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Here's the story...

Last year we bought a house on the fantastic island of Fuerteventura and have decided we should make our home there and take early retirement next year.

So I have reluctantly let the band I play in know with plenty of notice to look for someone new to take over bass duties.
The band are based in the East Midlands in the South Derbyshire/Burton on Trent area. We have an extensive following and some fantastic gigs in the pipeline.
We play a mixture of covers in various styles from ska, motown & soul to disco, pop and rock n roll.
The band consists of a very talented and amusing singer/guitarist, a female sax player/singer, bonkers keyboard player, drummer/singer and your truly.

I am really quite sad to post this, but hopefully someone on here would be up the for it?
Message me if so and I'll put you in touch.


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came across your advert and thought .. why not... I’m a decent play, although I guess you’ll have to take my word for that ... was professional a while ago.. easy going, reliable and all round decent bloke :)

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im mike seal, played in bands for years, chek out my profile - played in a ska band for some time, looking for a new project

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Mike Seal has been an active musician for 30 years. He has worked as a musical director, composer, producer and engineer and has played hundreds of gigs across the world. He specialises in double bass, frettless and fretted bass. He can also play guitar, banjo, mandolin and most string instruments. He currently plays for blues artist Sean Taylor, and has done two european tours with him. Sean has a growing worldwide following and eight acclaimed albums to his credit. His most recent album was produced in Texas by legendary producer Mark Hallman and featured guest appearances from Eliza Gilkyson and Danny Thompson. It received a four-star review in Mojo and has been played on BBC Radio 2.

He plays with Lonesome Gods (Americana/Country) who are signed to Animal House Records ad there eponymous album comes out in October 2020. He also plays for the Avant-Garde Jazz trio Told Americans . They feature an intense experimental sound with political overtones. They have released an EP (Nub Music, 2016) and a LP (‘And The Grey Becomes One’, Nub Music, 2017) described by Fathea thus 'Told Americans possess an abundance of expert musicianship with energy, passion and a desire to truly experiment with preconceptions and push the artistic envelope to accurately express the ideas of the collective, and the result is unusual, stimulating and most invigorating'.

Till recently he played guitar and was co songwriter for Red Bird Sky who played Folk Americana across the UK and Canada. Their first album, released on tree top records and produced by Paul Milner in Canada. Folk words described it thus italics text'This album reaches for you to ensure you share in the intensity of its songs and the potency of its melodies. There’s a stunning combination here – the voice of Bernie Maguire, engaging and instinctive, coupled with the intricate versatile guitar of Mike Seal*'. This second album, The Unravelling', was given a four star review by R2 and described as a 'scintillating experience'

He previously played double bass and was co-songwriter for Blue Soup who played at the Jazz café, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Canterbury Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival etc. In 2012 they released occupied on A Major Sounds, 2012. produced by Paul Milner (Keith Richards, Eddy Grant, Sting) which was nominated for a Grammy.

Mike has also played on over 30 albums and composed over 200 songs. He co-wrote interlude music for ‘the Beeps’, (48 episodes) and theme music for Radio 4 programme ‘X marks the spot’

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