M I C H A E L
S E B A S T I A N
Michael Sebastian improvises dance music in real time.
His music has the structure of modern electronic; the freedom of jazz, and the depth of world music.
Using guitar, vocals, beatbox, and a synth, he layers ideas on the fly, creating a rich, vibrant sound.
His affinity for groove and feel allows for conflicting styles to fluidly co-exist.
L O N D O N
S E S S I O N S
As a South African in London, his influence is as diverse as his surroundings.
He’s learnt from the source by managing stages at festivals all over Europe, picking up tricks from headline artists.
Sebastian has cultivated a career organically through busking;
developing his skill, audience, and ability to capture the public’s imagination.
In early 2018, having invested everything into his album, ‘Kayanda’,
he boarded a bus to Berlin with his busking gear.
Over the course of a month, he played his way back to London, surviving only through music.
His work has been in high demand since.
From soundtracking a private view at the Victoria & Albert Museum,
to lecturing and performing at Central St. Martins in Applied Imagination,
to playing for dance with the London School of Contemporary Dance;
Sebastian’s ability to adapt and improvise has opened up a unique world of opportunity.
Drawing from tactics learnt on stages, in dance studios, and on the street,
he’s honed his live set for a modern audience, playing at festivals, warehouse parties
and countless venues and events around London, including Sofar Sounds,
the Dalston Woodburner and the BBC Introducing Live festival.
Similarly to Berlin, Sebastian leaves for Bali at the beginning of 2019 to play in paradise,
returning to a spring and summer in Europe filled with performance and collaboration.
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