22nd May 2015, 1:10pm - 1:50pm
Jazz with Nick Pugh, double bass & Clive Dunstall, piano
LUNCHTIME JAZZ with Nick Pugh double bass & Clive Dunstall piano
Venue: The Beldam Restaurant, Ground Floor, Eastern Gateway Building
Nick Pugh graduated from Brunel University in 2003 after completing the BA Music Course with First Class Honours. Since then he has worked as a freelance musician throughout the UK and Europe specialising in both double bass and bass guitar, working extensively on big bands, jazz ensembles, west end and touring stage shows, caberet, pop acts and studio sessions.
Recent work has included West End and Touring Shows (Chicago, Legally Blonde, Dirty Dancing, American Trade RSC) and in addition to The History Of The Big Bands Tours 2010 and 2012 with Darius Campbell and Andy Abrahams, The British Philharmonic Big Band, Matthew Herbert Big Band, The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Jazz has always been his first love and he has worked with and backed many jazz musicians including the likes of Alan Skidmore, Simon Spillett, Alan Barnes, Frank Griffith Jim Mullen and John Critchinson at venues including The Festival Hall London, Ronnie Scotts London, 606 Club London, Ealing Jazz Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival and Birmingham Jazz Festival.
Nick also runs the production company Session Corner, with their own recording studio where he records, mixes, and produces music including albums and music preparation for TV and radio, cruise lines and theatre shows.
Clive Dunstall started his musical career playing trumpet and piano in the Royal Marines Band Service. During his eight and a half years in the Royal Marines he travelled extensively throughout the world, often on-board The Royal Yacht Britannia performing for Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Since leaving The Royal Marines Clive has performed, directed and been recorded in various musical genres including West End shows, Orchestras, Big Bands, Jazz Ensembles and various Commercial/Corporate events and more recently in 2010 has performed and recorded for Sting with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra on his Symphonicities Tour. He has also played with Dame Shirley Bassey with The London Symphony Orchestra for the 80th Birthday celebrations for former President Gorbachev at The Royal Albert Hall.
Clive has very recently played piano for a 2014 Electric Prom featuring The Pet Shop Boys, The BBC Concert Orchestra, The BBC singers and Chrissie Hynde and also performed a Tim Burton concert with The London Concert orchestra (also at The Royal Albert Hall) playing the music and featuring Danny Elfman.
He has produced four albums of his own including a recording of his vocal group, ‘Clive Dunstall’s Voxtet,’ his debut jazz trio album, ‘NotableImpressions’ plus ‘Nightingales and Rainbows’ and 'Sings, Strings and Tings' with his wife, soprano Mandy Watsham Dunstall.
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