Nick Jolly

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Trumpet player for award-winning stars of TV, Theatre and Radio around the world - on stage and in the studio.
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Doc Martens-wearing, craft beer-drinking, trumpet-wielding NYJO alumnus Nick has been described as ‘versatile’, ‘technically gifted’ and ‘very professional’. As a session player he is building a reputation in the world of indie bands and artists around the globe with recent clients including Manchester bands Hi Sienna, Demons of Ruby Mae and Olly Flavell. In addition to promising new acts, he has worked with award-winning bands and major label artists including Jordan Lee Davies, Brenda Edwards and British breakthrough rap artist E.N.V. Projects Nick has worked on include at least one Official Top 10 album and Singles of the Week on Kerrang Radio, XS Radio Manchester and BBC Introducing. Always looking to offer new and unique sound palettes to his clients he also plays Bass Trumpet and uses guitar effects pedals in his playing. Not only an adept trumpet player, Nick is also an accomplished arranger, supplying horn charts for Dodson & Fogg, I Am Harlequin and Kara Jane Spencer amongst others.

Nick's Reviews

From customers:

Anne H
10 years ago

Very professional in his approach, communication and final product delivery.

Laurence S

A pleasure to collaborate with and an excellent end product which not only shows Nick is technically gifted but also sensitive and aware of the songs' needs. Would highly recommend.

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Nick's Song list

Bridal March - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Te Deum Prelude - Charpentier
Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
Nella Fantasia (Gabriel's Oboe) - Morricone
Angels - Robbie Williams
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
At Last - Etta James
Blackbird - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Fly Me To The Moon - Julie London
Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone
Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis Presley
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Unusual/Out There:
Imperial March from Star Wars - John Williams
The Muppet Show Theme - Pottle/Henson

Nick's Prices

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)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£230
Wedding ceremony
This includes music as the bridal party enters, music as the wedding party leave at the end of the ceremony and up to 2 tunes during the signing of the registers.


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Customer questions

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

I always try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate any changes. Just let me know as soon as possible of any adjustments to timings.

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

Unfortunately not at the moment, however, it is something I am looking into for the future.

How much time do you need to set up?

If it's just me, about 10 minutes to set up and about the same again to warm up.

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

Absolutely, due to the nature of my work, I tend to play requests (from the usual repertoire) as standard.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely! As a trumpet player I tend to play acoustically anyway so I don't need much in the way of equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Definitely, just let me know well in advance to give me chance to get to know it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The balance between personality and professionalism. I pride myself in being professional yet approachable and friendly.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Ronnie Scott's, London Madame JoJo's, Soho The Sanctum, Soho Manchester 235 The Barbican, London The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Seven Bro7hers, Manchester Gulliver's, Manchester The Factory, Harpenden

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Wynton Marsalis Wayne Bergeron Maurice Murphy

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I once played a private function in the backing band for Brenda Edwards (The X-Factor) and Jordan Lee Davies (The Voice), who not only performed but were guests. I have also played to around 55, 000 people in Trafalgar Square with rapper E.N.V.
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Blues, Jazz fusion, Swing, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Light music
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Concert, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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