Performers for Freek Street
Hypnotist: David Bolton
Electric Bass & Guitar: Lumai Francisco
Lumai is currently an undergraduate at Royal Holloway University, studying Maths and Music. With a background consisting primarily of classical music, jazz, musical theatre and rock, he has been honing his skills in drums, and both bass and electric guitar, for over 10 years. Lumai has been putting his abilities in performance to action in a wide variety of ensembles and shows, such as a production of Little Shop of Horrors at Edinburgh Fringe festival, the university big band and many more.
Trumpet / Flügelhorn: Jordan Masters
Jordan has been playing the trumpet since the age of 6, initially gaining his skills in various brass bands including Liss Band, Hampshire County Youth Brass Band and more recently, Spinnaker Brass. Jordan was also the principal trumpeter for the European Youth Summer School of Music (EYSM) for their orchestra and big band. His music has taken him on tour to Holland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Spain. Since the age of 11, Jordan has been playing in various jazz bands and big bands sparking his burning enthusiasm for swing music. He has played in Bugsy Malone, Hairspray, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Calamity Jane, The Addams Family, Ruddigore, the Pirates of Penzance and most recently West side story. He currently studies Electronic Engineering at the University of Portsmouth but continues the trumpet as a hobby playing the lead trumpet in Starlight Big Band, the University of Portsmouth Orchestra and the universities’ Big Band (as well as being their director). He occasionally plays in the universities’ concert band, Maury Deans’ big band, Pheonix Big band and the Dave Pearson Big Band.
Alto Saxophone / Flute / Clarinet: Adam Smith
Adam is a multi instrumentalist who has been playing clarinet and saxophone for over 11 years and has achieved grade 8 in both. Adam has played in pit orchestras for over 20 shows inside and outside of his education. He is currently completing his undergraduate studies in music at Royal Holloway University of London. As part of his studies he plays in several ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra, New Music Collective, Wind Band, Clarinet Ensemble and the jazz quartet ‘Table Service’. He also leads and plays alto in the university big band so enjoys the mix of jazz and theatre.
Keyboard: Jonathan Mitra
Jonathan is currently studying Music at the University of Huddersfield. Before this, Jonathan studied music, music technology and maths at South Downs College. Despite Jonathan being primarily a trumpet player, he works a lot on piano as his second instrument in the local area. He enjoys playing in a number of musical styles including classical, jazz and musical theatre.
For the past few years, he has worked with many amateur dramatic and musical societies in Portsmouth, Fareham, Petersfield and Hayling Island. He has enjoyed playing, rehearsing and Musical Directing a wide range of shows from ‘Guys and Dolls’ to ‘The Full Monty’.
Jonathan has been fortunate enough to play trumpet for the Huddersfield University’s production of King Arthur and as their trumpet soloist in Handel’s Messiah under the direction of John Bryan in his short time studying there.
Drums: Samuel Ottley
Samuel is studying for a music degree at the University of Surrey where his principle focus is the clarinet. He has experience in various other instruments, particularly the drums which he is playing, alongside percussion, in this production of ‘Freek Street’. He always finds productions to be an incredibly rewarding experience having been part of the band for several at South Downs College. He is looking forward to this one!”