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Sydney All Star
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Past Australian Bands
and backing of various
Australian artists:

  • Daly Wilson Big Band ( 2 years )
  • Warren Daly Big Band
  • Ed Wilson Big Band
  • Raging Waters with Armundo Hurley
  • Marcia Hines
  • Doug Parkinson
  • Ricky May
  • Kerrie Biddell
  • Pardon Me Boys with Ignatius Jones
  • Monica Trapaga
  • Sitmar cruise ships
  • Now’s the Time ( Be-Bop band with Andrew Speight )
  • Tommy Tycho Sydney International Orchestra
  • Grace Knight
  • James Morrison Big Band and Trumpet mania
  • Anthony Warlow
  • Julie Anthony
  • Barry Crocker
  • Don Burrows
  • George Golla
  • Channel Nine Midday Show with Geoff Harvey ( 9 years )
  • Tommy Emmanuel
  • Mark Williams
  • Max Miller
  • Jeff Duff
  • Enormous Horns
  • Sydney 2000 Orchestra
  • Steve Taylor-Brown
  • Doug Williams
  • Margaret Urlich
  • Bob Coassin Big Band
  • The Prophets
  • Frank Bennett Show
  • Tom Burlinson Sinatra Story
  • Perth Symphony Orchestra
  • Steve Watson
  • SuperFish
  • Emma Pask
  • Darren Paul
  • Peter Cupples
  • Catherine Hunter
  • Neilsen Gough
  • Peter Byrne
  • Ian Cooper
  • The Beat Goes On ( Kere Buchanan’s Steely Dan Tribute )
  • James Morrisons Scream Machine
  • Greg Page
  • Caroline O’Connor
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Daniel Wakefield
  • Brian Letton
  • Peter Cousins
  • Helen Fenton
  • Rolf Harris
  • Australian Idol
  • Marina Prior
  • Back on the Block ( Kere Buchanan’s Quincy Jones Tribute )
  • Bravo ( Scott Irwin, Ian Stenlake, James Millar )
  • Deni Hines
  • Carl Riseley
  • David Hobson
  • Black Sorrows

Past backing of
International Artists:

  • K.C and the Sunshine Band
  • The Platters
  • Robert Goulet
  • Gene Pitney
  • Ronnie Corbett
  • Frank Gorshin
  • Danny La Rue
  • Moscow Circus on Ice
  • Louie Bellson ( US Big Band Drummer )
  • Joe Williams (US Vocalist Count Basie Big Band )
  • Eartha Kit
  • Al Martino
  • Tom Jones
  • Four Tops
  • The Temptations
  • Randy Crawford
  • Chuck Findley
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Buddy De Franco
  • Buddy Greco
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Shirley Bassey
  • Jose Feliciano
  • Ralph Carmichael
  • Michael Crawford
  • Tim Rice
  • Bernadette Peters
  • Al Jarreau
  • Sir George Martin ( Beatles tribute )
  • Frances Yip
  • Petula Clark
  • Wayne Newton
  • Harry Connick Jnr
  • Glenn Close
  • Trudy Kerr
  • Maria Schneider
  • Bob Florence
  • TCB Band
  • Bobby Shew
  • Rat Pack from Las Vegas
  • Rob McConnell ( Boss Brass )
  • Michael Ball
  • Jenny Tseng
  • Vincent Di Martino
  • Rex Richardson
  • Michael Buble
  • Jacky Cheung
  • Wayne Bergeron
  • Lorna Luft
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Spiritualized ( UK )
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • John Riley

Theatre Shows:

  • La Cage Aux Folles ( lead trumpet )
  • Sugar Babies ( dep )
  • Nine ( dep )
  • Jerry’s Girls ( dep )
  • Miss Saigon ( dep )
  • Cats ( lead trumpet )
  • Me and My Girl ( lead trumpet )
  • Porgy and Bess ( lead trumpet )
  • 42nd Street ( including offer to play lead trumpet in Germany )
  • The King and I ( lead trumpet )
  • How to Succeed in Business ( lead trumpet )
  • My Fair Lady
  • Blood Brothers
  • Anything Goes
  • Turandot
  • Hot Shoe Shuffle ( including Japanese tour )
  • A Chorus Line
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Hello Dolly
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Boy from Oz ( dep )
  • Chicago (dep)
  • Fame
  • Al Jolson Story ( dep )
  • Shout ( dep )
  • Oh What a Night ( dep )
  • Man of La Mancha ( lead trumpet )
  • Get Happy
  • West Side Story
  • Candy Man ( Wayne Scott Kermond )
  • Promises Promises
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Hairspary ( dep )
  • Witches of Eastwick
  • In the Heights

Studio Work:

  • Played on over 100 albums for various projects
  • Numerous TV jingles and sessions
  • Various Australian movie sound tracks
  • Various International motion picture sound tracks
  • Theatre production sound tracks
  • New Zealand TV
  • Kuala Lumper TV
  • P & O cruise liners
  • Musak recordings
  • ABC TV series
  • Country Brass
  • Bernard Waltz
  • Frank Ifield
  • Channel Nine station ID’s
  • Radio station ID’s
  • Christian City albums
  • Grace Knight
  • James Morrison
  • Tom Burlinson Sinatra Story
  • Helen Fenton
  • Tommy Tycho International Orchestra
  • Frank Bennett
  • Emma Pask
  • Ian Cooper
  • Sydney All Star Big Band
  • Silverchair
  • Greg Page
  • Ed Wilson Big Band
  • James Morrison “Scream Machine” DVD
  • Various Disney Hollywood Motion Pictures
  • Anthony Warlow
  • The Night We Called it a Day
  • Daniel Wakefield
  • Brian Letton
  • Rolf Harris
  • Greg Meyer
  • Erana Clark
  • Caroline O’Connor
  • Wayne Scott Kermond
  • Stuart Davey
  • Deni Hines
  • Ian Moss
  • Carl Riseley
  • Natalie Gauci
  • Daryl Aberhart
  • Darren Hayes
  • Mark Vincent
  • Idea Of North
  • Australia
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Americas Cup documentary
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Rob E Thomas
  • Marina Prior and Mark Vincent

Teaching experience:

  • Sydney Church of England Grammar School private trumpet
  • St Pius Grammar private trumpet
  • Work shop clinics with various rehearsal jazz bands
  • Pan Pacific Jazz and Big Band clinics
  • Barrenjoey High School Stage Band
  • Groove Machine College Big Band ( ex Conservatorium students )
  • Wesley Institute for Performing Arts
  • Forest High School Stage Band
  • St Ives North Public School
  • Oxford Falls Grammer
  • Elanora Public School
  • Australian Institute of Music
  • JMC Acadamy
  • Cammeray Public School
  • Excelsia College
  • St Augustines College

Present work
and Highlights:

  • My own Big Band “The Sydney All Star Big Band”
  • My own Funk Band “Back to Back”
  • Tom Burlinson Sinatra Story ( lead trumpet )
  • Frank Bennett Show ( lead trumpet )
  • Rhonda Burchmore Show ( lead trumpet )
  • James Morrison Big Band
  • Various Theatre
  • Freelance Studio work
  • Jazz festivals
  • Freelance casual and touring
  • Corporate functions


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