Selected work… an extended CV, or a potted biography?
Orkestra del Sol Album Recording
5 day Recording at Chamber Studio, Edinburgh
Jacob’s Heep Mini Tour
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
Recording of 2nd EP at Slate Room Studio, East Lothian
Thunkfish – Torino Jazz Festival
Debut overseas performance in Torino
Orkestra del Sol UK Tour
Brighton, Taunton, Penrith, Oxford, Knockengorroch Festival, Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Rumba Caliente – Glastonbury Festival
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
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
Set on the Jazz stage to an audience of 1000s/
Public Service Broadcasting – Guest Horn Section – BBC 6Music Festival
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
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
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’
Development and performances of narrative new street show with performances in Tynemouth, Stockton and Birmingham.
The Katet plays Stevie Wonder – Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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
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.
Recording of ‘Unknown Species’ EP at Castlesound, Pentcaitland
Amanda Palmer with Horndog Brass Band
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
Wickerman Festival, Dumfries – Closing Main Stage, Saturday Night
Orkestra del Sol – UK Festivals
Edinburgh Fringe (Queens Hall), Boomtown Fair, Doune The Rabbit Hole, Towersey Folk Festival
Paul Simon Treatment – Liquid Room
13 PIece Band – Musical tribute to Paul Simon.
Orkestra del Sol – Berlin
Corporate and public gigs
Public Service Broadcasting – Guest Horn Section
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
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
Member of 7 piece Balkan music ensemble, creating new arrangements of klezmer and Balkan music.
Horndog Brass Band
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
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
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.
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.