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Instruments

Trombone (tenor)
Trombone (bass)
Euphonium
Baritone Horn
Tenor Horn
Trumpet / Cornet
Tuba (Eb)
Tuba (Bb)
Sousaphone (Bb)

 

Personal

information
 

I am a multi-instrument brass performer and teacher with over 30 years experience of playing all styles of music – classical, jazz, brass band, big band, orchestra, pop/soul. I am also a busy conductor working mainly with primary school band programs such as Normanhurst West Public School, Pennant Hills Public School and Hunters Hill Public School. Aside from teaching and conducting I am also heavily involved in creating and managing bands for private and corporate events and arranging music for young bands and ensembles.

I began my musical journey by starting on the trombone in 1986 (aged 11) in Mansfield, Notts, England. I quickly progressed through the ABRSM grades and took part in a large range of bands and orchestras in the Nottinghamshire area. I branched out to playing the tuba before leaving school and then moved to London for further study. Playing euphonium, trumpet and sousaphone came later and I spent 16 years in London performing in a huge range of big bands, orchestras, brass ensembles and pop/soul bands. As well as recording and arranging work I also created my own successful band management company aimed at providing live music for private and corporate events. I was also fortunate enough to be in the original 2009 lineup for the jazz/soul/RnB brass band 'Hackney Colliery Band' with which I performed all over the UK at many festivals and events.

Since moving to Sydney in 2011 with my wife and 2 children I have concentrated more on teaching rather than performing but I am very active with Sydney bands including my own New Orleans jazz band the Blue Tongue Brass Band.

My full CV is shown below and references are available on request.

 

I have a valid WWC certificate and Public Liability Insurance (PLI). Documents are available for reference if required. 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Experience
 

Teaching / Conducting

2019 - Present:

Musical Director & Conductor

Hornsby Heights Public School, NSW, Australia

2017 - Present:

Musical Director & Conductor

Pennant Hills Public School, NSW, Australia

2017 - Present:

Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba]
St. Ignatius' College Riverview, Lane Cove, NSW, Australia

 

2015 - Present:
Conductor: Concert Band & Showcase Band

Hunters Hill Public School, NSW, Australia

 

2014 - Present:
Conductor: Training Band, Senior Concert Band & Jazz Band

Normanhurst West Public School, NSW, Australia

 

2013 - Present:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Euphonium, Baritone Horn, Trombone]
Normanhurst West Public School, NSW, Australia

 

2014 - Present:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trombone, Euphonium, Trumpet]
Pennant Hills Public School, NSW, Australia​

2012 - Present:

Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba]

Conductor, Brass Ensemble
St. Joseph's College, Hunter's Hill, NSW, Australia

2012 - Present:
Private Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba]
Various private students, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

2014 - present:

Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone]

Teaching Services Australia, NSW, Australia

 

2013 - Present:

Peripatetic Brass Tutor / Band Camp

[Euphonium, Trombone]

Thornleigh West Public School, NSW, Australia

2016:

Conductor, Intermediate Concert Band

Normanhurst Public School, NSW, Australia

 

2016:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Trombone]
St. Agatha's Catholic Primary School, NSW, Australia

2014 - 2015:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Euphonium, Trombone]
Eastwood Heights Public School, NSW, Australia

 

2014 (casual):

Brass tutor, band camp

[Trumpet]

Holy Family Primary School, Lindfield, NSW, Australia

 

2013 - 2015:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor​

[Trumpet & Trombone]
Mt. Kuring-Gai Public School, NSW, Australia

2013 - 2016:
Peripatetic Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Tuba, Euphonium, Trombone]
Epping West Public School, NSW, Australia

2013 (casual):

Low brass tutor, band camp

Cromer Public School, NSW, Australia

1994 - 2011:
Private Brass Tutor

[Trumpet, Euphonium, Trombone​]

Various private students, London/Nottingham, UK

(References available on request)
 

Performance

2011 to Present:

 

  • Blue Tongue Brass Band (Australia), Manager/Sousaphone

  • NSW Police Band (Australia), Trombone (casual)

  • ‘Bones Of Contention’ Trombone Choir (Australia), Trombone

  • Baker Boys Band (Australia), Trombone (casual)

  • Press Club Band (Australia), Trombone (casual)

  • Warringah Concert Brass Band (Australia), Euphonium, EEb/BBb tuba, Tenor/Bass Trombone

  • The Musicquarium (Australia) , Trombone/Sousaphone/Arranger

2001 to Present:

 

  • The Musicquarium (UK), Owner/Manager

2009 to Present:

 

  • Hackney Colliery Band (UK), Booking Manager

2009 to 2011:

 

  • Hackney Colliery Band (UK), Trombone/Sousaphone

2010 to 2011:

 

  • Carlton Brass Band (UK), Bass Trombone​

  • Henley Farrell Big Band (UK), 1st/Bass Trombone

  • Terry Peters Big Band (UK), 1st/2nd Trombone

2003 to 2011:

 

  • Urban Jazz Collective (UK), Trombone

  • Swing Connection (UK), Trombone

  • Funkification (UK), Trombone

2000 to 2011:

  • National Youth Jazz Orchestra (UK), 2nd/3rd Trombone

  • Trombonanza, London Trombone Octet (UK), Tenor/Bass  Trombone

  • Hot Orange Big Band (UK), 1st/3rd Trombone

  • Willie Garnett Big Band (UK), 2nd Trombone

  • The Big Swing Band (UK), 1st/2nd Trombone

  • Bloomsbury Chamber Orchestra (UK), 1st Trombone

  • Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra (UK), 2nd Trombone

  • London Shostakovich Orchestra (UK), 1st Trombone

  • Morley College Jazz Orchestra (UK), 1st/2nd Trombone

  • The Rehearsal Orchestra (UK), 1st Trombone

  • Surrey Brass (UK), 1st/2nd Trombone

2001 to 2005:

 

  • Caliko (UK), Trombone

1998 to 2002:

  • Bloomsbury Brass (UK), Manager/Trombone

1995 to 2005:

  • UCL Big Band, 1st Trombone

1991 to 1994:

  • Nottinghamshire County Stage Band, 1st/2nd Trombone

  • Nottinghamshire County Symphony Orchestra, 1st Trombone

  • Nottinghamshire County Brass Band, 1st Trombone

  • Nottinghamshire County Concert Band, 1st/2nd Trombone

  • Nottingham City Transport Brass Band, 1st/2nd Trombone

  • Thoresby Colliery Brass Band, 2nd Trombone (casual)

  • Blidworth Welfare Brass Band, 1st Trombone

  • Kirkby Colliery Welfare Brass Band, 1st Trombone

Recording /Arranging

2012 – Present:

 

  • Blue Tongue Brass Band, Arranger/Sousaphone

2009 – Present:

  • Hackney Colliery Band, Arranger

2001 – Present:

  • The Musicquarium, Arranger/Trombone/Sousaphone

2010 to 2011:

 

  • Hackney Colliery Band (album), Wah Wah 45s Records, 1st/Bass Trombone
  • Hackney Colliery Band / “No Diggity/House Arrest”, 1st Trombone
  • Hackney Colliery Band / “Africa/Right Foot Up”, 1st Trombone
  • Hackney Colliery Band / “Money/What’s The Time Mr. Wasp”, 1st Trombone

2003 - 2006:

 

  • Trombonanza, London Trombone Octet, Arranger/Trombone

2006:

 

  • Victor Davies “Hear The Sound” (album), Afro Gigolo Records, Trombone/Bass Trombone

2003:

  • Victor Davies “Hoxton Popstars” (album), Afro Gigolo Records, Trombone/Bass Trombone
  • Caliko “Get Involved” (album), Trombone, Brass Arranger

1998 to 2002:

 

  • Bloomsbury Brass (UK), Arranger/Trombone