Bob Payne

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Bob is a Tuba, Euphonium & Bass/Tenor Trombone and singer in London.

Instruments Tuba/Bass Trombone/Trombone/Euphonium Education - Graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Performance studying Tuba with Graham Sibley, David Gordon-Shute and Stuart Birnie, and Bass Trombone with David Vines and Bob Hughes - Music Scholar at Queen Mary University of London, studying Tuba with Kevin Morgan - Principal Tuba of the CBSO Youth Orchestra - Principal Tuba of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain - Principal Tuba of Various Birmingham Schools Orchestras/Ensembles Prizes - Finalist of the Birmingham Conservatoire Brass Prize - Finalist of the Birmingham Conservatoire Ambache Prize for Performances of Music by Female Composers - Finalist of the Birmingham Conservatoire Bernard Brown Prize for Brass Chamber Ensembles Orchestral Experience - Royal Shakespeare Company (Tuba & Euphonium) - Birmingham Sinfonia (Tuba) - Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra (Tuba) - Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra (Tuba/Bass Trombone) - Birmingham Conservatoire Pops Orchestra (Bass Trombone/Tuba) - Birmingham University Symphony Orchestra (Tuba) - Sutton Coldfield Symphony Orchestra (Tuba/Bass Trombone) - Aston University Orchestra (Tuba) - Solihull Symphony Orchestra (Tuba) - Halesowen Symphony Orchestra (Tuba) - Lichfield Sinfonia (Tuba) - Walsall Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone) - Stratford Upon Avon Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone) - Queen Mary University of London Symphony Orchestra (First Trombone/Tuba) - Queen Mary University of London Big Band (Lead Trombone) Professional Ensemble Experience - Hosen Brass Band (Tuba & Trombone) - Hackney Colliery Band (Sousaphone and Tuba) - London Brass All-Stars (Sousaphone) - Decibel Contemporary Music Ensemble (Tuba) - The Hamiltons (Tuba) - Riverside Brass Ensemble (Tuba) - Trans-Siberian March Band (Tuba and Euphonium) - Op Sa! (Tuba) - The Thomas Hamilton Band (Tuba/Trombone) - Desford Colliery Band (Eb Bass) - Flowers Brass Band (Eb & Bb Bass) - Goodenough Ensemble (Tenor Trombone) - London Contemporary Voices (Voice) Other Ensemble Experience - Birmingham Symphonic Winds (Tuba) - Sovereign Brass Band (Eb/Bb Bass) - The Langley Band (Eb/Bb Bass) - MOJO Jazz Orchestra (Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone) - Brent Jazz Orchestra (Lead Trombone) - Kik Jazz Orchestra (Tenor Trombone) Solo Experience - Performed the European Premier of Barbara York's Concerto for Tuba for Halesowen Symphony Orchestra. - 'Yellow Things' – an unreleased solo CD for Ophicleide with Piano and String Orchestra - Performed the first movement from Edward Gregson’s Concerto for Tuba with Birmingham Schools Brass Band Recording, TV and Radio work - Britain's Got Talent commercial 2019 - Tuba for BBC’s ‘Good Omens’ series to be released late 2018. - Tuba for the soundtrack of 'Set The Thames On Fire', a 2016 release by Al Joshua starring Noel Fielding. - Tuba on Channel 4’s ‘Hollyoaks’ as a part of Hosen Brass Band. - Tuba on E4’s ‘Don’t Tell The Bride’ as a part of Hosen Brass Band. - Recorded Tuba, Tenor Trombone and vocals on The Hamiltons' debut album, also featuring musicians from The Mavericks and Tommy Emmanuel. - Tuba on Bandini's debut album. Plus a variety of session work, big bands and other ensemble work on Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium and voice.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Military, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Irish rock, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Country, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Ragtime, Jazz fusion, Blues, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Swing, Barbershop, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Marching, Avant garde, Easy listening, Noise music, Originals, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Covers, Hip Hop, Soul, Acoustic, Disco, Karaoke, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, R&B, Motown, Funk, Funk rock, Americana, Ambient pop, Rock, Glam rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Pop rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Hardcore, Post rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Power rock, Heavy metal, Classic rock, World music, Argentinian, Balkan, Brazilian music, Cuban music, German music, Italian music, Mariachi, Polynesian music, Samba, Spanish music, Tango, Scottish music, Reggae, Merengue, Jewish music, Greek music, Cumbia, Calypso, Bavarian oompah, Armenian, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Australian music, Asian music, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Choro, Caribbean music, Flamenco, French music, Indian music, Hawaiian music, Klezmer, Latin, Polka, Polish music, Russian music, Salsa, Skiffle, Ska
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Transcription, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Examiner
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I try my best to be flexible, but this may not always be possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

As a freelancer in an ensemble context this usually is not applicable, however we're able to provide a Spotify playlist on request with ensemble bookings for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

For ensemble bookings only 30 minutes for warming up and getting changed. For ensembles see ensemble pages.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

As a freelancer, this is not usually applicable. For individual ensembles please see ensemble pages.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

As a freelancer performing with ensembles usually repertoire is provided, however for an additional fee I am able to learn parts from memory depending on amount of repertoire. For ensembles see individual ensemble pages.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£190
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£190
Up to 3 hours£190