Tim would like to thank Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Carl Fontana, George Chisolm and the Lurpack Man for producing music which has been so jaw-droppingly good that they have periodically tempted him to quit!
TV credits include an appearance on the ‘Hairy Bikers’ programme with the Shipyard Band playing the Hovis tune for 30 seconds behind the Geordie who was holding some cold soup.
Other notable achievements are playing in the National Brass Band Finals, Grand Shield and a week-long residence in the pit orchestra at the world famous Palladium (Millom).
He also writes long profiles!
Aside from trombone, Sarah is responsible for the trumpeting Herdwick that is The La’al Big Band’s logo and creates all the artwork for the band. She’s a dab hand with the old paint and canvas, and if you want to see where her talents really lie, visit www.sarahtaylorart.co.uk
3rd Trombone & Musical Director
Over the years he’s attended various summer schools, workshops, and conducting courses and performed with orchestras, choirs, brass ensembles, brass bands, big bands, wind bands, jazz bands and musical societies as either a player/singer or conductor.
In September 2000, Colin was awarded an Honours Degree in Brass Band Studies, majoring in performance and composition.
He is currently MD of Whitehaven Male Voice Choir.
Cyril gained a BMus in Performance in July 2008 from Trinity College of Music where he was a scholarship student studying Bass Trombone with Roger Argente. He completed his studies in 2010 at Trinity College of Music as a scholarship student, with Roger Argente, Oren Marshall and Graham Lee gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance. He has had master classes with Charlie Vernon (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Chris Stern (Scottish Opera), Ian Davies (Opera North), Keith McNicol (Royal Opera House), Christian Jones (Philharmonia), Chris Holding (Opera North), Mark Frost (Opera North) and Paul Milner (LSO).
Since moving to London he has started to develop a freelance playing career. He has played with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonie der Nationen, Granada Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Cyril has also toured and worked abroad throughout Europe as well as Jordan, Malaysia and New Zealand.
In August 2010 he started working in the West End playing for Shows including Love Never Dies, The King and I, 42nd Street and Les Miserables which gives him an opportunity to perform on one of his ‘doubling’ instruments, the tuba.
In 2015, he moved back to North Lancashire/South Cumbria becoming a full time member of staff with the Cumbria Music Service, based in Barrow-in-Furness where he now lives. He has become active in the local music scene playing in two local brass bands J36Brass and Ulverston Town Band as well as playing for some of the local shows and musicals. He is currently the conductor of the Barrow Shipyard Junior Band.