Since leaving University I’ve have played the musical saw as a soloist, with piano, brass band, orchestral accompaniment, at several concerts across the UK and Europe. I’ve done a 90 minute show at the Paxton Theatre in Buxton and been a guest soloist for numerous groups including the Lindley Band, Harrogate High School Band, The Yorkshire Evening Post Band and Harrogate Band. I run musical saw workshops across the county and provide recording sessions for pop groups such as Tenzer and Lymes. I have appeared in a BBC film called the “Yorkshire Symphony” (2010) and organised the Euro Sawchestra, an event for Sheffield City Councils 100 years celebration of Stainless Steel. I have played at some superb venues throughout the UK Which include :
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds Civic Theatre, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Huddersfield Town Hall, Yeadon Town Hall, The Royal Hall Harrogate, Buxton Opera House, The Lantern Theatre (Sheffield), Academy theatre (Birdwell), Queens College Cambridge, Broadstairs Band Stand, Eskdale (Cumbria), Guiseley Town Hall, The Kelham Island Museum The Empire Theatre – Liverpool, Harrogate Theatre, Albemarle Music Centre (Hull) and the Lowry (Salford)
The most unusual event has been playing outside Belfast City Hall in a skip for a festival run by Catalyst Arts.
I also have played at fantastic weddings, dinners & folk evenings across the country.The name “ The Yorkshire Saw Man” is one I have adopted after being introduced by a Musical Director of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Band at a concert where I performed “O Sole Mio” with the band.
As well as playing the musical saw I am the Musical Director of Garforth Jubilee Brass Band and Summerbridge and Dacre Silver Band. I freelance and help other brass bands out as and when required.
I’ve composed new music and arranged music for brass bands, saw players, film producers and authors. I also provide sessions for a number of artists and bands both here in the UK and in the USA.