Poole, Britain (UK)
Multi-instrumentalist Graham Mann from Poole, UK, has been honing his craft for over 20 years. Producing a 12-track, self-titled album in 2002 alongside Paul Bennett at Knighton Heath Studios in Poole, he has also played with indie rock outfit Fly Casual from Guernsey and collaborated on album tracks for Safehouse, an improv group, before going solo in 2006.
Graham has played at an extensive range of venues that include:
The Lighthouse, The Central, The Atlantic Bar, St Mark's, The Italian Villa @Compton Acres and The Sandbanks Hotel (all Poole),
The Hallmark, Mr Smiths, and Highcliffe Castle (all Bournemouth).
Venues in Reading, Southampton, London & Guensey (with Fly Casual).
He has also played on open-mic nights at venues around Portland, Oregon, (USA).
Providing mainly an acoustic set of piano-vocal covers, Graham has a fully self-contained set up and is available for performance in a variety of contexts from lazy wine bars to corporate events to weddings. Offering an extensive repetiore at competitive rates, enquiries can be emailed to:
A non obligatory personal quote can then be offered based on your requirements.
Graham uses Yamaha pianos, notably a Portable Grand DGX630, Shure SM58 mics, Peavey PRO15 amps, Peavey MP600 mixer, Boss BR1200CD studio, QuikLok stands.
Graham does not use nor endorse the use of any Autotune software
'Graham joined a band i was in which wrote and played all its own music. We really did notice a marked improvment in depth and harmony with him. Nice guy, talented guy!'
- Damian Wood, guitarist & lead vocalist, Fly Casual
'I have seen Graham perform several times, the last time being at the Atlantic Bar, Poole, where I was his official photographer. He has an amazing talent, and everyone around me really enjoyed listening to him play. He has a very wide range of music genres and can adapt to many different music tastes as the gig dictates. His singing and keyboard is very easy on the ears, and very enjoyable. He takes his music very seriously, practices frequently and has all the equipment at his disposal. Being his photographer, I got to work with him for before the start through to after everyone had reluctantly left. He was very easy to work with and very adaptable, he had a lot of good ideas, and I look forward to working for him again. I think he is a real X Factor winner, you are just lucky to be able to book him at a much cheaper price, than if he actually pursued this journey. The girls (and the guys) love him, so will you'
- John Earnshaw, JSE Photography