On 2nd November 2015 I had the pleasure to deputise on piano with a great jazz group called The Great Birmingham Trombone Company. The group is modelled after Bobby Knight’s Great American Trombone Company, a pioneering ensemble of 5 trombones and rhythm section playing hard swinging jazz charts and sounding like a miniature big band – a really exciting sound. Little did I know when taking the gig that I was stepping into the shoes of a giant – John Patrick, one of the UKs leading jazz musicians, accomplished composer, bandleader and former Chairman of The British Musician’s Union. For those who were around in the 80s John Patrick is the composer of the theme tune for the long-running darts quiz show Bullseye. So I was a little nervous when rehearsing with the group for the first time! It was a lot of fun though and I hope I’ll be lucky enough to play with this group again in the future. Read about the amazing career of John Patrick here: http://www.bullseyetvgameshow.com/tv-show/bullseye-theme-tune/
Welcome from Iain!
Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.
- Private engagement July 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Shropshire, UK Solo piano
- Private engagement August 12, 2017 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am Sutton Coldfield, UK Solo piano
- The Nick Ross Orchestra September 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Potters Resort, 1 Coast Rd, Hopton, Great Yarmouth NR31 9BX, UK Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- City of Birmingham Brass Band - BARRA September 16, 2017 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Saint Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 5BB, UK Birmingham Air Raids Remembrance Association service
- Jo Dwyer's Blossoming Singers September 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Mary Vale, Birmingham