which to measure their progress.

I keep accurate records of each student’s progress and email each student with a specific weekly practice routine. I encourage students to develop every aspect of their performance skill set including, improvisation, set pieces, music theory, aural skills, performance technique and rhythmic study.

In particular, I highlight the direct relationship between harmony and melody. This encompasses the use of arpeggios, scales, harmonised scales, chord extensions, chord substitutions, key changes and the use of Roman numerals to understand harmonic sequences. This helps to develop students’ ability to transpose, improvise, compose and can also aid aural perception.

I have previously taught at South Devon College as a music lecturer on a Foundation Degree music course, delivering performance and contextual studies modules. This required me to plan and deliver schemes of work, lesson plans and build course materials. I also taught the electric guitar, contemporary acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar, building on my previous experience of teaching the guitar in secondary schools in Devon.

For more information regarding my teaching or performing please get in touch.

Elliott

www.londonguitar.webs.com

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