Bass Trombonist

Paul Handley

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Bass Trombonist, pianist / keyboard / organ / Alumna member of The Royal College of Music. Producer/arranger/ song-writer/ composer
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Scholarship to the Royal College Of Music, London age 13 to study Piano, Trombone & Composition. Multi-award winning Composer of film & documentary music. Upon leaving college, Paul became a session player in orchestras, musical arranger, freelance trombonist (Bass trombone) and keyboard player, working with chart musicians and bands, he also became keyboard player for the rock band-LIAR, where he toured and supported with many A-list bands for 3 years. As a producer and recording musician, Paul has worked with many top names from the industry over the years, and is also highly versatile in terms of multi-genres of music. Paul is competent to add the professional sparkle to any project, band or musical encounter and is currently happily working from his own studio in London as a music and song writer for artists, feature films, Documentaries, TV and advert music. He is also very hands on in terms of being interested in classical to jazz to pop to rock etc deps, sessions, and if the right band or project required an innovative contributor, Paul is always keen to hear about such opportunities. Lastly, Paul is a an easy going non-egocentric person to work with and is happy both in the studio and confidently performing live whenever he can.

Paul's Reviews

From customers:

7 years ago

Provenance is a haunting, beautifully done film. The acting is superior. The soundtrack, directing, cinematography and script are also outstanding. The peaceful, idyllic setting in a quaint town in the south of France, contrasts with the moody discontent, the despair of the character's inner turmoil. There is an abundance of clever foreshadowing that reinforces the themes. Clues symbolically intertwine to support the shocking final twist such as the movie's title and Peter's (Harry MacQueen) job as an historian. The music soundtrack dominated by piano/violin melodies acts almost as another character in the movie with it's vibrant, violently passionate tones, then sudden juxtaposition to lilting melodic whispers, complementing and interconnecting with John's (Christian McKay) emotions. Music connects the main characters in a web of joy teetering on destruction. The end is disturbing and poignant. It makes the viewers question their lives and feelings about the world and love. This movie decidedly deserves to win awards!!

7 years ago

Paul Handley and his musicians played for my daughters wedding at The London Hotel, and also played for the dance after we realized the DJ we had booked for the evening wedding Was not adequate for our dancing. He quickly arranged the band to take care of the whole evening and is one of the most talented musicians we have ever seen! Paul can play many genres, he made my daughter’s wedding at The London Hotel, Holborn, London. B. Polycarpou 2017.

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Paul's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£180
Customer questions

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

I am flexible usually when this happens, or I will assist in finding a dep

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


How much time do you need to set up?

10 mins Trombone 1 hour piano/keyboards

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes as long as its in tune and full working order

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


Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I own a professional Roland stage piano and amplification. I can also have a professional upright or grand piano transported to the venue at the client's expense

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, no problem
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, 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, Lyricist, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, MC, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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