1st September. In August while at the Edinburgh Festival with Dr Ahmed I met a charming, well-spoken gentleman by the name of Tayo Aluko in the dressing room. Talking to him I quickly realised here was a really special performer. Later in the week I went to see one of his one-man shows – Call Mr Robeson. A dramatised account of the life of Paul Robeson, the famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner, this was a brilliantly written and produced play, delivered with powerful dignity and wonderful singing by Tayo. The production included background music and song accompaniment by a pianist. Little did I know watching the production that I would be performing that role myself only a couple of weeks later! Having swapped numbers Tayo called me with only a couple of days notice due to a pianist being indisposed and there I was myself playing the show to a wonderfully appreciative audience in LLandinam, Wales. It really was a privilege to work with such a committed performed with such a powerful and highly relevant message in today’s political climate.
Welcome from Iain!
Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.
- The Nick Ross Orchestra September 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Radlett, UK Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- City of Birmingham Brass Band September 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm St Augustine's Church, Edgbaston, Lyttelton Rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 9JN, UK
- The Nick Ross Orchestra October 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Clasketgate, Lincoln LN2 1JJ, UK Sounds of The Glenn Miller Era
- The Nick Ross Orchestra December 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Princess Alexandra Theatre, Yarm, TS15 9EJ Sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra
- The Nick Ross Orchestra January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR, UK Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era