Selected work… an extended CV, or a potted biography?



Orkestra del Sol Album Recording
Soprano/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone
5 day Recording at Chamber Studio, Edinburgh


Jacob’s Heep Mini Tour
Alto Saxophone
Tour of Edinburgh/Cardiff/Leeds

Bwani Junction Plays Graceland – Celtic Connections Festival
Tenor/Baritone Saxes, Horn Section Leader/Arranger
Sold Out Performance of Paul Simon’s Graceland at Glasgow Old Fruitmarket with special guests Morris Goldberg & Barney Rachabane (saxes), both of whom played on Graceland the album.

Jacob’s Heep EP Recording
Alto Saxophone
Recording of 2nd EP at Slate Room Studio, East Lothian


Thunkfish – Torino Jazz Festival
Tenor Saxophone/Flute/Compositions
Debut overseas performance in Torino


Orkestra del Sol UK Tour
Brighton, Taunton, Penrith, Oxford, Knockengorroch Festival, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival


Rumba Caliente – Glastonbury Festival
Baritone Saxophone
Headlining Glasto Latino Stage


Rogue Orchestra – T in the Park Festival
Performing an orchestral tribute to David Bowie on main stage


Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Baritone Saxophone
6 night run at Gilded Balloon as guest member of 18 piece ska orchestra

Showstopper! The Musical – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Member of 3 piece band for an entirely improvised musical every night.


Brass Gumbo – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
Tenor Sax/MD
Set on the Jazz stage to an audience of 1000s/


Public Service Broadcasting – Guest Horn Section – BBC 6Music Festival
Alto/Tenor Saxophones
Radio and web-cast performance at part of 3 day BBC 6Music Festival in Newcastle/Gateshead

Thunkfish BBC Radio Scotland Session
Alto/Tenor Saxophones, Flute, Composer
Thunkfish play 4 tune live session plus interview for BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Jazz House’, broadcast 22nd April 2015

Poción de Fe UK Tour
Tenor Saxophone/Percussion – Tour Manager/Booker
7 date tour from Inverness to London with 7 piece latin/afrobeat band


Jacob’s Heep – EP Recording
Alto Saxophone
Debut EP from composter/trombone player Matthew Hawke

Hidden Door Festival – Collision Point
Programming and organising multi-band bill for Hidden Door (27th May) pop-up festival, bands from Edinburgh, Glasgow and London.

Blueswater Rural Scotland Tour
Tenor Saxophone
Stripped back rural tour of ‘Blues!’ show, inc Skye, Arrochar and Killin.

Glasgow West End Festival Parade
Performing and assisting TNT Youth Street Band with first large scale carnival parade performance.

Orkestra del Sol present ‘Larger than life’
Soprano/Tenor Saxophone
Development and performances of narrative new street show with performances in Tynemouth, Stockton and Birmingham.

The Katet plays Stevie Wonder – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Tenor Saxophone/Flute/Producer
Produced and co-arranged 90 minute tribute to Stevie Wonder, performed for 5 nights to sell-out crowds at The Jazz Bar


The Katet – UK Tour
Alto Saxophone/Flute + Booker/Tour Manager
Debut UK tour from highlands to Leicester.

Mardi Gras Allstars – Edinburgh Mardi Gras, Summerhall
Tenor Saxophone/Muscal Director
2nd Year of Edinburgh Mardi Gras Event: directed large scratch band, playing New Orleans classics and new arrangements
Oi Musica – Street Band Workshop Weekend, Assistant Tutor
Nethy Bridge, Highlands – working towards amalgamation of Aberdeen and Highland street bands, horn tutoring and performance.

Orkestra del Sol – 6 Night England Tour
Tenor/Soprano Saxophone
Hebden Bridge, Brighton, Bristol, Ipswich, London, Norwich

Edinburgh’s Got Soul Choir – Queens Hall
Tenor Saxophone/Flute/Horn Arrangements
First involvement of horn section with community soul choir – sold out Queens Hall.

June/July –  Barrowlands Ballet: ‘The River’, London/Glasgow
Tenor Saxophone, Percussion
Large scale community dance/choir piece, with 5 piece mobile band.
Performances as part of East London Dance and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

August – Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Peter Straker ‘Black Magic’, Pleasance Theatre
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Melodica, Backing Vocals, Percussion
5 Piece Band, 21 Shows over 3 weeks.
Blues! A Musical Salute To The Titans of Blues, theSpace, Surgeons Hall
Tenor Saxophone, Horn Arrangements
12 Piece Band: 40+ shows, including Gilded Balloon Late’n’Live for 5 nights.

Macbeth – The Remix
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Whistle
Community production for inaugural Findhorn Bay Arts Festival – large scale outdoor production.


Thunkfish Recording
Alto Saxophone/Flute
Recording of ‘Unknown Species’ EP at Castlesound, Pentcaitland
Amanda Palmer with Horndog Brass Band
Alto Saxophone
Support slot and horn section backing for Amanda Palmer,
inc unplugged performance of St James Infirmary (View on YouTube)

Public Service Broadcasting – Guest Horn Section
Tenor Saxophone
Wickerman Festival, Dumfries – Closing Main Stage, Saturday Night

Orkestra del Sol – UK Festivals
Tenor/Soprano Saxophone
Edinburgh Fringe (Queens Hall), Boomtown Fair, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Towersey Folk Festival
Paul Simon Treatment – Liquid Room
Tenor Saxophone/Flute/Whistle
13 PIece Band – Musical tribute to Paul Simon.

Orkestra del Sol – Berlin
Tenor/Soprano Saxophone
Corporate and public gigs

Public Service Broadcasting – Guest Horn Section
Tenor Saxophone
Edinburgh Picturehouse/Glasgow Oran Mor
Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside – Guest Horn Section
Tenor Saxophone/Horn arrangements
Edinburgh Wee Red Bar


Horndog Brass Band support Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in Edinburgh and B. Dolan in Glasgow
inc. collaboration with hip-hop artist B. Dolan (US) (View on YouTube)

Horndog Brass Band support Snarky Puppy
Alto Saxophone/Co-director
Horndogs support Snarky Puppy in Edinburgh/Glasgow for their debut Scottish shows, including guesting on ‘Quartermaster’ each night.

Mikelango – The Balkan Elvis
Tenor/Soprano Sax, Co-Arranger/MD
Key member of band for short Edinburgh Fringe run with Mikelangelo (Melbourne, AU) inc band and horn section arrangements.

Recording Project: ABNQ
Studio project – flute/organ/drums trio, resulting in a 5 track EP of originals, recorded/mixed in one day: Listen on Bandcamp

Smash Kafana
Alto/Soprano Saxophones
Member of 7 piece Balkan music ensemble, creating new arrangements of klezmer and Balkan music.


Horndog Brass Band
Alto Saxophone/Co-director
Busiest summer season to date, inc. Glastonbury, Bestival, T in the Park, Belladrum, Insider, Eden and Knockengorroch festivals.

The Mike Kearney Ka-tet – Philosophika Album
Alto Saxophone
Recording and release of first full band album by Mike Kearney

Formation of Horndog Brass Band
8 piece street-funk drum’n’brass ensemble – co-directed with Tom Donaldson (tuba/sousaphone).

The Banana Sessions

Member of five piece folk-pop-acoustic-techno outfit – 2 EPs + album recorded, performances inc. Glastonbury, T in the Park and Beatherder festivals. Listen on Bandcamp

Junction Pool
Tenor Saxophone
Member of 14 piece folk-funk orchestra – performances inc. Knockengorroch World Ceilidh and opening of BBC Pacific Quay Scottish HQ.

Aberdeen International Youth Festival – Ceol Mor
Saxophones/Horn Section Leader/Assistant MD
Horn section leader/co-arranger for large youth folk orchestra – anuual residential development courses plus performances at AIYF, Edinburgh Mela, Edinburgh Fringe, Scottish Trad Music Awards and Celtic Connections.

Alto Saxophone/Flute/Piccolo
Full-time member of 10 piee ska band, 4 piece horn section, gigs throughout UK

Napier University: BMus (Hons) Music
First class Hons degree gained with specialism in flute (performance) plus composition and jazz.