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Mr Drew Stansall
Mr Drew Stansall

20 yrs experience
Instruments: Saxophone
Genre/Style(s): Sax lessons in Leicester Any style from beginners to advanced, practical learning improvising and playing by ear a specialty!
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Saxophone Player Drew Stansall grew up in Leicester UK and has played and recorded with Jamaican ska pioneers: Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Alton Ellis, Derrick Morgan, Owen Gray, Rico Rodriguez and Symarip and The Specials
For many years Drew was at the fore-front of the old skool ska scene including many resident performances at the prestigious London venue 'Club Ska'. Throughout his career with the Jamaican artists he has played at many different types of venues from small bars to massive European festivals including playing at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland with Prince Buster.

Drew joined the reformed The Specials and played 2 sold out 30th anniversary UK tours in 2009, also played all the major UK festivals including main stage at V-fest and played to over 100,000 on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury and watch by millions on TV , also toured Australia, New Zealand, Japan and appeared on The Jools Holland Friday night live show.

In 2010 Drew played the Royal Albert hall, touring the States with the Specials playing LA, NYC, Cochella festival CA, taking in Toronto Canada and appearing on the late night Jimmy Fallon TV show in NY. The 2010 summer brought in even more Specials dates playing all the major European festivals & back to NY to play live on the David Letterman show.
2011 saw The Specials play all the major European festivals a EU tour and a UK tour finishing at the Alexandra Palace in front of a 10,000 sold out screaming crowd, In 2012 The Specials went back to Australia + New Zealand played two major festivals and sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth., over the summer of 2012, The Specials went back to Europe for the festival season playing 11 festival dates and finish the summer playing the Olympic games closing ceremony on Hyde Park with Blur and new Order. Drew also played live at the BBC Steve Lamaq show on radio 6 Madia vale studio’s performing with The Specials

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