Jon Sterckx - percussionist and tabla player based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West UK
- Stroud Grande-Bretagne
Jon plays a range of percussion instruments and has worked across a wide range of musical styles, from Indian classical music and other traditional world music to contemporary experimental & 'fusion' styles, theatre & dance collaborations, and his solo multi-percussion Live Sampling / Live Looping performances - Drumscapes.
Jon performs & teaches Tabla, Indian music, world music & percussion across the South West UK. More info, music & video on the following websites:
"Jon played at The Grand Pavilion last week and everyone was completely blown away by his wonderful percussive performance. Everyone danced- his beat was infectious and uplifting. I would thoroughly recommend him!" - Tracy - Arts For the Earth event Organiser.
"I have booked Jon Sterckx many times to perform at Exeter Respect Festival, the city's annual celebration of diversity. Jon has performed solo, in a duo and in larger groups and has always been nothing short of excellent. He has been easy to work with and his performances have been of the highest quality, combining great musical skill with technical expertise, and creating percussive soundscapes which have always enthralled our diverse audiences. I thoroughly recommend him." - Paul Giblin ( Exeter Respect Festival)
" . . .The brilliant sitar of Ricky Romain in duet with Jon Sterckx's tabla wizardry was a first class example of musicians "playing off" each other, their evident joy never becoming indulgent, and never compromising the aims of the music. . . ." - Colin Sell.
"It was a treat to listen to Jon Sterckx and Ricky Romain on the tabla and sitar respectively. Jon and Ricky gave a short but superb introduction to Indian music, explained some of the difference between western and Indian styles and captivated the audience later with the rendition of the Bhairavi raga in Vilambit, Madhya and Drut tintaal.
Jon and Ricky engaged very well with the audience providing a thrilling performance and deserving the rapturous applause they received at the end.
I am looking forward to hearing them again soon!" - Mahesh Subramanuim - Hampshire Indo British Society ( Music Mela performance 24/09/2011)