DRUMFIRE

DRUMFIRE

BandWorldAdult Contemporary

World music drumming at it's very best. Exciting and vibrant rhythms with soaring vocals presented by international artists endorsed by major drumming companies for their excellence in performance and presentation.

Biography

CHRISSE "MAMAFRIKA" FEROS -

A WINNING FINALIST of THE JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING AWARDS 2004 (World).

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS - Honourable Mention 2005

WINNER TIN Music Series 2006 USA

A WINNING FINALIST QMUSIC 2006 AUSTRALIA

A WINNING FINALIST PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS COURIER MAIL 2006

A WINNING ARTIST of MIDEM International Showcase Awards, Cannes, France 2005

A WINNING FINALIST - USA 5th ANNUAL INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS, world music.

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT with
"TOCA" Percussion & Drums, USA

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT with
"TAMA" Drums & Percussion

ASSOCIATE member of The Recording Academy (THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION) USA

SIGNED ARTIST with USA RECORD LABEL - SUMTHING DISTRIBUTION owned by Nile Rogers. CD "This Is How I See It".

CEO & HEAD FACILITATOR - "DRUMFIRE" Corporate Team Synergy Workshops.

DIRECTOR AND HEAD LECTURER - 'VOICEWORX" ACADEMY - Masterclasses for Recording artists.

Chrisse holds M.Mus, B.Mus, A.MUS.A. (Hons Performance)

Member of USA FILM & MUSIC NETWORK
Member of USA NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of RECORD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS (NARIP)
Member of INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY for MUSIC EDUCATION (ISME)
Member of THE MUSIC COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA.

Chrisse is of Greek/North African background and brings to the team some of these truly unique and very traditional rhythms.
She holds an international drumming endorsement with "TOCA" Percussions and Drums USA as well as being a signed artist to Nile Rogers, producer to some of the works of Madonna and Sting.
She runs a selective vocal school the "VOICEWORX" Academy for up and coming artists in the industry, as well as working as an in-session recording consultant for studios and vocalists.

With 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, she has toured internationally, and nationally, and her group has performed at the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000 by invitation of the OCA.

BRYAN MACARANAS -
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT with major drumming companies MEINL PERCUSSION & MAPEX DRUMS.
Acclaimed as one of the finest drummers on the east coast.
He has worked his own group, "Glockenspiel", which received airplay on Triple j, and has performed as support for such artists as Steve Vai, The Cruel Sea, Skunkhour, and the Screaming Jets..... He has composed, produced and recorded several Cd's, toured nationally, and has worked as an in-session studio artist. Bryan has a Phillipino background, and adds his own touches of extradordinary musicianship and drumming to the group.

NII YANKOS
INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ENDORSEMENT with "TAMA" Drums and Percussion, also with premier drumming and music companies of PEARL DRUMS, SABIAN CYMBALS, ROLAND MUSIC.
Joel is from Ghana in West Africa, he is an international performer, and concert artist and brings with him the true excitement, and wonderful colour of African rhythm.
He has toured globally with his group "Calabash" and has delivered performances to some of our largest corporate entities. He holds international endorsements by the premier drumming companies of Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, and Roland Music. Joel is highly accomplished in studio production and recording and has designed and delivered corporate drumming workshops both nationally and internationally.

Discography

"NO MORE JUSTIFYING" international release 1997

"CHASE THE DAY" national release 1999

"THIS IS HOW I SEE IT" International record deal and release 2004, this album is a winner of MIDEM, and a winning finalist track for the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING AWARDS 2004.

"MANTRA DUB" Roots dub, and reggae album with hiphop, R & B influences, this contains some of my favourite works, currently in production & due for international record deal & release in 2006.

"SOULMUSK" beautiful & ambient album of serene worldmusic featuring guest artists from Africa, South America & Australia.

"COLOURS OF TE DEUM" - VOLUME ONE.
choirs of soft voice over new age and contemporary compositions. Te Deum is volume one of a 10 part series.

"SHRINKWRAP" - rock, heavy metal album currently under my direction and production for Brisbane based band.

"A STORY TO TELL" - a winning CD with artist Bax.
Producer Chrisse Feros.

Set List

CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES: Unique presentations of dynamic world rhythms and song.
Duration of approximately 30-40 minutes. Minimum 5 artists.

TEAMBUILDING WORKSHOPS: We offer at least 5 different types of fun and exciting workhops, you can even design your own! Just call or email for the information to be sent to you.
Duration of approx. 60 minutes. Minimum of 3 facilitators.

MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVALS with optional attached workshops.
We bring at least 100 hand percussion instruments with us when required to conduct workshops for
schools & communities. We are highly experienced and thoroughly enjoy facilitating workshops for children and adults. Don't let your next festival miss out!