Hello all…

I started doing pro-gigs on Trumpet when I was 14 yrs old….

Sometime later…..
Mark Harry contacted me in 2009 to ask if I wanted to get involved in his new SKA project: 2 Rude. So… we met in the Lyceum Tavern in Newport.
His enthusiasm was SO great that I readily agreed, even though not really having a handle on the SKA style as I had been away with various bands on cruise ships and theatre work in London while this was going on in the UK.
After agreeing to play trumpet and trombone, and also to write all the music for the horn section and book a sax player, we had  the first full rehearsal, where, it quickly became apparent that this was going to be something ‘special’ [pun intended]   : )
From there we haven’t looked back….rammed gigs / enthusiastic audiences / great fun !
All in all…….. one of the better musical choices I’ve made so far….”
regards . . Roddy   o-iii<O

Rod is an alumni musician of the west end of London theatre scene, and is an international trumpet soloist, teacher/author and clinician. He has played many West End theatre shows as principal trumpet, runs two big bands in the UK, plus other smaller ensembles and has 25 yrs experience of pro work playing in and running various function bands.

In the near past Rod has been working for the following:

Principal Trumpet For Society Of West End Theatres London
Vienna Festival Ballet / Cruises (usa / Eu)
Assistant Md – Swansea Grand Theatre / Harrogate Theatre
Md Of Newport Big Band / Fabulous 40’s Swing Orch
International Book Author, Clinician And Soloist
(usa, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Uk)
Nyjo / Gyjo Alumni

London shows:

7 Brides For 7 Bros. / Cats / Evita / Starlight Express /
Rocky Horror / Grease / West Side Story / Fame / Jc Superstar
Royal Variety Performance / Various Pantos…

German Rtl Television /

Brecon + Torfaen Jazz Festivals Uk …
Elton John, The Brotherhood Of Man,
The Drifters,the Fortunes, Rolf Harris,
Freddie Starr, Jim Davidson Etc….

Music Copyist – London Symphony Orchestra