Meet Martin's wonderful team!
Jessie Collins is one of London’s top percussive dancers and fiddle players. Studied at the Northern ballet school, she is versatile in her styles and technically sound.
A member of the Thames house orchestra, Cutashine and Club debris.
Studied at the London College Of Music and since graduating has played around London and England in several Jazz and Rock bands. Including notably Midas 22 and Gypsy Butter.
He is currently recording for the French artist ArchiPol in Paris with the album ‘La Nostalgie’ due out in late Summer this year with a French tour to follow.
He is also working on the album ‘London Nights’ with the singer Olumese, which will be full of cheery Pop toe-tappers (keep an eye on his youtube and Spotify for the latest updates on that)
He also released last year an instrumental album called ‘Swings and Waltzes’ which is available on Spotify, ITunes, and free to listen on Youtube.
Phaxsi Coca is a very well-known Bolivian woman musician. She has collaborated with projects as Bolivian Jazz and Comunidad Sagrada Coca in her own country, and has been playing with bands from many countries, from Bolivia, to the UK, to Cuba, to Japan.
Now based in London, she is a co-founder of female band WARMI, and mixes her rhythms with the Andean fusion band Lokandes. She has played at many music events and festivals such as the Big Chill, Glastonbury, and the O2 Arena among others.
Joseph Hardy is an actor and musician originally from Liverpool, now based in London. He has been writing and performing music and songs for theatre for a number of years, notably for a production of The Cherry Orchard at Bristol Old Vic/Manchester Royal Exchange (2018), and for LASTheatre’s family-theatre shows The Lion Inside, and The Rascally Diner. His primary instrument is the accordion, and while not working in a theatre setting, he plays regularly with various groups for gigs and functions in and around London.
He also plays regularly with London-based bands Tarsus and The Balkanoes. As an actor he has worked up and down the country at many regional theatres and on tour with credits including: Christmas Carol (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Cherry Orchard (Bristol Old Vic/Manchester Royal Exchange); Metamorphosis (Collide Theatre/Incoming Festival); Uncle Vanya (HOME Theatre); The Rascally Diner, A Christmas Carol (LAStheatre); The Boy and the Mermaid, Once Upon a Snowflake (Paper Balloon); Pinocchio (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Soldier’s Tale, Façade/Strange Joy (East London Music Group); Dreamboats And Miniskirts (Bill Kenwright Ltd – UK tour); The Hypochondriac (Theatre Royal Bath).
Ayoze de Alejandro Lopez
Ayoze de Alejandro Lopez is a Gran Canaria-born drummer/percussionist based in London who has collaborated with international composers, choreographers, performers and shows like Yelfris Valdes, Abel Selacoe, Will Tuckett, Soumik Datta, Orphy Robinson, Kan Yama Kan Theatrical Play, Ernesto Hermosa, Paul Clark, Jean Pierre Magnet, Maya Youseff, Nani Noam Vazana, Kadialy Kouyate, The Turbans band, Attab Haddad, Ramon Ruiz, Yinka Esi Graves, the female duo Farafi, Lokandes band, etc.
Playing in many venues and festivals like Ronnie Scott’s Jazz London, Riyadh Season, Jerusalem Jazz Festival, Mondriaan Jazz Festival Holland, Manchester Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Live London, Live show on BBC Radio 3, Ta Blue Festival India, Festival Flamenco y Punto Lima-Peru, Glastonbury Festival U.K., Jazz Cafe London, Drum session in AIR Studios London, Winter at Tantora Festival Al-Ula (Saudi Arabia), Fusion Festival Berlin, Ozora Festival Hungary, and Colour Of Ostrava Czech Republic….
Josh Middleton is a London-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and musical director specialising in Klezmer and East European Folk styles. He studied Bulgarian music at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts, Plovdiv, has worked with Klezmer and Balkan music ensembles such as She’koyokh and The London Klezmer Quartet, and has recorded for artists as diverse as DJ Vadim and Kadialy Kouyate.
He has toured extensively as MD and accordionist with String Theatre (Tunisia, Turkey, Russia, Hungary, Serbia), Nick Cassenbaum’s Bubble Shmeisis (USA, Malta) and his ensemble Don Kipper (Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy) which has received much critical acclaim (**** The Guardian, **** The Evening Standard).
Theatre Credits include Indecent (The Menier Chocolate Factory 2020, 2021)
Josh grew up on The Puppet Theatre Barge and therefore has been writing and performing music for puppet theatre from an early age. Notable original scores include End Games 2015, The Butterfly’s Spell 2018, The Insect Circus 2019, The Crow’s Tale 2020, The Red Balloon 2022
Maria Gomez Martin
Folk & Flamenco musician, taborrer, guitarist & singer