As a trumpet and bugle player I have made a number of appearances in some amazingly different places, from regular ANZAC and Remembrance Day performances with the Toorak RSL, to performing on the roof of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne for the Y2K New Year celebrations. I’ve found myself on stage with orchestras, concert bands and small ensembles and hidden under stages performing in theatre productions. I’ve worn a turkey costume while playing Christmas carols around Sydney Airport and have played in a number of Chinese New Year Night Parades through Kowloon in Hong Kong.
8-piece New-Orleans Street Funk
I currently play with Funk Buddies, an eight-piece New Orleans style street funk band. From 2004 to 2011 I played with the Itchy Feet Pep Band, Australia’s favourite comic marching band. While in the band I had various roles including Musical Director and Manager. In 2008 I managed a tour of thirty performers to Hong Kong for the annual Chinese New Year Night Parade.
I have also had the privilege of playing at weddings in some of Melbourne’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals and with a few exceptional organists and repetiteurs.
In recent years I have performed in orchestras with Melbourne’s leading theatre companies; CLOC, Windmill and NOVA among others, and have performed in a variety of shows and genres… Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Les Mis, Cabaret, Chicago, Man of La Mancha, Cats, Seussical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweeney Todd and many, many more.
I’m available to perform at funerals, weddings, corporate functions, in pit orchestras, jazz bands, orchestras and other ensembles and can be available at short notice. I also have a huge range of contacts and can put you in touch with other groups across Australia if you are after something specific. Please feel free to contact me to see what I can do for you!