Matthew Payne

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Professional Trumpet player based in London.

Inspired by a Brass Quintet visit to his school, Matt began to play the Trumpet when he was 9 years old at the Havering Music Service where he stayed a student until 2013.  Matt was previoulsy a student at Junior Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. During his time there, Matt was Lead Trumpet in the Junior Trinity Big Band, Joint Principal Trumpet in the Symphony Orchestra, Principal Trumpet of the Wind Orchestra and a Bass in the Four-Part Choir. Performances include Britten's 'Four Sea Interludes' at Blackheath Halls,  'Amore de mi Alma' at Birmingham Symphony Hall and Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg' at the LSO St. Lukes. Matt is currently studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He is also a musician in the National Youth Music Theatre UK and NYJO Academy Big Band's Lead Trumpet. Alongside these commitments, Matt loves to pass on his knowledge through teaching. Matt is a member of two Brass chamber groups; Thames Brass Quintet and Stentato Brass Dectet, and gives regular performances around London and the South East. Matt studies Trumpet with Andy Hendrie, John Barclay and Mike Lovatt. As a crossover player, Matt can play in many different styles. These include Jazz, Pop, Classical, Big Band, Musical Theatre and Latin to name a few. Matt also seeks advice and knowledge from other professional Trumpet players in and around London. These include masterclasses with players such as Paul Mayes, Paul Archibald, Paul Beniston, Nick Thomson and Gábor Tarkövi.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Jazz, Traditional church music, Military, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Light music, Marching, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, R&B, Motown, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock 'n' Roll, Indie, Pop rock, World music, African music, Bollywood, Bavarian oompah, Balkan, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Flamenco, German music, Indian music, Italian music, Klezmer, Jewish music, Latin, Polka, Mariachi, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Spanish music, Tango, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Swing, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Ragtime, Gospel
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Trumpet, Flugelhorn
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Sound technician, Transcription, Orchestrator, Producer, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£250
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Emily P, 8 months ago

Wow what can I say, Thames Brass are fantastic and made our wedding even more special! I asked them to play and learn 3 songs, which they happily did. Definitely will be booking them again for any event I have, next year is a big anniversary for my parents and I will be asking them to play again but the only difference is I will request them for a longer time!

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Nicola R, 1 year ago

This band is brilliant! We received so many compliments on the night of how great the band were. Really friendly and amazing musicians. Would recommend for something different at your wedding!

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Mark E, 1 year ago

Matt was pefect and faultless in all, and performed a very melancholy rendition of Autumn Leaves for us and played my Fthers trumpet, which was lovely for us all to hear it in full song again. He was the icing on the cake of what was a lovely ceremony. Many thanks Matt

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Pete B, 2 years ago

Fantastic! Very professional and great communication throughout. Many thanks.

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Grace S, 11 months ago

The band played at our wedding last night and were incredible! All our friends and family have been raving about the band, they really made our wedding even more special. I can’t recommend them more if you want something a little bit different that gets everyone up dancing, singing and smiling. Thank you so much No Limit Street Band

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Jamie S, 11 months ago

We cannot thank this band enough! They were so easy to deal with from start to finish, catered for all our requests and were really helpful. We had such an amazing wedding and these guys topped off a great day. All of our guests have said how much they loved them and everyone was on the dance floor all night!

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