Modern jazz band

Ray Butcher Band

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About Ray Butcher Band

Modern jazz band
Newcastle
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Ray Butcher's band is a listenable contemporary jazz ensemble that has appeared on prime time TV on shows like The Morgana show and VIP

Ray is a jazz trumpeter who has been influenced by many of the great trumpeters of the genre. Ray has played for well known US/UK artists such as Dr John, Mica Paris, Robbie Williams, Beverly Knight, Scott Matthews and Delirious frontman Martin Smith. He was the trumpet soloist on the Grammy nominated cd 'Burning Lights', on the track 'God's Great Dance Floor', by US Grammy winner Chris Tomlin. This album topped the US Billboard 200 charts. The follow on album 'Passion; Let the Future Begin' (also featuring Ray's solo), reached the US Billboard 200, number 4. He appeared on outtakes from the Cookie Monster iphone ad, titled ‘Behind The Scenes’, on Paul Reeves’s composition ‘Croque Monsieur’, seen by 3.5M you tube viewers. Ray's own band, 'The Ray Butcher Band' has made appearances on comedies 'Very Important People' and 'The Morgana Show' (Channel 4). Ray also had extensive coverage on BBC1's period drama 'Landgirls'. Ray was invited to appear on Maltese TV show 'Ilsien in Nisa' playing his own music. He has been involved in jazz promotion, at the 'Blue Train Jazz Club' (Waterloo) and Birmingham's 'Yardbird Jazz Club' (2012-2014). Ray is the resident musician at various nightclubs, performing live over DJ's. Ray's debut cd 'War on the Saints' is available

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel
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Types:
Modern jazz band, Latin jazz band, Jazz band
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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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Song list

My Funny Valentine
All the things you are
A night in Tunisia
Wave
Autumn leaves
Well you needn’t
Freddie freeloader
Lullaby of birdland
Girl from impanema
Corcovado
One note samba
After midnight
Good question
Billies bounce
All blues
A doggy day
A night in Tunisia
I’ve got you under my skin
Solstice
Donna lee
Ornithology
Crisis
Giant steps
Lazy bird
New York new york

Reviews

From customers:

Arturo S, 3 years ago

'beautiful trumpet sound'

Martin S, 5 years ago

One of the best!