Official Website 

Trumpet - Flugelhorn - Tuition

                                               Chepstow Castle Concert with    Leo Sayer  &  Mari Wilson


 Leo looking great at 70!!!


Ross Mitchell Orchestra - Russia

(The Moscow Autumn Cup 2017 - Pro Ball Room Dance Championships)

Live TV Video Broadcast - Moscow

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NEW RECORDING FOR May 2019  KPM & EMI - 'WE'VE GOT LATIN SOUL'                                             fet. Dave Land  - trumpet & Composed by Leigh Gracey

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Nice one chaps!!.........you both sounded brilliant at the Proms.

Dave

John Gleeson launches a brilliant new book charting the 332 years history of the            Band of HM Coldstream Guards

(the world's oldest military band)


I'm proud to have served 7 years with the band as trumpet soloist before leaving in the early 80's for the BBC 'Come Dancing Orchestra' directed by Andy Ross.


"Great days serving in the British Forces alongside John - we have a few very funny stories which would not pass the censor control desk for this book!! - thank you for your kind words in your the book  John"


Dave




full house for 'GET READY' show - Gordon Graig Theatre 2019

Recording session with Sotos at Ashwood Studios

Sax legend Martin Dobson (Eurythmics)

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Tracks from the new 2019 KPM

recording. 

Leigh Gracie -Compositions /gtr

Simon Jarratt - Sax/flute

Dave Land - trumpet / flugel

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Dave will be performing                  Mari Wilson's new album              'POP DELUX' PLUS                          Marc Almond 'live'            Shepards Bush 2017

London 'West End' Show - Orchestra personal 

Death on the Tyneis the follow up to Murder on the Blackpool Express and features an all star cast including Johnny Vegas - who describes it as "Speed 2 meets Scarface" - Car Share's Sian Gibson, Sue Johnston, Benidorm's Madge aka Sheila Reid, Two Doors Down actress Doon Mackichan and ex Eastenders and 55 Degrees North actor Don Gilet.


I had the wonderful privilege of playing trumpet for Nigel Hess on his wedding day with London's 'Little Big Band'. Nigel had written a special arrangement of this beautiful tune which was played doing the signing of the register, played on this clip from his film score 'Ladies in Lavender' with Joshua Bell (violin) & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


One of the most charming melodies I have ever heard!!

Balfour Castle -Shapinsay -Orkney Islands

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A trip down memory lane with Peter Skellernand the 'Little Big Band'


Dave Lord & Dave Land / trumpets

NEW CD 

fet: Dave Land & Martin Dobson - Horns

Dave will be busy this summer playing trumpet with lots of the 80's pop artists including Leo Sayer, Mari Wilson, Mark Almond, Motown show 

'Get Ready'



Starlight Express Tony Awards 

Year Category Show
1987 Best Choreography Starlight Express
1987 Best Costume Design Starlight Express
1987 Best Direction of a Musical Starlight Express
1987 Best Lighting Design Starlight Express
1987 Best Musical Starlight Express
1987 Best Musical Starlight Express
1987 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Starlight Express
1987 Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Starlight Express
1987 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Starlight Express


Dave with Mr Ajmal (Manager)  Yamaha Music

Abu Dhabi 

UAE  Middle East / Asia

Richard Pardy - Tenor/Bari Sax

Dave Land - Trumpet

Happy memories of my birthday at Ronnie Scott's Club back in 1981.

My wife Lyn (of 37 years -poor girl) asked Dizzy to sign his book ( I was too shy to ask him myself !)

Not only that - he then wished me 'Happy Birthday' over the clubs mic!!              Happy times!!!

Dizzy played great that night as ever  ( he is every trumpet players hero)

..............................................................Thank you Dizzy 

Mari Wilson Band:

Richard Cottle - Keys & Musical Director

Laurence Cottle - Bass

Dave Holmes - Gtr

Tim Goodyer - Dms

Joanna Goldsmith (BV's)

Sara Davey (BV's)

Stu Curtis (Sax)

Dave Land (Tpt)

SOUND TRACK TO 'BIG HAIR' SHORT FILM

SONIC STUDIOS - COMPOSER JAMES ROGERS

TRUMPET - DAVE LAND

NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - NOW 5  - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - 1983  - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - SUMMER ALBUM - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - NOW 9 - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - 80'S PARTY  - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - MUSICALS  - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - RUNNING 2014 - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - RUNNING 2017 - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - OFFICIAL WEDDING LIST - UNIVERSAL/SONY MUSIC
​​NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - MILLENNIUM SERIES 1984 - UNIVERSAL/SONY 
NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC - MILLENNIUM SERIES 1985  - UNIVERSAL/SONY 


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Dave's is featured on this iconic box set playing trumpet with                                          Tracey Ullman    Makin' Time    Kirsty MacColl

.............................​a major part in 80's pop history!

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new 2019 'top of the pops' cd compilation including NIK KERSHAW   - Fet. Dave Land & Stuart Curtis - Horn Section


1st rehearsals in London along side the New York  MOVIN’ OUT  band and       Billy Joel's  Musical Director 2006


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Following Mari’s Sold Out extravaganza last summer in London, she now brings her new energy packed show to Guildford’s Electric Theatre. Featuring her fantastic 8 piece band, The New Wilsations including a terrific horn section, expect Mari’s 80’s hits and a selection of songs from the latest album Pop Deluxe, and of course, a few surprises.

Dress Up, Dandify and Drape yourself in glamour for a very special night out.

mariwilson.co.uk

Just found some wonderful video clips of my 16 years playing trumpet in one of the longest running shows in British history.

Great to be on a fabulous trumpet section with Dave Lord, Graham Russell, Andy Gibson, Buzz Trueman - plus all the brilliant deps - what a family!!

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Dave will be touring Spain this Summer with 

'SPEEDOMETER'

The tour starts with the Madrid Soul & Funk Festival 2019

18 year old's Dave & Rich

Kneller Hall

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Virgin boss                  Sir Richard Branson &

Dave

Andy Ross Orchestra Fet: The 'Great'

Derek Watkins & Dale Gibson

I had the great fortune to sit along Derek & Dale when they came to play trumpet for TV & Radio sessions with the Andy Ross Orchestra.

Dave can be heard playing trumpet on                          Philip Scofield's'How to spend it Well'                       House & Garden'

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

Starring Suzi Quatro

1986

Original London Cast

 Musical Director: Grant Hossack

Assistant Music Director / Keyboards: Bobby Purvis

Bass: Dennis Bowden

Percussion: David Hulley

Woodwinds: Andy Barnwell, Colin Courtney, Andy Panayi

Trumpets: Andy Mitchell,  David Land

Trombone: Mark Graham

Horn: Fred Crossman

Violins: Michael Rennie*, Ruth Dawson, Martin Gill, Rosalyn Lishak, John Mayer

Cello: Myrtle Bruce Mitford






STARLIGHT EXPRESS

1984 – 2002

Apollo Victoria Theatre

 

(confirmed November 2001)

Musical Director: Neil Cleary

Keys 1 / Harmonica / Assistant Musical Director: Peter Hagen

Keys 2: Roy Moore

Keys 3: Ken Poole

Keys 4: Andy Read

Drums: Tom Nichol

Percussion: Roger Harrison

Guitar: Nick Pearson

Guitar: Vic Saville

Bass Guitar: John Mole

Trumpet 1: Graham Russell

Trumpet 2: Dave Land

Trumpet 3: Andy Gibson

Horn: Julie Lord

Trombone 1: Martin Kelly

Trombone 2: Roger Williams

Tenor Saxophone / Flute / Piccolo: Peter Ripper



MOVIN’ OUT


2006

Apollo Victoria Theatre

 

Musical Director / Lead Guitar:                          Dennis Delgaudio (Broadway MD)

Lead Vocals / Pianoman: James Fox, Darren Reeves

Synthesiser: Michael Martin

Drums: Jerry Brown

Guitar: Joseph Ross

Bass Guitar: Velroy Bailey

Trumpet: Adam Linsley

Trumpet / Flugelhorn: Dave Land (rehearsals only)

Trombone: Andy Crompton

Saxophones: Ian Richards

Saxophone / Percussion / Backing Vocals:                      Richard Pardy

 

 

Love this jazzy version of "Walking on Sunshine"

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Two of Dave's 6th form  trumpet Students at Wymondham College - Norfolk  get a special chance to have a lesson with the world-renowned

trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger

​November 2017

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32 Years this month since Dave 

performed on one the most famous ships in the world - QE2


London to New York then Carribean 


Tommy Hawkins                                  QE2 Show Band

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Promoting Mike Lovatt's brilliant trumpet CD!!


2019 UK Dance Championships - Ross Mitchell Orchestra


Trumpet Section:

Adam Linsley

Mike Lovatt

Gavin Mallett

Me - shameless promotion of Mike's CD!!! 

Mick Wilson (10cc) 

Aleks Jenner with Håkan Hardenberger

Terry (Johnny Vegas) and Gemma (Sian Gibson) promise to take Mildred (Sheila Reid) and her care home friends, including Hilda (Georgie Glen) and Colleen (Sue Johnston) on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne. They're welcomed aboard the Empress of the Tyne by ageing lothario Captain Jack (James Fleet) and his motley crew - Cruise Director Denise (Felicity Montagu), First Officer Justin Valentine (Tony Gardner), DJ Bobby (David Mumeni), ex-pianist Alan (Don Gilet), barmaid Tracy (Taj Atwal) and self- obsessed cabaret singer Emily (Doon Mackichan).

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Redhornz & Sway Band       with      The Bah Hah Boys   (Who let the dogs out?)     and the     Cuba Tropicana Orchestra

Two of Dave's former students are members of the NYJO trumpet section: George Jefford & Harry Evans.                                                                                                                                                       The National Youth Jazz Orchestra will be performing as part of the BBC Proms Festival 2018!

Join us for our late night prom on Thursday 16 August 2018, where we will be presenting a mixed programme of old and new; the original band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (performed with NYJO alumnus Guy Barker MBE and special guest soloist Benjamin Grosvenor), and the Stan Kenton Orchestra’s highly acclaimed but rarely performed big-band version of West Side Story, alongside a brand new composition by NYJO alumnus and Mercury Award nominee Laura Jurd.

Dave can be heard playing trumpet on the 'Main Street' walkway  at Disneyland Paris via the Disneyland music radio  'loop' playlist.

They are currently playing an album recorded by Chandos records featuring Dave's trumpet playing.


Archive video footage of  Dave with  80's Pop Sensations

                          'Breathe'

Great to do 2 tours back in the 1980's with 'Shilts' on saxaphone!!

We were support band for part of 'Heaven on Earth' World tour                     Belinder Carlisle


Check out some 'live' performances with Dave playing trumpet with 'Breathe' FRONT PAGE OF WEBSITE   'showreel'

3 sampler tracks

Future dates for 2019

3 JULY 2019 – LA HUERTA DE LA DELICIAS, PALENCIA
4 JULY 2019 – PROXIMA ESTACION, MADRID WWW.PROXIMAESTACION.ES
5 JULY 2019 – 16 TONELADAS, VALENCIA WWW.16TONELADAS.COM
6 JULY 2019 – SLAP FESTIVAL, ZARAGOZA WWW.SLAPFESTIVAL.COM 

Spain - Madrid Soul & Funk music festival (July)

Bournemouth - Ross Mitchell Orchestra (July)

Dubai - Diana Ross's   Supremes  (September)

Moscow - Ross Mitchell Orchestra (September)

Spain - Speedometer (October)

Mari Wilson - Various UK concerts

Joe Ringer Band - Various East of England Functions / Weddings


"It's been a privilege and lots of fun working with Paul over the years, from sessions to gigs - he is 'awesom'!!"

                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                       Dave

      Redhornz & Sway                                                        Virgin Atlantic Band


Around the world in 80 gigs


New York with Motown Legends


Tour of Cuba & Bahamas 2005


Rich Pardy & Ian Richards (sax) 

Dave Land (Trumpet)

PRESS 'PLAY' FOR TASTER TRACK

Bless the Bride

​Sadler's Wells Theatre




Starring: Ruth Madoc & Una Stubbs

1987

Original London Cast

 Musical Director: Grant Hossack

Assistant Music Director / Keyboards: Bobby Purvis

Bass: Dennis Bowden

Percussion: David Hulley

Woodwinds: Andy Barnwell, Colin Courtney, Andy Panayi

Trumpets: Andy Mitchell,  Dave Land

Trombone: Mark Graham

Horn: Simon Morgan


Harp:  Julie Allis

Violins: Michael Rennie*, Ruth Dawson, Martin Gill, Rosalyn Lishak, John Mayer

Cello: Myrtle Bruce Mitford








Dave's trumpet can be heard on at least 11    NOW  THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC    albums with: Katrina & the Waves, Nik Kershaw, Tracey Ullman, Starlight Express

Gioconda Scott - Paradise Kitchens - Sky TV                 Dave playing Trumpet on theme tune plus incidental music - Composed by Mike Stobbie

Mari Wilson -  'Don't Sleep in the Subway'  'Live'

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The Supremes  at Theatre by QE2                                                                                                    Dance and sing along to hits by one of Motown’s premier all-girl singing groups, The Supremes. Former members Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene are performing live aboard the QE2 with American singer Joyce Vincent. 

Debuting in the 1960s, The Supremes were, and still are, one of Motown Records' most commercially successful acts. They rivalled The Beatles at the peak of their popularity with hits like ‘Baby Love’ and ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’. While the original members included Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown, the line-up changed in the 1970s with Lynda Laurence, Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene. 

Co-performer Joyce Vincent is famous as one-third of Tony Orlando and Dawn, known for signature tracks like ‘Knock Three Times’ and ‘Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose’.

A little musical dedication to our family Chocolate Labrador 'Lottie'  a wonderful dog who we  all loved and adored.

Rest in peace old girl!! x

25th August  2019   (aged 15 & a bit!)


Magaso - Philippines                                                                  Lottie is probably swimming around in a similar pool of water in Heaven with our other two Labs, Sooty & Sasha  "we are missing you like crazy"!

Just found this youtube clip of Andy Ross Orchestra

Paul Davies (Lead trumpet), Don Morgan, Harry Moffat,

I became regular member of the trumpet section in 1985 to 1988

It was a great band to be part of!!


Dave is featured playing trumpet & flugelhorn   along side 'Shilts' (Sax) & the                         Praque Philharmonic Orchestra                        2 of the 14  boxed CD albums with Leo

Book now available via Amazon £30

Ross Mitchell Orchestra - Moscow 2019

Great to have Adam on-board

with the Joe Ringer Band

Bylaugh Hall -Norfolk 

Wedding of the owners of 'The Lady' Magazine

Helen &  Ben

Looking forward to working with Leo & Mari again this summer 

Helena Jessie                                                              Redhornz 

Brass arrangements - Dave Land

'Beat the Beat'     Mari, Laurence Cottle                            Dave (catching flies!!)



Dave with the 'Starlight' Band

Dave playing trumpet on Death on the Tyne -broadcast 15/12/18 Christmas Gold TV

duty free scene - background music courtesy of   Audio Networks plc

She said making it big in Britain involves finding the right song. "I was not in the studio a lot last year, but this year I'm in a lot," she said. She recently recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles, and has a song on the way.

 
 

The soundtrack to school discos, the cementing in history of one-hit wonders, and the go-to for catchy pop songs, Now That's What I Call Music! has reached its 100th milestone.

Since 1983 Now albums have been released at a rate of three-a-year and a total of 120 million copies have been sold world-wide.

Their playlists have spent 654 weeks at number one, and the average household owns four volumes.

Dave has produced a new cd with his students at Wymondham College - Norfolk                    (years 7 to 13)

Director of Music - Andrew Day

Sample (below) of the Jazz Orchestra & Brass Group directed by Dave Land

'Live' digital recording 2019


1. On broadway    2. night in tunisia                                                                        3. My funny valentine (Matt Thompson -Flugel solo)                                   4. Aria (Brass Group)     5.September


Old photos I took on the QE2 cruise with Tommy's band 1986  (docking in New York - Pier 88 Hudson River, West 46th & 54th Street, NY                                                                       we still had the twin towers and I still had some hair!!

It was to be the QE2's  final steam crossing from New York to Southampton - we were all given the commemorative medals to mark this  historic occasion   (see below)



Great interview with Leo Sayer who is celebrating his 70th birthday (2019) and is still on 'top form' living in Australia & promoting his new album 'Selfie'

Leo also talks about'Voice in my Head'  and'In a Box'  albums I had the privilege to play trumpet on along side 'Shilts' on Sax. ...............I hope Leo is still recording and loving music on his 80th!!

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video of final performance - speech by Andrew Lloyd Webber (end of show)

Mari Wilson & The New Wilsations                                                             Richard Cottle - MD   Stuart Curtis - Sax                                                                    Tim Goodyer - Drums   James Nisbet - Guitar  Laurence Cottle - Bass           Lucy Potterton & Sara Beth Brimer Davey - Backing Vocals                             Dave Land - Trumpet & Flugel

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Some world class brass playing from the 'London Brass'

Featuring Rich Edwards (Trombone) who I had the honour of joining the Guards band with in the late '70's

We both studied at Kneller Hall - Richard is a fantastic musician and world class trombonist (plus top chap!!)

I also had the good fortune to do a few sessions and shows with the great John Barclay - a true 'legend' of the London session scene - and very very funny guy!! 

I took this picture of the great KENNY BAKER having a early morning sleep at Madrid airport - late 1980's tour with Peter Skellern. Kenny was featured soloist for the concerts -late finish!!


Also in the picture is Dickie Bell (Guitar) and session French horn play - John Peniugie.

Dave Lord & Dave Land - trumpets

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Dave on stage with Mari Wilson & the New Wilsations

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Mari, Laurence & Stu

Speedometer Funk  - Spain tour 2019

Band of HM Coldstream Guards - Concert for St George's Day


Phil Cobb - Trumpet Soloist (London Symphony Orchestra)

ITV Countrywise - Broadcast 28th Dec 2018

Dave playing Trumpet - music clip

'Walking on Sunshine'


Presented by naturalist Liz Bonnin, intrepid adventurer Ben Fogle and farming and agricultural expert Paul Heiney, Countrywise, which returned for a sixth series last week, celebrates Britain’s natural beauty and investigates the issues affecting our countryside.

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Leo Sayer - 'Everyone' from  Voice in my Head                   Paul 'Shilts' Weimar - Sax    Dave Land - Trumpet    plus    The City of Prague Philharmonic

The name of the series came from a poster Virgin boss Richard Branson found in a bric-a-brac shop on Portobello Road, depicting a singing chicken and a pig exclaiming "Now that’s what I call music!".

Branson gave the poster to Virgin Records Co-Founder Simon Draper, and a couple of years later they thought the wise words of the porker could be a great slogan for the compilation idea they had come up with.

It could also explain why the latest version has a pig wearing sunglasses on its front cover.

Interestingly enough, Branson went on to marry the owner of the shop.

Number ones

Now albums have spent 654 weeks at number one, and the average household owns four volumes.

Of the 99 past albums, 98 have all gone to number one in the charts.

The artists

Some 2,100 artists have been featured on the records, and if you were to listen to all the albums back-to-back it would take you more than 250 hours, or 10.5 days.

The spin-offs

There have been a number of spin-off albums such as Now Classic Soul, and Now Christmas which is the seventh-best-selling album of all time in Britain, selling 4.5 million copies and rising!!.

Matt Thompson with Håkan Hardenberger

Dave & Mike Innes (Trombone) session for Victoria Swarovski

Studio 2 - Abbey Road Studio

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Wymondham College to provide music to the ears of N&N patients

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is to host its largest ever musical performance when the students of  Wymondham College Jazz Orchestra  visit the hospital on Thursday 9th July.
The college’s full orchestra including brass, guitar, double bass and drums will be performing in the West Atrium Restaurant to provide entertainment to patients, visitors and staff. 
Emma Jarvis, NNUH Arts coordinator said: “The hospital has a wide variety of audiences from young children visiting relatives to older patients staying on wards. The variety of songs performed by the younger students should appeal to all.”
Dave Land - Wymondham College Brass and Trumpet Teacher commented: “We hope to put a smile on everybody’s face and also give the opportunity to our young musicians at Wymondham College to give a concert. The concert will give people the chance to sing and clap along to our music. On behalf of my director of music at the college, Andrew Day, and myself we are really looking forward to sharing our music with the hospital.”

The performance will be held in the West Atrium Restaurant from 2.30pm for 45minutes on Thursday 9th July. 

Notes to editors
Media are invited to attend. Please notify Emma Jones on 01603 289821.

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Breathe -'In Concert' ITV '              Live Television Broadcast 1989 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 David Glasper - lead vocals  Marcus Lillington - Guitar  Ian 'Spike' Spice - Drums

                                                                                                                             plus: Graham Edwards - Bass (Go West)


Ian Hoare (Everyone!)& Molly.......... - BV's     Mike ......... - Keys (Seal)                    Dave Land - Trumpet & Flugel                                                                Paul 'Shilts' Weimar  - Sax 

Paul Weimar, under the stage name “Shilts”, hails from London and lived in L.A. for the last ten years. His 30 year career has spanned all forms of jazz, funk, soul and pop music, and he has toured all over the world and recorded with a host of international artists such as David Bowie, Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, Jimmy Paige, Bill Wyman, and Dina Carroll.  Shilts was the bandleader and front-man of the British urban jazz funk export, “Down To The Bone” which enjoyed massive success in the United States.  This group released 7 albums on which Paul was heavily featured, both as a player and as a writer.  Now with 5 solo albums released, he is considered one of the world’s most successful Jazz Funk artists of this century. Shilts will perform at Festival Jazz Roja in 2018.





                                 


NORWICH SCHOOL PREPARES FOR HOSTRY FESTIVAL EVENTS

13 OCTOBER 2017

Preparations are in full swing as Norwich School prepares to host The Hostry Festival Classical Concert in the Blake Studio on Sunday evening, 7-9pm. The evening is a brand new event for the Hostry Festival which hopes to celebrate Norfolk’s young emerging musicians.

The Hostry Festival have partnered with Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich School to bring together the county’s top up and coming young performers of classical music. Norfolk’s next generation of musicians will be performing songs, piano, wind, strings and percussion, involving both original composition and much loved classical music. The guest of honour, and newly appointed concert patron, is Julian Lloyd Webber.

The evening begins with a trumpet fanfare written by Norwich School trumpet teacher Dave Land entitled ‘Cloister Fanfare’. This will be the premiere of the piece and includes Norwich School players India Riordan (L6B), Matthew James (L6B), Henry Lee (L6C), Shannon Lai (U6S) and Daniel Possener (M5S).Also performing from Norwich School are Alice Palmer (M5C), who will sing Antonio Caldara’s Sebben Crudele and Caitlin Obee (U6B) who plays George Enesco’s Cantabile et Presto on flute.

The event is the first of the two week programme of events held by the Hostry Festival, which includes The Norfolk Arts Awards where the Norwich School 2016 musical will be celebrated. Ms Ziegler and Mr Allain are nominated for the Dr Frank Bates Dance and Musical Theatre Award for their roles in the production of Sweeney Todd. The school is also delighted that Megan Blair (U6P) will be performing at the event having been invited following a performance at last year’s Blake Studio opening by festival co-founder and Artistic Director Stash Kirkbride. Megan will be one of the music acts featuring at the red carpet gala event on Friday 20th October at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral.

Megan, as well as Director of Music Mr Allain took part in a BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast for the Hostry Festival last week, which you can listen to here.

Happy memories of touring with Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons back in 1993

Frankie's fantastic American band were joined with the UK brass section

Including: Paul Davies, Dave Plews and myself on trumpets.


We finished the tour with a sell-out performance at the London Palladium, where we all had a photo taken together on the stage after sound check.

I am still trying to locate that picture (via New York & United Artists) as it was one of the last tours I played on standing next to Dave Plews before his sudden death.                                     Rest in Peace Plewsy!!

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Breathe  The album   'All That Jazz'  contained the group's two best-known hits, "Hands to Heaven" and "How Can I Fall?".              The former charted at No. 2 in 1988 

The official website for the 1980's Blues/Rock outfit, The AM Band



IN THE BEGINNING AND AFTERWARDS … OBVIOUSLY

EARLY DAYS … WRITER’S REVENGE 1982 – 1986
THE ACT BAND – 1986 – 1987
WOODEN MAC/THE AM BLUES BAND 1987 – 1988
ANDREW MITCHELL’S SECOND ACT 1988 – 1989
THE AM BAND 1990 – 1992
THE BAND TODAY (2004 ONWARDS)

    Originally titled “Strange Attractor” this is the Second full length album recorded by The final line up of the band during their most active period touring. A concept album, it was based on the  band’s new found interest in Chaos Theory.  Later this was thought too pretentious and based on the wonderful illustration of  Jude Evans they chose to rename the album.

The original live sessions were recorded on Stage Two at Thorn EMI Elstree Film Studios in 1989 and completed in Neil’s  studio in Potters Bar.

In addition to the regular band of Andy, Austen, John, Neil and Rami the recordings also featured performances from the legendary drummer from the rare groove giant Cymande   Sam Kelly on Four Tracks after which he left the band and Steve Laffey replaced him on the sessions.  Also Lea Andrews; Catriona McDougall and Jo Payne on backgrounds and the first appearance on Am Band recordings of   Stewart Curtis (sax) & Dave Land  (trumpet).

  INCLUDING                              Castell Roc Festival:  

               Leo Sayer &                 Mari Wilson

It is one of the longest running musicals in West End history, with 7,408 performances; however, the Broadway production ran for only 761 performances. It is also the most popular musical show in Germany, where it has been performed continuously since 1988.

sample of new album - due for release later this year


Clive Hitchcock - Sax

Dave Land - Trumpet

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Winner of 2003 Tony Award - Best Orchestrations - Billy Joel & Stuart Malina

Out on 21st September 2018  'Quincy'


A true living music legend!!!

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Dave hopes to perform on the QE2 in 

2019 where the ship is now a luxury hotel docked in Dubai.

Ron Sayer Jr and Charlotte Joyce

A real privilege to play trumpet & flugel on this wonderful album by Shena   Songs inspired by Whitney Houston Vol.1      produced by my good friend, the late Jim Winchester                   (Rest in peace mate x)

Dave recording a new album with 'SPEEDOMETER'

Due for release Summer 2019

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Dave with the Ross Mitchell Orchestra

Bournemouth BIC 2019


Trumpet section:

Mike Lovatt, Gav Mallet, Adam Linsley & Me

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Dave will be performing with THE SUPREMES   (USA) on board the World famous QE2 cruise Liner

September 11 - 12  2019   DUBAI

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    DAVE   LAND Freelance Musician 

Demonstrating new Xeno Trumpet at Yamaha            Abu Dhabi

Stiff Records is a British independent record label formed in London, England, by Dave Robinson and Jake Riviera (real name Andrew Jakeman). Originally active from 1976 to 1986, the label was reactivated in 2007.

Established at the outset of the punk rock boom, Stiff signed various punk and new wave acts such as Nick Lowe, the Damned, Lene Lovich, Wreckless Eric, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury and Devo. In the 1980s, with most of their early signings having moved on, the label found commercial success with Madness, The Pogues, Tracey Ullman, The Belle Stars, Kirsty MacColl and others.

In December 2017, Universal Music Group acquired Stiff Records and ZTT Records.[1]. Razor & Tie holds the American rights to the Stiff catalogue.[2]

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