Meet The Band
Kelly's career spans from West End, Tours, Cruises and Corporate Entertainment.
Venues include The Parrot - The Waldorf Hilton, The 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Live - Holburn & The Pheasantry, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, The Other Palace, Double Tree Hilton Hotels and various Corporate Events and Functions.
Credits include BBC1's Top of the Pops, Joy To The World at the Royal Albert Hall, Save the Children Gala at the Cambridge Theatre, Children of Eden at the Prince of Wales theatre and the re-opening of Hampton Court Palace.
Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2008, Olly has worked as a freelance musician in London’s session and Musical Theatre scene. He has worked with various artists live and in the studio including Katherine Jenkins, Hazel O’Connor & James Bourne (Busted) among others, along with the Hallé, Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He has also had the pleasure of working on West End shows such as Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Loserville, The Commitments, Dance ’til Dawn, The Bodyguard, The Book of Mormon and Hamilton. From October 2019, he takes up the full time position in the band for Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre.
Jamie has been a professional saxophonist and woodwind player for over 25 years now and has performed with Chaka Khan, The X-Factor Big Band, Robbie Williams, Incognito, JTQ, The Ronnie Scott's Big Band, Wet Wet Wet, The BBC Big Band, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, The Four Tops and The Temptations. West End Musicals include Jersey Boys (for 9 years!), Book Of Mormon, Motown The Musical, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, Kinky Boots, Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Tina The Musical and Strictly Ballroom plus countless sessions, tours, jazz gigs, teaching hours, arrangements, compositions and studio productions.
Ryan Jacob is a trumpet player from London, UK. He has toured, recorded and written arrangements for an array of bands and pop stars including Bonobo, TLC, Muse, Beverley Knight, Wiley, Becky Hill, Jacob Banks, Kano, Alice Russell, Roy Harper, Jamie Woon, Andreya Triana, John Newman, Roni Size and Jordan Rakei. Recently back in London following a two year world tour, Ryan is very excited to be joining Soul Baby...
Samuel Hartman Wilcock
Sam hails from Hamilton, New Zealand and has been working as a musician in the UK since 2001. He has played for the British Forces in countries as diverse as Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and The Falkland Islands. Sam obtained a degree in Jazz Performance from Middlesex University in 2014 and has played at many of London's most prestigious venues such Ronnie Scott's, The 606 Club and Pizza Express Live. He specialises in country guitar and has performed with many leading artists such as Angaleena Presley, Sam Outlaw, Caroline Spence, Lauren Shera and Jim Lauderdale. Sam performs regularly at UK Festivals with country band Billington & Quinn.
Sam also plays banjo, bass, alto sax and sings lead vocals. His favourite guitarists are Eddie Van Halen and Angus Young and he cites Roger Federer as his biggest hero!
Samual Hartman Wilcock
Trevor Mires has been at the forefront of the London music scene for the last fourteen years. His performing credits are wide ranging. He has performed with, among others, George Benson, recorded and toured with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, toured with Sam Rivers Big Band , Michel Le Grand, and recorded with Pat Metheny, Toots Theilmans and David Sanborn. Trevor was a member of jazzfunk band Jamiroquai, and Incognito, recording and touring with both for a number of years. Maintaining a healthy balance between commercial and more creative projects, recording in studios for TV and film, Trevor is currently Trombonist/arranger for Sir Tom Jones, and recently toured with Randy Brecker's European Big Band, as well as recording with Radiohead, and performing with the likes of Alicia Keys, Beyonce, and recording and performing with Mark Ronson.