Next Event - 23/04/2014
Alan Wormald With the Dave Cottle Trio
Guitarist Alan Wormald has been playing guitar since a very young age, and as a child used to sit and work out the guitar parts for Beatles songs by listening to radio or LP’s. Over the years he has worked with people such as Freddy Starr, Cannon & Ball and Shakatak in the studio and also with live performances. He still tours with Shakatak and has been a member of Shakatak now since 1995 and still going strong mainly playing gigs in foreign countries such as Japan and Russia. Musical influences range from The Beatles, Cream, Alan Holdsworth, Jimmi Hendrix and anything that just sounds cool. Alan uses Parker Fly Classic and Levinson Blade R3 fitted with RolandGR20 and run it through Marshall TSL122 +2X12 Cab, Boss ME50.

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Simon Allen With the Dave Cottle Trio
Ticketed Event - Sunday May 11th 2014

Saxophonist Simon Allen
* includes 2 Course Dinner *
To be held at The Village Hotel, Fabian Way, Swansea - 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Simon began his career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of Jazz Stars Art Themen, Gerard Presencer, Jamie Cullum and Peter King. After being a winner in the Daily Telegraph ‘Young Jazz’ competition, and a finalist in the ‘Young Jazz Musician of the Year’, Simon gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music, and was selected to join UK drummer Clark Tracey’s acclaimed Quintet, winning further awards and touring the UK over 7 years. Simon is also a member of the Laurence Cottle All Star Big Band, and works with Colin Towns Mask Orchestra for the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Matthew Herbert Big Band, touring around Germany, China, Belgium and Poland. He has appeared at major UK venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s, the Barbican and Brecon Jazz Festival, and worked with an astonishing array of top musicians from the jazz and pop world.
Simon has been featured in Stan Tracey CBE’s various groups, and on Jools Holland’s “Later” TV show performing a track from the album. Outside of jazz, Simon leads a horn section, which among others has backed Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. Simon has been working with Jamie Cullum, Beverley Knight and Florence Rawlings, a young soul singer managed by Mike Batt. Simon has also recently released an album under his own name, “Any Minute Now – Simon Allen Quintet” (2011).

Tickets also available every Wednesday from Swansea Jazzland


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