I started out in life learning guitar but by age seven I’d moved onto the trombone, swiftly followed by voice and in my teens piano. I am no virtuoso as I do struggle with stage-fright, so I tend to use my instruments as compositional aids, yet despite my nerves, I have managed some good gigs along the way. 

I have had fun in the past playing Synths and Sample Keyboards at many Festivals on the south west circuit with Urban Militia and Code-F, live Drum n Bass bands. As well as Conducting, Tromboning and Singing in many wonderful spaces such as Wells Cathedral and Bath Abbey along with several Concert Halls and Play Houses.

I’ve played as a session musician and recorded sessions with trombone, piano and vocals in studios and played at some rather quirky venues such as on ships and in caves.

On the whole though I tend to play with smaller community bands and amateur orchestras or choral societies for my own pleasure and personal practice, which is almost separated from my more professional musicianship, although I believe it’s always a good working practice to participate in live musical work at any level and in any style.

Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society

Ashton Court Festival 2001

Current Amateur Societies:

•Long Ashton Orchestra (assistant conductor 2017-2020)

•Westerly Winds (trombonist, guest conductor 2019-2020)

Past Amateur Societies:

•Bath Spa University Choir (guest conductor)

•Wells Cathederal Oratorio Society (Tenor)

•North Somerset Symphony Chorus (Tenor)

•Bristol Barbershop Harmony Club (Tenor)

•Wedmore Operatics Society (Tenor)

•Wells City Band (trombonist)

•Sun Life Brass Band (trombonist)

•Copperfield Brass Band (trombonist)

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