Dave playing trumpet on
wembley stadium 2007
All tracks arranged and performedDave Land
Trumpet & Flugel
Desiderata - Words for Life
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, 1927
Dave at the O2 Indigo Arena
Worth a watch!! - some of our best trumpet players in the world having a chat about how they are coping with the coronavirus lock-down.
New Album: Release
Becquerels 'In a State of Blitz'
Sony Records Germany - Recorded Studio 21 - Mixed Abbey Road Studios
mixed by Chris Brown(Radiohead, Muse, Damon Albarn, The Coral, Ride) mastered by Sean Magee(Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, The Beatles Remasters) at the legendary Abbey Road Recording Studio
Dave Land - Trumpet & Flugel
Andy Crompton - Trombone
Mike Innes - Trombone
Hear Dave's trumpet playing 'Walking on Sunshine' on the opening film credits- Set to the music of popular hit songs from the 1980s. A beautiful coastal village, present day Italy. After a whirlwind romance, Maddie is preparing to marry gorgeous Italian Raf, and has invited her sister Taylor to the wedding. Unbeknownst to Maddie, however, Raf is Taylor's ex-holiday flame, and the love of her life... By: Vertigo Films Starring Leona Lewis & Hannah Arterton
terminal 5 2008
Some of Dave's'access all areas'back stage passes
The Ross Mitchell Orchestra & Singers
............Dave, all the very best, and congratulations on your career in music to date and the contribution you have made to British music!
Director of Communications BPI & BRIT AWARDS
Welcome to Dave's Website!
Dave with the Ross Mitchell Orchestra - International Latin Pro - Dance Finals - Royal Albert Hall London
Dave is a member of the music writing team alongside Justin Myers (Bass/Composer)
Rumble Music & Hitpoint Music Ltd
London & Los Angeles
also with Andi Baxter at
Paul Rodriguez Music Company
- 140 dancing couples of young debutants from 8 countries under the direction of the Vice President of the World Dance Union Leonid Pletnev
- The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra (84 musicians) , conducted by Alfred Eschwe (Vienna State Opera)
- Three orchestras including one of the best jazz orchestras worldwide «Ross Mitchell, His Band and Singers»(Great Britain)
- Traditional gala concert featuring the World Opera stars Dmitry Korchak (tenor), Vasily Ladyuk (bariton), Kristine Opolais (soprano)
On the ball City!!
business design centre 1986
ARCHIVE TELEVISION FOOTAGE Dave Playing cornet with The Band of HM Coldstream Guards FA CUP-FINAL (OLD 80's WEMBLEY STADIUM - TWIN TOWERS)
Dave is very excited about working with the ' fabulous '
Joe Ringer band
DAVE LAND Freelance Musician
There is a cruel bittersweetness that comes with retrospection, and this is the case with the collaborative track ‘Best For Me’, co-written for James’ 2005 debut ‘The Unlikely Lad’. The lyric "You saw the best for me / But I never realised..." echoes throughout as the pair showcase their soulful falsettos. There is a unique pain laced within the lyrics as we now know of James’ attempts to help Amy, especially when living together.
The jazzy trumpet instrumentation falls perfectly as the track hints at a love that is not always easy to come by. James has repeatedly described Amy as his soulmate, and their platonic love lingers in the innocence of the lyrics and in the flourishing fanfare that closes the song. We see a side to Amy that is not lost in vulnerability, but in acceptance and comforted by it, with her best friend by her side.
The Grand Prix du Disque is the premier French award for musical recordings. The award was inaugurated by Académie Charles Cros in 1948 and offers prizes in various categories.
DAVE WITH THE AMAZING 'SOS' BAND
HEATWAVE & ODYSSEY 'LIVE' O2 INDIGO
ODYSSEY & HEATWAVE - REHEARSALS WITH THE 'SOS' BAND
Dave's visit to Moscow with the Ross Mitchell Orchestra - Moscow Ball
Also performing on stage with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Dave's Juke Box (press 'play' and listen to Dave's trumpet playing with various artists)
THE THINKING MEN & THESE GHOSTS
Both NEW albums recorded at the Mill Studio Dave Land - Trumpet & Flugel
New Promo Video -'Heavy Pencil'
EP 'EAT LOGIC' OUT SOON!!
Staring the musicians from - Massive Attack * Labrinth
Chaka Khan* Robbie Williams* Cleopatra
Official Website 2021
Trumpet & Flugel >>>>>> Tuition
Dave can be heard playing on SOS 'the big build' with Katrina & the Waves 'Walking on Sunshine' - Episode shown 30/11/16 0n TV channel MORE4
"I'm very proud to have been part of this inspiring program, and in particular this episode showing how Nick Knowles's brilliant team helps a family from Dartford - Kent and their young handicapped son. Totally brilliant program - you can't help but shed a tear!!"
roy thompson hall
Show reel includes:
Dave performing 'live' with Katrina & the Waves
'Walking on Sunshine'
Ross Mitchell, His Band and Singers for over 35 years have travelled World wide during this time playing for Dance Competitions and Grand Balls in Russia, Canada, China, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, France, Italy, Denmark, America. The Ross Mitchell Band and Ross Mitchell's Dance and Listen Orchestra play annually for the two foremost Dance Competitions in the UK namely The International Championships at the Royal Albert Hall in October and the United Kingdom Open Championships at The Bournemouth International Centre UK (3 day event) in January which are all televised for private dance channels. The Ross Mitchell Band has many CD recordings available for sale online.
Hear Dave's trumpet playing with Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine on the new Peter Kay trailer for Car Share
WELCOME TO THE XIII VIENNESE BALL The Viennese Ball in Moscow has established itself as the largest ball of Russia and is today one of the most important and beautiful ball events worldwide.
Stars of the World classical art and the best philharmonic and jazz orchestras annually take part at the traditional gala concert of the Ball.
See Ross Mitchell Band featured on youtube video promo opposite time code 22.44
Amy Winehouse - vocals
producer - Mushtaq Uddin
Dave Land - trumpet & flugel
Recorded at 'Funky Bunker' ICE studio - London
15 year old Dave scoring the winning goal - Saturday Morning Norfolk League (complete with 70's mullet hair style!)
This sums everything thing up!!
limehouse link tunnel 1993
Dave has been involved playing music for the official openings of these iconic buildings
Dave performs 'Live at the Palladium' CD
with Jack Jones
ALSO - 'The Gershwin Album'
dave plays trumpet & flugelhorn (duet) with Amy Winehouse 'Best for Me'
Tour passes for ELVIS 'THE CONCERT' EUROPE TOURS 2003 & 2005 (DEP)
John Hurt (3rd row back - Left)
Kris Kristofferson (3rd row back - Right)
Dave (front Center)
Concert - Barry Gibb - (Bee Gees) 'LIVE' in EGYPT
Rich Pardy - Sax
Andy Watson - Trombone
Dave Land - Trumpet
With Sir Richard Branson
Dave can be heard playing trumpet with
Katrina & the Waves - 'Is that It?'
BBC Homes under the Hammer - broadcast on
'Home' channel - free view - 16th May 2017
Tribute to Sir John Hurt (22.1.1940 - 25.1.2017)
Dave is credited on Grand Prix du Disque awards for World Music
Dave was lucky enough to perform at the 'Old Wembley' stadium for 6 cup finals whilst serving as cornet player with The Band of HM Coldstream Guards (1978 -1985)
A Truly amazing experience playing 'Abide with me' and the 'National Anthem' for a full Wembley of 100 thousand football supporters!!!
Around the World in '80 Gigs' - Dave with the Redhornz & Sway Band
'In Concert' with the Drifters (USA)
ERWIN KEILES (GTR & MD) SIMON GOULDING (BASS) ANDY Mc GLASSON (DRUMS) CHRIS TAYLOR (KEYS) ROBERTO MANZIN (SAX) DAVE LAND (TPT & FLUGEL)
Dave playing trumpet & Flugel - Mike Stobbie Television tracks also featuring Keith Moore - Guitar (Paul McCartney's 'Wings' Band)
Great video from Wynton Marsalis
Talking about Covid 19 and Music
On Screen opening sequence to Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) 80's HollywoodBlockbuster film 'Heavens Gate'
Dave has since had the privilege to be part of the opening celebrations of the'NEW' WEMBLEY STADIUM in 2007, also playing in the 'JAZZ BAR' - Bobby Moore Restrurant for football Cup Finals over the last 6 years.
Dave has also played in many concerts at Wembley Arena since the 1980's.
Flying the colours after last nights win - its back to the Premiership!! Come on City............................
As a freelance trumpet player (who started in the early 1980's) I get to work with many different bands and artistes from around the world, including being credited on over 170 albums & recordings (including many top 10 singles) plus many sessions for films, TV & radio. I served for 7 years as solo trumpet in the Armed Forces with the Band of HM Coldstream Guards -- the oldest and best knownbands in the British Army, having been officially formed on 16 May 1785 -- before going freelance in London doing the early 80's. I have had the privilege to work with many world class artistes ranging from 'Elvis The Concert' (Elvis Presley Enterprises Graceland USA) Suzi Quatro Denise Williams to Franki Valli & the Four Seasons Shirley Bassey Leo Sayer Ben E King to Jack Jones also Katrina & The Waves Amy Winehouse Tracey Ullman Mari Wilson to Nik Kershaw
The Royal Albert Hall Canegie Hall NY to the Sydney Opera House & performing for our Royal family the Sheik of Dubai to performing for the King of Spain. World tours performing at Arenas & Stadiums for audiences of many thousands from Wembley arena & stadium to Madison Square Gardens NY, from Sir Richard Branson to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber.
I have been lucky enough to play on some iconic pop albums & top 10 chart singles, including 'Walking on Sunshine' selling millions of copies worldwide, as well as working with many 'Legendary' record producers such as Pete Collins, Mike Nocito and Pat Collier. Since the 80's up to present time I have also had the great fortune to have toured and recorded with the MOTOWN legends,
The Four Tops, Smokie Robinson, The Temptations, Ashford & Simpson, The Drifters, Ben E King, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, Jimmy Ruffin, Frankie Vallie & the Four Seasons , The Three Degrees, Dakota Staton.............
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