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Curriculum Vitae

Mishka Adams

Singer/Recording Artist/Instrumentalist/Teacher

19/05/84

adams.mishka@gmail.com

 

Education and Qualifications:

MMus Performance – Jazz Singing from Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2006-2007)

Advanced Practitioners Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage (2014)

Practitioners Diploma in Thai Yoga Massage (2010)

College of Music, University of the Philippines – Extension program and first year of diploma course in performance (2003-2005)

GCSE’s, AS and A Levels from King’s School Canterbury (2002)

Performing Experience:

Past gigs (venues):

UK and Europe: Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606 Club,  Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex Jazz Club, Pizza on the Park, Albert Hall, The Elgar Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall (foyer and main stage), Cadogan Hall, Barbican, St Ethelburga’s Church, King’s Place, The Forge Camden, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, The Stables, Dean Clough, Mojo Jazz Club Hamburg, Prachtwerk Berlin, Piec’ Art Jazz Club Krakow, St John’s Church Derby, Aquabit Gallery Berlin, Primo Bar Berlin, Gibson Guitar Studio. Philippines and Southeast Asia: Monk’s Dream, 70’s Bistro, 121 Allegro, Greenbelt 3 Park, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, The Bar 1951, Captain’s Bar at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New Leaf Book Café Siem Reap, L’Atmosphere Vientiane. Brazil: Fundicao Progresso, Caipi Hotel

Past Festivals:

London Jazz Festival, Manila International Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival, Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, Java Jazz Night Manila, Duckstein Festival Berlin, Gdansk Samba Festival, Thames Festival, Notting Hill Carnival, Lovebox, Twickenham Carnival, Luton Carnival Encontro, Enfield Festival, Zwischenraum Festival Berlin.

 

Lead vocalist for Pete Churchill & Mishka Adams album “Stories to Tell” UK (2015)

Headliner at Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival alongside Jose Gonzalez, Omar, Roy Ayers and Robert Glasper Experiment (2014)

Lead vocalist, composer, guitarist and producer for fifth album “Songs from the Deep”, recorded at Tracks Studios, Manila (2014)

Backing vocalist and percussionist for Ben Barritt’s album “What would you like to leave behind” Germany/UK (2015)

Vocalist for Atar Shafighian’s album “The Rise and Fall of Danny Chevron” released under Sus Music (2012)

Lead singer and percussionist for Rhythms of the City, directed by Barak Schmool (2008-2012)

Recording artist under Candid Records (2004 to 2012)

Producer and songwriter for first album “God Bless the Child” released under Candid Records (2004)

Co-producer and co-writer for second album “Space” released under Candid Records (2007)

Co-producer and arranger for four unreleased tracks on third album (compilation) “Willow Weep for Me” released under     Candid Records (2009)

Producer and arranger for fourth album “Stranger on the Shore” released under Candid Records (2012)

Principal founding member of and alto in The London Vocal Project, directed by Pete Churchill. (2008-present)

Alto for London Vocal Project on album “Mirrors” by Kenny Wheeler, released under Edition Records (2012)

As part of the London Vocal Project, I have performed with: John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Jackie Dankworth, Albert Hera, Bobby McFerrin, Roger Treece, Jon Hendricks among others.

Bandleader for Mishka Adams Band (2007 to present)

Commercial session recordings for Hit Productions Ltd. (2003-2004)

Bandleader for Blue Echoes group (2003-2006)

Teaching Experience:

Private music tuition for singing (all levels)

Master’s programme at the Guildhall included classes on preparing and giving educational workshops.

Band in residence for week-long Songwriting Workshop with Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme at Snape Maltings (2015)

Teacher with “Song Squads” for Merton Music Foundation on “The Journey” Project, performed at the Albert Hall (2012)

Enabler for Acoustic Rock Week at The Orpheus Centre (May 2009, 2010, 2012) -Songwriting week at a centre for young disabled adults.

Singing teacher for Merton Music Foundation (2011-2012)

Singing teacher and choir leader for North London Music Academy (2010-2012)

Singing teacher and choir leader for London Music School, Hackney (2010-2012)

Vocal Coach and Musical Director for Podchoir project in Pimlico (January-April 2010)

One day choir workshop for International School Manila (February 2010)

Jazz vocal and accompanying workshop for Philippine Normal University (February 2010) 

Gospel choir workshop for Cumnor House School (March 2010)

Vocal Coach for Chickitas vocal group (March 2008-February 2009) -A four piece all female vocal group, between the ages of 12 and 16.

Vocal tutor for La Coruna Jazz Summer School (July 2007) -workshops, leading a class of 6 singers, working on technique and ensemble singing.

Assistant vocal tutor for Glamorgan Jazz Summer School (August 2007) -Assisting head tutor in leading class of 10 singers