Christopher Lydon

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Musician based in Manchester, but travel all over for work. Happy reading or improvising on tuba or piano. Experienced in a variety of music

I've been working as a tuba player and piano player for twenty years now. I've performed all over the UK, France, Germany, including venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Glastonbury Festival. I perform and record with Steve Bonham and The Long Road, Sammy Carter and The Vagabond Collective, and The Tri Tones jazz trio. I've worked with various musicians, festivals and theatre companies over the years, including Beth Nielsen Chapman, Liz Green and Manchester International Festival.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Folk rock, Jazz, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Cabaret, Jazz fusion, Originals
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue 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, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Sound technician, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Animateur
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Denise L, 1 year ago

Guys were fab, communication pre event was great and performance during the event was excellent, really added a nice touch to a Luxury brunch event!

From other customers:

Kate C, 2 years ago

Thanks so much for providing music on our wedding day. So many of our friends said they loved the atmosphere you provided.

Dave C, 3 years ago

Some wild tuba playing!