DAMIAN MAGUIRE (BIOGRAPHY)

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DAMIAN MAGUIRE (BIOGRAPHY)

AKA – Space

Manager/Producer – Magic Cloud

Session Drummer/Composer – Since 1995

Bsc Hons (Music, Business & Economics)

2nd Instruments: Violin, Piano/Synth, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Vocals

Jazz/Session Musician & Composer since 1995 (1st Instrument – Drums) . A touring musician for over 15 years, including for Theatre, Orchestra, World Music, Functions & Cruise Ship (Caribbean). Experience includes Drummer & Stage Assistant for Theatre including Artemis, Sound Solutions & Dead Rat Theatre. Promoter for Bands/Artists including Kaira & Hatstandy Andy

Teaching experience includes working in Schools, Youth Work and Mental Health/Rehabilitation, including Musical Assistant Trainee for CODA Fiddle Orchestra in local schools. Over 20 Years community experience including: Regional Research Assistant for South West Green Party; Local Elections Candidate for Boscombe West. A long track record of assisting charities/campaigns including YMCA, Transition BH, Bournespring Trust.

COMMUNITY & DEVELOPMENTS

2000-2010

Degree studies included Statistics, Bookkeeping, Arts Therapy and Environmental Economics. Assistant of Jack Maguire with local development initiatives. Experience includes working with Young people, Children and training includes Police (Work/Train), Equality/Diversity and Counselling certificates. Political experience includes as Campaigner for Social Workers Party. Health/Safety surveyor for Springborne & Boscombe West Neighbourhood Management in 2004. Certificates include: SVQ2 Intro to Counselling; SBS Customer Service;

ESF Retail (Personal Security, Equality/Diversty). Founded Stage 2 (Fundraising for Charities/Campaigns)

2010 Onwards

Previous work experience includes publicity and economic/political/environmental research. Including Research Officer for SE Dorset Green Party. Founder of campaigns: Animal Welfare Campaign; Anti War Campaign; Campaign for Sustainable Food; Campaign for Better Healthcare.

Experience also includes organizing meetings with local Forums involving public/local councilors, and putting on presentations regarding political issues and regeneration. Including Treasurer (Boscombe Area Forum) and Steering Group Member (Boscombe Forum) Trained at events as Steward (NVQ2) with Community Event Network Initiated Fundraising workshops for Edukid (Overseas/Education).

MUSIC

1988 – 1997

Training includes with St John’s Choir School (1987-1988), Dorset Youth Percussion Ensemble (1995-1997), Bournemouth and Dorset Youth Orchestra’s (1989-1992), Wavendon Summer Jazz Course (1996), Violin/Piano Grades (with Jack Maguire)(1985 onwards) Boscombe Samba Group (1996-1997), and local African Drum Circles (1994 onwards).

1990-2000

A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Uncle Fester and Mangusto (AKA – Huncho Gringo). Recording/gigs with other bands included:Godhead, Randy Cow Poke, Mostly Water, Purple Heads, Kathouse, Vontramps, Jelo, Weasil Knevil and Poppy Seed Hand Granades.

– Album with Mostly Water (3 Days Past Haven) (Had Radio Play including on 2CR FM) (1995)

– BTEC National Diploma in Pop Music (Bournemouth College) (1995-1997)

Jazz/World Music Drummer/Percussionist from age 16, including regular performances with Joe Limburn YJMY and residency with Karen Karian Quintet, Poole (1996-1997). In 1999 became Full Time Drummer on Cruise (Emerald, Caribbean) (In Wind Jam with Tim Fulker).

National performances included:

Uncle Fester – Poole Arts Centre (1995), Hothouse, Bournemouth (1996), Boscombe Community Fair (1996) and HMS President, London (1996); The Troubadors – The Egg Festival, Southampton (1995 & 1996), Kathouse – MU Competition, Weymouth (1994) and St Peter’s Concert Hall, Southbourne (1995); ” ” – Blandford Festival (1998); Mangusto (Huncho Gringo) – National Music Day, Poole (1996); Illucination (Live PA) – G-Spot, Blandford (1996)

2000-2010:

A large amount of performances with the Sea Monkeys, The Discord, Space Ace Robot (AKA – Spaceman) and Blacksnow . National performances included:

Space – Harbour House, Devon (2003), Sea Monkeys – Brockenhurst College (2002), Bournemouth Pier Approach (2003) and Grooves On The Green, Poole (2003): Rustys Revenge – Oran Mor, Glasgow (2007), The Discord – Beresford, Glasgow (2007); Harlequin (Function Band)- The George, Southbourne (2004); Tredmill (Folk) – Various Private functions in South West and Annual CODA Barn Dances, Christchurch (2005 – 2010); African Drumming – Boscombe Pier (2009) and Edinburgh Fringe (2003)

Teaching experience includes long placements with CODA Fiddle Orchestra ( Musical Trainee Assistant in local schools) (2004-2005)

2010 onwards:

A large amount of performances (including parties and festivals) with Manikin Time Shark, Space Ace Robot, Jack Maguire, Damian Maguire (80’s Tribute) and Mazeltov (Klezmer Band).

Manikin Time Shark (AKA – Blacksnow) – Kozmik Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival & Psychedelic Kozfest, Devon (2011 & 2012), Meyhem In The Meadows, Wimborne (2012), Boscombe Community Fair (2011), The Anvil (with Psy Groove) (2015) and Space Ritual (Hawkwind members) support, Poole (2012); South Coast Weddings/Functions with Mazeltov (2008 onwards); G13 – Christchurch (2010); Ian Ellis (Jazz – with Ben Taylor), Bournemouth (2016)

Drummer in Hopefool (One World Day) with Mazeltov – Children’s play (by Sharon Muriuru) with actors from Dr Who and The Bill (2010). Also Drummer/Assistant for Loose Change (Musical) (South UK Tour 2010) (Sound Solutions) and in Hitchcock’s – The Pleasure Garden (Orchestral Film Re-score by Dan Cohen) (Including musicians from Royal Academy and BSO) (2013).

Weekly Workshop Leader for Lifescopes (Mental Health/Recovery) (2011-2012) and Workshop Leader for Edukid (Overseas/African Charity) (2013-2014). National performances included:

Nick Collis (Jazz Trio) – Zaka Zulu, London (2013) and The Veranda, London (2013); The Two Steps (Jazz Group) – George Inn, London (2015); Space Ace Robot – Live@Troon Festival (2017), Green Community Fair, Poole (2014) and Dorset Music Awards (2012); 80’s/90’s Pop Tribute – The Longsdale, Troon (2016) and Edinburgh Fringe (2018)

Certificates include: Safeguarding Awareness (Skills & Learning); Learning Assistant & Education

PERFORMING ARTS & PRODUCTION

1980-1990

Childhood Performing Arts training since age 2 includes Acting, Skating, Singing, Thai Chi, Ballet and Comedy (Including with Jan Crawly, BCCA and St Johns Choir School)

1985 – 1987: Arts & Crafts workshops at Poole Arts Centre and YMCA, Bournemouth

1990-2000

Promoter/Manager for Artists, Bands and DJ’s since 1995. Drummer/Percussionist in Tribal Dance group (Senzar) at age 16. Founded Mushroom Cloud (Music/Media) (Princess Trust Funded).

2000-2010

Attended Behind the Scenes course at Royal Opera House (Stage Managing & Production) in 2001. Also attended Break/Street Dance and Acting Classes since 2004 (Including regular/ongoing training with 2nd To None). Degree level Theatrical studies include certificate with Vita Nova (Mental Health/Recovery). Dancer/Actor in Music Video with Lightbrowse, London. Also did Stand-Up Comedy performances including: Off The Wall Festival, Exeter Phoenix; Laughing Gas Comedy Club, Newcastle.

Manager/Producer of Magic Cloud since 2005. Held 9 x month placement doing Media/Publicity with the EEIB and NRFG Youth/Music centres in Glasgow. Experience as Stage Assistant also includes with Mantovani Orchestra. Held placement in 2008 doing Lighting/Stage Management with Dead Rat Theatre & Artemis (A Weevil in the Mind of Vincent Van Gogh – South UK Tour 2008). Experience as regular Assistant at annual festivals includes at Mayhem in the Meadows, Beltane Fire Society and Forever Sun. Founded Manikin Time Shark (Theatre Company) (Young Entreprenuer – 4th Award).

2010 onwards

Comedy performances include at Extra Second, Glasgow.

Tech Volunteer with Beltane Fire Society in 2008 and 2018.

Performing Arts Promoting/Teaching in London with companies including Music Case, Local Music Lessons, Artshead and Jomi Events.

Certificates Include:

MB Module (Health & Safety); HSE 1st Aid; Video Editing (EEIB); ESF Retail (Manual Handling, Fire Safety); Drama Writing (5 CATS); Theatre (Vita Nova)

Interdisciplinary Performing Arts Degree Modules (Dartington College) (Arts Management’s , Ensemble Studies, Arts Therapy & Workshop Skills)