Stefan Malinowski

I am a professional vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from the UK, working solo or with various different bands.   Currently based in Dubai, I play:

If I have the time and opportunity I also do commercial voice overs and acting jobs.

Check out my other YouTube videos, follow me on Instagram or Twitter and please do contact me for bookings or further information.

Repertoire

Through years of taking requests, jamming and adding audience suggestions, I have built up an enormous repertoire of songs across all genres from jazz to heavy rock, far too many to list so here's a tiny sample of the artists I cover:

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Electric & Double Bass

I switched to playing bass guitar in 2014, jumping straight into playing four to six nights every week whilst singing lead and backing vocals.  I'm currently playing 5 strings, essential for pop and rock covers, working on my upright bass for jazz material, and reading, not up to sight reading speed yet but I'm working on it.

Keys & Piano

I've been playing piano and keyboards with various bands since 1996 as well as sequencing tracks for bands and production shows.  I always try to make my tracks sound as live as possible often playing in the drum parts myself.  I prefer hardware keyboards and modules to software sound sources.

Acoustic & Rhythm Guitars

I play acoustic guitar (with or without a bunch of very clever pedals) and sing, usually going on stage without a plan and taking requests.  Having done this kind of thing for years I have built up a repertoire of nearly two thousand popular songs which cover most people's requests, even the ones trying to catch me out.  I have played gigs where I got away with playing lead but I would not claim to be a lead guitarist.

Drums

Taught by Freddy Adamson (Oscar Rabin Band, Bruce Forsyth) I joined the East Area School's Youth bands at the age of 10 and was introduced to orchestral, tuned and latin percussion before joining their jazz band as a kit drummer. Later I had regular drum lessons with Chris Burrows (Crazy World of Arthur Brown) and Andy Crofts (Scarborough Spa Orchestra) before taking reading gigs on cruise ships and holiday camps.

Gigs & Availability

I am currently freelancing in Dubai and available for solo gigs, fill ins or residencies.

Previous Gigs

I have played all over the Middle East for most of the last twenty years.
Below is a list of my main residencies, obviously not including freelancing details, one-offs and corporate jobs.

[5] = 5 Piece Band.  (BL) = Band Leader.
2016 - 2017Praxis [5]Bass, Keys & VocalsMaxx Music Bar [bar] Dubai
2016SoloGuitar & VocalsAl Qusr [restaurant] Dubai
2015 - 2016Ey-Up & Why-Aye [2]Guitar, Keys & VocalsNomad [restaurant] Dubai
2015Daytrippers [4]Bass & VocalsDouble Decker [bar] Dubai
2015Flipside [4]Bass & VocalsMcGettigans DWTC [bar] Dubai
2014 - 2015Flipside [3]Bass & VocalsRodeo Drive [bar] Dubai
2013 - 2015SoloGuitar & VocalsThe Stables [bar] Dubai
2013SoloGuitar & VocalsThe Docks [bar] Dubai
2012SoloGuitar & VocalsAloft [bar] Abu Dhabi
2012Eko [2] (BL)Guitar, Keys & VocalsThe Warehouse [bar] Abu Dhabi
2012Celestial [4] (BL)Guitar, Keys & VocalsDouble Decker [bar] Dubai
2011SoloGuitar & VocalsPotbelly [café] Dubai
2011The Kicks [3]Guitar, Keys & VocalsDouble Decker [bar] Dubai
2011Ad Hoc bands [4] (BL)Drums/Guitar/Keys & VocalsStars n Bars [bar] Abu Dhabi
2010 - 2011Superkatz [7]Guitar, Keys & VocalsRock Bottom [bar] Muscat
2007 - 2010Loose Cannon [5] (BL)Guitar, Keys & VocalsHeroes [bar] Abu Dhabi
2006 - 2007SoloGuitar, Keys & VocalsP.J. O'Reilly's [bar] Abu Dhabi
2006 - 2007SoloGuitar, Keys & VocalsThe Club [bar] Abu Dhabi
2006The International Playboys [5] (BL)Keys & VocalsMWR [U.S. Navy Base] Bahrain
2006Storm [5]Guitar, Keys & VocalsThe Lodge [bar] Dubai
2006Storm [5]Guitar, Keys & VocalsThe Pride of York [ship] UK
2006Graffiti Park [5]Keys, Drums & VocalsMWR [U.S. Navy Base] Bahrain
2005Graffiti Park [6]Keys, Drums & VocalsClub One [bar] Bahrain
2005SoloGuitar & VocalsFiddler's Green [bar] Bahrain
2005SoloPiano & VocalsUpstairs Downstairs [restaurant] Bahrain
2004SoloGuitar & VocalsThe Irish Village [bar] Dubai
2002 - 2004The International Playboys [6]Keys & VocalsRock Bottom [bar] Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Bahrain
2001Solo + in-house showsGuitar, Piano & VocalsLa Réserve [holiday park] France
2000 - 2001Lexx [4]Keys, Drums & VocalsDiggers [bar] Bahrain
2000SoloGuitar, Piano & VocalsLa Réserve [holiday park] France
1999Sonic Avengers [5]Keys & VocalsThe Warbler [bar] Bahrain
1998Legal Racket [5]Keys & VocalsJules Bar [bar] Dubai
1997 - 1998Legal Racket [5]Keys & VocalsPubs & Clubs [touring] UK
1996House band [8]DrumsThe Pride of Bilbao [ship] UK and Spain
1996House band [3]Drums & VocalsHaven, Reighton Sands [holiday park] UK
1995House band [2]Drums & VocalsSea Goddess I [ship] Mediterranean and Caribbean
1995House band [3]Drums & VocalsHaven, Reighton Sands [holiday park] UK
1994House band [2]DrumsThe Neptune Theatre [theatre] Liverpool, UK
1993House band [2]Drums & VocalsHaven, Barmston Beach [holiday park] UK
Infrequent venues also include:
Meydan, Nad Al Sheba [Race Track], Abu Dhabi Marina [F1 Track], Emirates Palace [Palace], Dubai Grand Hyatt [hotel] & Montecarlo Stars [bar].

Voice and Acting

I have appeared in various amateur stage productions in Dubai and a few professional ones, and performed voice-overs for various commercial videos and radio adverts, most recently making pre-recorded announcements and adverts for an international supermarket chain.

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