Sunday 11th July 2021
£45.00 - £50.00
A tribute to the trumpeters:
Britain’s finest session players pay tribute to the trumpet greats such as Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Doc Severinson, Alan Downey and others.
LINE-UP: Directed by Craig Wild (trumpet)
Trpts: Simon Gardner, Andy Greenwood, Ryan Quigley, Tom Walsh
Troms: Andy Wood, Trevor Mires, Alistair White. Mark Frost
Saxes: Sammy Mayne, Simon Marsh, Martin Williams, Ade Revell, Claire McInerney
Rhythm: Jim Watson – Piano, Laurence Ungless – Bass, Ian Thomas – Drums, Tommy Emmerton - Guitar
This concert is a tribute to the great trumpeters, not only the great Maynard Ferguson but also to British trumpeter/composer, Alan Downey, Bobby Shew, Doc Severinson, and others.
Alan played Lead Trumpet for Maynard and also wrote some of his biggest hits, the most noticeable: ‘Give it One.’
Before Alan Downey passed away he wrote three tunes for the great Bobby Shew to perform. The manuscripts for these have only recently been found by Bobby and he sent them to Craig to be played for the first time ever.
Along with these unheard gems we will also test our lockdown chops with our trumpet section performing some of Maynard’s favourite hits.
The band is made up of London’s top session players who are coming together for a concert of exciting, fiery music.
Craig Wild Biog:
Craig has recorded on over 30 films, countless TV shows and adverts, as well as playing on over 50 albums for various artists. He has also been a regular in the West End for the last 21 years playing on over 50 different shows.
Along with other members of his band he has also been a member of the Strictly Come Dancing orchestra for the last 16 series.
He has toured with and recorded for people such as: Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Sir Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra Jr, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick, Michel Legrand, Lisa Stansfield, Take That, Brian May, Seth McFarlane, Barry Manilow, Nancy Sinatra and many more.