Gig List Nov/Dec 2018

So I hear you wondering, what is next? Here’s a brief low down of the adventures I’m on heading up until Christmas!

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Friday 16th November - Steve Taylor Big Band @ Ziggy’s - London Jazz Festival Show

Tuesday 20th November - ’Standing On Their Shoulders’ - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Thursday 22nd November - Singing In The Corner - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Sunday 25th November - Jon Bennett Big Band 40th Anniversary Gig

Thursday 29th November - Andrew Linham Quartet featuring Sam Warner - Queens Theatre Hornchurch - tickets here! Do come along to a fantastic evening of jazz standards!

Friday 30th November - ECHO @ The Drill Romford

Friday 7th December - Not So Silent Night @ Orchard Village (Queens Theatre Outreach Project)

Sunday 16th December - Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra @ Vortex Jazz Club - tickets here! This is going to be an incredible evening of Christmas tunes and good fun so do make it along to celebrate Christ-Mess!!!

Thursday 20th December - ECHO @ The Retailery Romford

Friday 21st December - ECHO @ The Drill Romford


Do come out and support live music as ever, particularly my dear projects the quartet and the big band, the gigs are going to be amazing with incredible musicians so do come along and keep music live!

Love to you all!!

October 2018

October saw lots of busy projects across all areas so here’s a little update of the fun and exciting adventures I’ve been up to and a cheeky look at what is coming up in the not so distant future!

Andy Shore and i premiered our 10 minute musical ‘The Bank Of Mum and Dad’ at Queens Theatre Hornchurch which was fantastic, below is a little advert of the rehearsal process! It was an incredible experience to be under pressure and creative on a three week time frame!



As part of that evening I also had the opportunity to work with a rapper and a beatboxer as tweeted about here:



And you can see a video of Tangent and I doing some cool saxophone, beatbox and loop pedal work below! I’ve gotta buy me one of those!



Alongside this I’ve had the joy of working with Dani Batchelor on the Primary Steps programme for the Royal Ballet School which is always an absolute delight every September and October that project comes around! I do dearly love playing and improvising for dancing, it is such a pleasure to use music to facilitate dance in a real life high stakes setting! Such a joy!

My work with Ardleigh Green Junior School has been busy this term with some concerts and planning their Christmas show, my new adaption of The Wizard Of Oz (Be careful driving on that Yellow M25, it can be dastardly!). Here’s a clip below of the Year 6 students doing one of my favourite tongue twisters and brain teasers simply called 12345! I’ve also been working with Goodrington School on their new version of Cinderella which will be as pantomime as possible!



I’ve been fairly busy working with ECHO performing in clubs and pubs across Havering and Essex and their inimitable brand of gospel infused Motown seems to go down a treat wherever we go!

MIMIKA had the album reviewed in Songlines magazine, check it our via the link below!



London City Big Band had their last gig of this year at the Spice of Life last Wednesday on Halloween. Barney told us all to dress and so I arrived in a cape... needless to say I was the only one to dress up and I had to do a clarinet solo wearing a cape - truly a career highlight of course... thankfully no pictures of that prestigious event have been discovered!

I’ve been working with Local Girl Productions on their new show ’Standing On Their Shoulders’ which is the story of the suffragettes which we are performing on the date below - and we got a cheeky mention in the Romford Recorder... yes this is the high life I know!



I’ve also been working with DABD and Queens Theatre Hornchurch doing some incredible outreach work with children with a wide variety of special needs which has been an incredible project to work on!

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So I hear you wondering, what is next? Here’s a brief low down of the adventures I’m on heading up until Christmas!

Friday 16th November - Steve Taylor Big Band @ Ziggy’s - London Jazz Festival Show

Tuesday 20th November - ’Standing On Their Shoulders’ - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Thursday 22nd November - Singing In The Corner - Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Sunday 25th November - Jon Bennett Big Band 40th Anniversary Gig

Thursday 29th November - Andrew Linham Quartet featuring Sam Warner - Queens Theatre Hornchurch - tickets here! Do come along to a fantastic evening of jazz standards!

Friday 30th November - ECHO @ The Drill Romford

Friday 7th December - Not So Silent Night @ Orchard Village (Queens Theatre Outreach Project)

Sunday 16th December - Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra @ Vortex Jazz Club - tickets here! This is going to be an incredible evening of Christmas tunes and good fun so do make it along to celebrate Christ-Mess!!!

Thursday 20th December - ECHO @ The Retailery Romford

Friday 21st December - ECHO @ The Drill Romford


Do come out and support live music as ever, particularly my dear projects the quartet and the big band, the gigs are going to be amazing with incredible musicians so do come along and keep music live!

Love to you all!!







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...