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ABOUT ME

Michael Sebastian creates ambient vibey music using guitar, vocals, drum pads and synth. Improvising and building loops on the fly, he can adapt to the mood of any space.

The set can liquidise tension at your business drinks, converge families at a wedding reception, or propel an atmosphere at a cocktail bar, gallery, or hotel. No matter what your event, Sebastian will provide a musical experience that is authentic and 'in the moment'. He takes influence from all genres of music and subtly fuses them to create a sound that a varied audience can relate to. In addition to that his impeccable timing and feel means that the music is always moving, oozing energy.

The set sits somewhere between atmospheric music and a live performance, so it doesn't intrude too heavily on an event. Though if people like and often do, they can take a moment to sit and watch the music, which, with four instruments being recorded live, can be quite entertaining.

In the summer of 2014 after travelling through Europe busking his way from city to city, honing his craft and playing to survive Michael Sebastian made his way to London. Between playing regular gigs with his signed full band, composing, recording and busking regularly, Sebastian began to perform his loop set in venues and at events around the city.

Beginning with a residency in a cafe and gallery called the Bowery in Camden, he has performed at various functions and events in London including: Stolenspace Gallery - Brick Lane, The Skip Garden - Kings Cross, The Bike Shed - Shoreditch, Rebel's Alliance - Shoreditch, Spitalfields Market - Spitalfields, Acrylicise - Shoreditch.

"Your music silences the city, the cars, the buses, the people. The booze and the drugs, that doesn't work, but your music does. Thank-you." - Homeless Spectator

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Pop
  • Funk
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I play these instruments:

  • Drum pads
  • Keys
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • Birthday Party
  • Private Party
  • Wedding
  • Company Party
  • VIP Event
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REVIEWS

9 Reviews

Booked Michael Sebastian for a Festival
5.0   Verified review

Michael is a great performer and fantastic person. He came early, had plenty of time to sound check and exuded a professional, relaxed approach, which we really appreciated.

Michael's music is mesmerising, and provided the ideal ambiance for the event, which included a mixed audience of all ages and backgrounds. It's a unique sound that kind of seeps in, drawing people towards the performer but with the feeling that you can still continue quiet conversations. Uplifting and engaging in a very refreshing way (You'll see what I mean).

We are so happy Michael was able to open our event, his lush, warm performance really set the tone for the evening. Thank you [url hidden]uldn't have booked a better - or indeed nicer - chap! Best of luck in your future career.

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Festival
5.0  

Michael is a great performer and fantastic person. He came early, had plenty of time to sound check and exuded a professional, relaxed approach, which we really appreciated.

Michael's music is mesmerising, and provided the ideal ambiance for the event, which included a mixed audience of all ages and backgrounds. It's a unique sound that kind of seeps in, drawing people towards the performer but with the feeling that you can still continue quiet conversations.
Uplifting and engaging in a very refreshing way (You'll see what I mean).

We are so happy Michael was able to open our event, his lush, warm performance really set the tone for the evening. Thank you [url hidden]uldn't have booked a better - or indeed nicer - chap! Best of luck in your future career.

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

Michael created a beautiful atmosphere at our garden party. His music is tranquil and melodic, setting the ideal tone for the festivities! We would highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a musician to create an ambiance at their event. Incredibly professional and great at gauging the audience, we'll definitely be asking for him to return - thanks again for the great set.

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

Michael is a very talented musician, his music style was perfect for our annual staff party evening drinks. Our guests absolutely loved it, I would highly recommend Michael for any event. Thanks again.

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

Michael performed for us on our first annual Thames River Cruise. He was brilliant! We have received several positive comments from guests about his music and his performance. Michael was flexible (especially given the temperamental weather we had on the day) and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended!

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

Michael played at the launch evening of our event on a chilly winter evening at the Skip Garden in King's Cross. He created a lovely ambiance which was perfect for people entering, drinking mulled cider and chatting. So may people at our event commented on how beautiful his set was!

He sorted all his equipment, placing himself in the best location for guests and was totally professional and got on with the job. We would have him back any time, and really recommend him!

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Company Party
5.0   Verified review

Having Michael Sebastian playing music at the Henri launch party was absolutely wonderful, it set a fantastic mood and atmosphere from the start evening while guests were arriving. Taking into consideration the style of the brand, he played music that suited the event perfectly and I think having him playing raised the 'standard' of the event significantly. I would highly recommend Michael and I look forward to potential collaborations in the future.

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5.0   Verified review

He crafts beautiful guitar loops and plays flowing intricate melodies to them. This lifted the mood of the cafe and created an energy which is unable to be replicated by playing records like we usually do. His music reflected the feel of the cafe, playing more exciting stuff when busy and calmer when quiet. The music was never intrusive and we would always receive compliments about his playing when he came in.

Over the autumn and winter months of 2014, Michael Sebastian played regular Sunday sets at our cafe Tower 47, which is now trading as The Bowery in Camden. He arrived with all the necessary equipment to perform, and would play to the customers in the cafe. I would recommend him to any venue that is looking for some live music to enhance the customers’ experience when they visit the venue. Alongside this he was always punctual and friendly.

Best Wishes, Syd Kelly, Director, The Bowery

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Booked Michael Sebastian for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

Michael played at our son's 25th birthday party and contributed hugely to a relaxed atmosphere. His music is touching and speaks to every age. His manner is very professional and personally engaging at the same time. I can highly recommend Michael as a musician for every event.

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