Bank of Mum and Dad - The 10 Minute Musical

I have the pleasure of announcing that this coming Tuesday 2nd October 2018 my brand new ten minute musical entitled ‘The Bank Of Mum And Dad’ is to be performed at Queens Theatre Hornchurch in connection with Leeway Productions.



Leeway Productions are also bringing four of their own 10 minute musicals to be performed so it should be a really diverse and interesting night of new musical theatre.

I was paired with writer Andy Shore to write this new piece and we’ve only had three weeks to write it so I do hope you’ll come along and support work that is so brand new the ink is barely dry.

Tickets are available here.

Feel free to enjoy this humourous video of Andy and I talking about the project.



Hope you can come along!

Andrew

September 2018 Update

The gloriously sunny Summer is starting to drift away into Autumn, it’s already getting colder and I’ve already put my electric blanket on once (yes, I should man up).

But...

There is lots and lots of exciting things coming up and there’s been some fantastic things occurring over the Summer so here’s a little rundown of some of the adventures!

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The big band had an absolutely stonking gig at the Belvedere Jazz and Music Club on August 26th. It was sold out and packed and we smashed out Count Basie’s ‘Atomic Mr Basie’ album like absolute bosses, even if I do say so myself. Mark Stratford was our guest singer in fantastic voice and it was a pleasure to get out some of the original tunes from our album ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’ too. No one had noticed until pointed out at this gig that the album titles of Count Basie and my own are linked in their own sort of way, what better way to homage to one of the greatest big band leaders ever!



You can see clearly what a glorious time we had!

My quartet has also had an outing too with more coming up in November (see gig list below) and it was fantastic to have the wonderful Rob Brockway from our first album back with us after a lengthy leave of absence! We love Rob - he even has
a birthday gig at the Vortex on Wednesday 12th September - be there!



It does look like we had a marvellous time indeed!

So what is coming up>?

Tuesday 2nd October will see the premier of my new 10 Minute Musical in conjunction with Leeway Productions and Queens Theatre Hornchurch and I think even NT Wales - more details on this to follow as this evening I myself find out more about it and have three weeks to work with writer Andy Shore to create a new piece of 10 minute musical - how exciting!

Wednesday 3rd October - Urban Big Band @ Pinner Jazz Big Band Club

Tuesday 20th November will see the premier of a new piece I am working on with Local Girl Productions called ’Standing On Their Shoulders’ - more info on this to follow too, but it will be at the Queens Theatre following their highly successful ‘Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler’ in March of this year.

Thursday 22nd November - Singing In The Corner is back at the Queens where I sight read random music bought in by the general public so they can sing... how wonderful!

Thursday 29th November - Andrew Linham Quartet @ Queens Theatre on Thursday 29th November with guest trumpeter Sam Warner which is going to be absolutely fabulous!

BIG NEWS THOUGH

The Big Band are ready for our extra special Christ-Mess outing!

Vortex on Saturday 16th December 2018 for our ‘Christ-Mess’ Extravaganza.

Get your tickets for that now by clicking the above link. There may even be free eggnog!

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So pumped for that - I’ve been working on deconstructing Christmas music for much of the Summer - perfect job for the sunny days we had!

Also, I’m currently working with a gospelly motown band called ECHO - see their poster below by clicking the link!

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There’s probably more that I’ve missed but here’s a brief lowdown of what’s going on - more information of course to be added soon!

If you’ve been enjoying my updates don’t hesitate to Contact Me - always good to know if anyone actually reads about my exploits (or to point out grammatical or spelling errors!)

Love to all!

Andrew



Succession 2018

Back in deep dark February I was working on a HBO show called ‘Succession’ and here are the amusingly vague and fleeting shots of me, Tommy Andrews and Theon Cross in the band - the poor trumpets in the back row were not spotted, nor were the rhythm section!

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I love that my bald spot is the best lit thing in the above photo!!

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Well at least that kind of has our faces in it!

I think you’d have to be an absolute eagle eye to spot me in this! If you care, which I’m sure you don’t, I think it is Episode 10 that we’re in!

Definitely worth it! Does this count as a TV credit? Probably not...

Early August Update 2018

I hope you are enjoying this glorious English summer like we’ve never seen before! The heat is here to stay and I’ve experienced some heat myself!

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Saturday 4th August 2018

This weekend took me off to deepest darkest Oxford for the Wilderness Festival where I performed with the Patchwork Jazz Orchestra. It was an insane gig, the music written by some of the guys in the band is truly fantastic and it was a great festival too! The writing, particularly for the baritone saxophone was an absolute pleasure to play!



In other news the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra gig at the Belvedere Jazz Club is SOLD OUT which is very exciting indeed, which means you’ll have to book to see us at the Vortex on Saturday 16th December 2018 for our ‘Christ-Mess’ Extravaganza.

Also, if you have a hankering to hear my Quartet we’re doing a performance in the Queens Theatre on Thursday 29th November with guest trumpeter Sam Warner which is going to be absolutely fabulous!

Other than that enjoy the rest of this glorious summer!

But remember, Christ-Mess is coming...

Christ-Mess Is Coming 2018

I know it’s the Summer right now and nobody wants to think about Christmas shopping, mince pies and Auntie Ethel falling asleep in her yule log after too many sherries but I do have big news.

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The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra can officially announce that this Christmas for the first time ever we are doing a special

Christ-Mess Extravaganza at The Vortex in Dalston.

Sunday 16th December
8pm


More details can be found on the Vortex Website here!


You can even buy your tickets now - what a perfect Christmas present indeed, so get ready to don your Christmas Jumpers, kiss under the mistletoe and listen to some outrageous reharmonisations of Christmas tune fodder.

I’m even getting all the Christmas Memes ready to promote this which is going to make for some fun advertising indeed so do watch out for those on the book of face - have you liked me yet?

We hope you’re looking forward to getting into the Christmas Spirit both musically and alcoholically with us!

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Christ-Mess Is Coming!!



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