Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
I won 2nd place on the STL Hottest competiton last year for hot 104.1, and "Get it right" was number 7 on itunes for indi artist
Rev Helen Webb BA Mus
Excellence in Music Performance Award (2011), Raymond Shiner Jazz Award (2011) both from Nazareth College of Rochester
Judge for openMicUk and previous work includes co-presenter Showcase Tv for granada media and expert guest Trisha, Anglia and Channel 5
The Brit ,award ,The AMA ,The EMA ,The VMA
X factor ,American Idol
I have none at the moment
Ryan has done mastering for bands such as W.a.s.t.e, Doomer, Magnitudo 8 aswell as fundraisers such as beat:cancer compilation.
Played in Kern County Honor Band in Jr. High and all years of high school, Drum Major for two years, band manager for two years, marching tech for two years (after high school), woodwind coach for two years (after high school), principle Clarinet in the Bakersfield Youth Symphony, won a Concerto spot with the Bakersfield Youth Symphony in 2012, Musical Excellence Award, Leadership Award, John Philip Sousa Award, and I received two music scholarships.
I won the first prize as best singer in 2012 in BCM'agic-fest in Maharashtra. Which was my first participation and after that i won it for 3 consecutive years. After that i participated in CTC which was a national event where i cleared almost 2 stages and reached till Mumbai eliminations ,Unfortunately i couldn't make it to the finals. But trust me this was just the beginning & i learned a lot , overall it was a wonderful experience. I also do concerts and the most recent one was a charity show by SudsFiesta 3D 2014, I really love stage & music both & i am looking forward and preparing myself to participate in some big events.
One of our bands has been nominated at the L.A.Music Awards, another is a winner, and yet a 3rd one just received the "Best New International Artist" award in Russia.
In college, Douglas Therrell was the Florida State University School of usic student body President and an honorary fraternity member, he had leading roles in Opera performances, performed numerous recitals and solos over multiple states. He was a Scholarship member of the Florida State Marching Chiefs. Broadcaster and DJ for radio station WFSU.
Douglas performed a solo voice recital at Carnegie Hall, New York in October 1965 at age 25. He also performed in various other concerts and productions.
London College of Music Theory and Practical Grades 1 to 4, 7 First Class passes and 1 pass.
When I was studying in Paris, I was awarded 1st prize at the Claude KAHN Competition for piano duet (with my sister), 2nd prize at the Saint-Nom-la Bretèche Competition and 2nd prize at the International Competition of U.F.A.M. in Paris for piano.
As a composer, I was awarded "Runner-up" at the 2005 UK Songwriting Contest, (Instrumental Category) for "Serenade No.3", a work for violin and Piano. In 2007, my instrumental composition, "In My Dreams" won the Soundtrack Contest on Broadjam, an independent music website, and a year later, my New Age composition "Winter Flower" won an Honorable Mention Award at the 13th USA Songwriting Competition. In March 2012, my other New Age composition, "A Drop of Dew" entered the Asia Top 10 on Broadjam. Two of my chamber works, "Intermezzo" for flute and piano, and "Dancing By The Stream" for flute, oboe and piano were also finalists at the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest (Instrumental Category). In July 2013, "Danses Joyeuses", an orchestral piece which I co-wrote with my sister, was showcased at the Summer Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, performed by the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra (NUSSO) under the baton of Maestro LIM Soon Lee.
As a songwriter, I have three songs sung by Taiwanese pop princess, Jolin TSAI, Taiwanese actress-singer, Suzanne HSIAO and Malaysian singer, CHEN Yi Yi.
Through my entire life in music,I have managed to start and a music school which also caters for music for the street kids!.This is Nyali Music School and Center which I own and manage. Please my page here www.facebook.com/nyalimusicschool
James has credits with various artists including Grammy Nominated Musicians & Award Winners Like: B Angie B, Arrested Development, Men At Large, Sara Stokes, Robin S, Tony Sunshine of Terror Squad, Truth Hurts, Bobby Brown, Petey Pablo, Yung Berg, 112, MMG, T-Pain, Tyra B, Future, Amanda Cole of En Vogue, Bobby Valentino, and so many others.
Thank you very much for playing at our wedding, the band was fantastic and everyone really enjoyed themselves. You helped to create such a wonderful atmosphere and you got everyone up dancing. All our guests said how great the music was and I have passed your details onto some friends who are getting married next year.
All the best
Andy and Becky.
Josh and I want to thank you and the band very, very much for the great music on our wedding day at Solsgirth House. The afternoon music was perfect and really set the atmosphere in the gardens, everything was so relaxed and happy. And the evening music - well, what can I say. The variety was brilliant and really did get everyone up dancing....even if the dancing was a bit dubious at times. Lots of people have commented on how they enjoyed the music, and I have even passed on your contact details to a few friends. You are a very talented bunch. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day so memorable and so much fun. Our official photos are on - www.dukestudios.co.uk. Click on search/home at that point and weddings 2006 comes up - we are under Emma and Joshua. Have a look if you are ever bored.
Our very best wishes to you and the band- we have very fond memories of you.
Emma and Josh Robinson.
"Thank you so much for providing the musical entertainment at our wedding reception. The music you played was thoughtfully chosen for it's broad appeal and set the perfect atmosphere for the evening. Good fun was had by all! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family in the future."
Thanks so much Brian, to you and all the guys in the band. We had the best time and were very very impressed.
Best of luck for the future.
Andy and I just wanted to say a big 'thank you' for Saturday, You and the band were excellent and exactly what we had wanted. I hope you all enjoyed the night as much as we did, and managed to get a bit of food?
So many of our guests also commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how good they thought you were.
Many thanks once again,
Laura and Andy Milburn.
We so appreciated your fantastic music on Caroline and Joseph's wedding day. We enjoyed the music so much and it made the whole event...the best day that Morgan and I have ever had. The compliments since the wedding have been many and generous.
Thank you so very much......Morgan and Amanda
Just wanted to thank you for the fabulous afternoon's entertainment you and fellow band members provided us with for our wedding. Guests are still buzzing about the quality, indeed a number of hotel staff also spoke highly. Many many thanks and we will certainly book you again in the future.
Keith and Ann
Hi Brian, we're back from our honeymoon and just wanted to give you a some feedback from our wedding evening.
Swingthing are AWESOME. They were the ultimate crowd-pleaser at our wedding, everyone was up and dancing within minutes. Each member of the band is fantastic- we are musicians ourselves and apt to be critical but we could find no fault with any of them. They played a brilliant range of music from swing and jazz to Beatles and Take That covers. Excellent vocals and they showed their experience by making the evening's entertainment go without a hitch. If ever we get married again - they'll be there! Needless to say when talking about the wedding with guests all they say is 'what a fantastic band.'
Just to say a huge thanks again, you were truly brilliant.
Ella and Kieran
Dear Brian.....Thank you so much for all your music at Sarah and Alex's wedding. You worked so hard and it was very much appreciatef. It was lovely to have music for the oldies as well as the young ones.
Dear Brian.....Just to say a big thankyou to you and the Swingthings for playing at our wedding. The band were absolutely fabulous and everyone had a brilliant time! We couldn't have asked for better. Many Thanks
Sarah and Alex.
Dear Brian....Just a note to say thank you to you and your band for the wonderful evening you gave us at Camilla's 21st birthday party. Many of the guests said how much they enjoyed your music and the dancing. It was a super atmosphere and your choice of music and style made it really go with a swing!
Please do pass on our thanks to your excellent musicians - I shall have no hesitation in recommending you all.
Brian........Many thanks for the excellent performance from yourself and your band at our wdding in the All Saints Rooms on 4th September. All our guests said what a fantastic time they had and how brilliant they thought the band were.We picked you from previous personal recommendations without having heard you play and we definitely made the right choice. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.
Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.
Jon and Sarah
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