An experienced professional, playing all saxophones, clarinet & flute. Plays all genres. Reads exceptionally well & also able to improvise.
It's difficult to know where to start with Kelvin. If he had have been half as dedicated, professional, helpful or accommodating, I would have been absolutely delighted but the fact that he had all of those things in abundance as well as being a fantastic musician made this a booking I am so pleased I made. My communication with Kelvin was frequent, timely and clear and his dedication to ensuring what he provided for the night was what we wanted was brilliant. Numerous guests throughout the night (and since) have commented on how great he was and he was instrumental (no pun intended) to the successful vibe of the evening. In case you can't tell - I would definitely recommend him
What can I say, Kelvin provided a first class session on the saxophone / clarinet for my sister and brother in law on there 40th Anniversary . The songs were great ,kelvin provided the music we asked for,and he was first class in everything he did .If you are thinking of booking kelvin I can honestly say you will not be disappointed . I would just like to say a personal thank you so much kelvin for making our evening ,you were excellent . Thanks Dennis
Over the last year or so i have spent alot of time (&money) setting up my new venture. This was completed in May 2017 and I now go out on my own with an amazing BOSE p.a system and backing tracks. I love this as I can play music across all genres for any occasion be it a Glenn Miller evening or a classical clarinet concerto. During the last five years I have played extensively for some of the worlds largest cruise companies with numerous contracts for P & O, Holland America, RCCL and Carnival. This entails backing west end style shows, world famous singers and cabaret acts. In 2013 I played for the show Chicago . The show is a tough multi doubling chair, incorporating tenor & soprano saxes, clarinet and piccolo. Up to 2011 apart from performing with the Joe Loss Orchestra I worked with various big bands, played for theatre productions in musicals such as “The Light in the Piazza”,“The Wild Party”, “Parade”, “Annie”, “Guys n Dolls” and many more. I have recorded with my own band and for others. In July 2oo8 I started my new band “Sticky Fingers” . The band is a fusion of funk/jazz/latin and rock. Since June 2004 I have had the privilege of playing lead alto with the Joe Loss Orchestra which travels all over the country playing concerts as well as formal/informal dances. In January 1999 I set up my own function band, Easy Street. This was a six piece band playing all styles of music for various occasions. From 1989 - 2011 during the Christmas period I played for Paul Holman Productions, responsible for both arranging and playing everything from Bass Clarinet to piccolo. During 1996 I worked in the resident band at Butlins, Ayr where I played for various production shows and provided backing for cabaret shows including Grease, the Butlins Story and the Sound of the Drifters. Peripatetic Music Teacher Teaching Saxophones, Flute & Clarinet I taught woodwind at the Knightsbridge school from May 2006 - July 2012, ages here are eight to thirteen. From January 1997 to April 1999 I worked for Surrey Music and Performing Arts as a peripatetic music teacher where I taught a range of ages and abilities. From 1990 to 1992 I taught clarinet, saxophone and flute to pupils aged from 11 to 18 at Bearwood College, Reading. Musician with the Staff Band of the Irish Guards (British Army) Principal Saxophonist (also Clarinet) March 1989 – October 1994 Whilst I was with the Irish Guards Band I played at events such as Trooping the Colour, State Opening of Parliament, Royal Garden Parties and Changing of the Guard. The band also regularly played with the RPO at various venues around the country performing the Classical Spectacular. I played lead alto for the All Guards Big Band at Wembley Arena. During my time with the Irish Guards Band I also took on various roles as a freelance musician, including working as Musical Director for Gerry Cottle’s Circus. The Band also played at other events such as the FA Cup Final and the Rugby World Cup. Musician at the Royal Military School Of Music (Kneller Hall) Studied clarinet under Paul Harvey. I was in the Number One Band as well as playing lead alto in the Big Band. Studied saxophone under John Sands. Musician with 16/5 Queen’s Royal Lancers (British Army) Clarinet & Saxophone September 1982 – March 1989 During my time with the 16/5 Lancers I attended various John Dankworth Jazz Courses, where I was able to meet and play with Tony Coe, Jimmy Hastings and Don Rendell. I also spent 2 years in Germany with the band where I played at various events, including the Monte Carlo Rugby Sevens, and toured many European countries. Achieved Distinction in Grade VIII Clarinet – Associated Board (1985). Achieved Grade VIII in Music Theory – Associated Board (1985).
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