Tommy Andrews
Tommy Andrews

Tommy Andrews

BBC Big Band

McFly

John Barrowman

Ghostpoet

Hamfatter

Hannah Waddingham

Mike Batt

Howard Goodall

Sir John Dankworth

London Jazz Orchestra

London City Big Band

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Derek Watkins

Evelyn Glennie

Julian Joseph

UK Dates

UK Tour/UK TV

‘You Raise Me Up’ Tour Dates

Royal Festival Hall

UK Tour/UK TV

Cadogan Hall

Buckingham Palace

UK Television (Channel 4)

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

Duke’s Hall

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Jazz Line-Up Broadcast

Alto/Tenor/Baritone

Tenor

Alto/Tenor/Flute/Clt.

Tenor/Arranger

Alto/Bari

Reeds

Alto/Clarinet

Drums/Tenor

Alto

Lead Alto/2nd Alto

Lead Alto Chair

Alto/Tenor/Bari

Alto

Percussion (Soloist)

Lead Alto/Composer

 

SELECTED TELEVISION WORK

X Factor Live Big Band

Xtra Factor Live Big Band

McFly

Hamfatter

Hamfatter

Howard Goodall

ITV

ITV

Text Santa - ITV

Dragon’s Den - BBC

GMTV - ITV

20th Century Greats - Channel 4

Tenor

Tenor

Tenor

Alto

Alto

Drum Kit

 

SELECTED MUSICAL THEATRE

Sinatra: A Man and his Music

Elf The Musical

Guys and Dolls

Big – The Musical

Avenue Q

The Last Tango

The Thing About Men

Oliver!

Calamity Jane

Me & My Girl

Crazy For You

The Drowsy Chaperone

Kiss Me Kate

South Pacific

42nd Street

Follies

Carousel

Hello Dolly

West End (London Palladium)

West End (Dominion Theatre)

West End (Phoenix Theatre)

UK Tour

UK Tour

UK Tour

London, King’s Head Theatre

Multiple UK Productions

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

Reeds 2

Reeds 2

Reeds 2

Reeds 2

Reeds 1

Reeds 1

Reeds 1

Clarinet

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Oklahoma

Mame

Titanic The Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Mikado

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

UK Dates

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Percussion

Percussion

 

 

 

SELECTED ONE-OFF PRODUCTIONS

 

‘Accentuate the Positive’

Moulin Rouge

‘Seven Deadly Sins’

‘Grateful’

‘Band Of Brothers’

‘It’s Comin’ On Christmas’

‘Make Your Own Kind Of Christmas’

London Palladium

Café de Paris

The Roundhouse

Cadogan Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Cadogan Hall

Cadogan Hall

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

Reeds

 

 

SELECTED RECORDINGS/FILM/RADIO/ADVERTS

 

‘The Crux’

X Factor Live Recording

Britain’s Got Talent

Hamfatter

 

‘Accentuate the Postitive’

Jazz Line-Up

GSMD Wind Ensemble

Dom James (Angel)

‘Brighter Business’

‘Dreaming of Peggy Lee’ (Film)

Izzy Bizu (Sony Records)

Petite Meller (Island Records)

Tommy Andrews Quintet

X Factor Big Band

BGT Big Band (Matthew Brind)

What Part Of Hamfatter Do You Not Understand Anyway?

London Gay Men’s Chorus

BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 from St. Luke’s

Numerous De Wolfe Sessions

Khaki Films/Huntsman

One Big Mop Films

Horn Section/Arranging

‘Baby Love’

Jellymould Jazz 2014

2013

2014

2007

 

2009

2010 + 2014

2009

2007- Present

2014

2014

2014

2015

 

 

ARTISTS/MD’S/CONDUCTORS

BBC Big Band | McFly | Howard Goodall | John Barrowman | Steve Sidwell | Mike Batt | John Rutter | Ghostpoet | Izzy Bizu | Rebel Wilson | Diana Vickers| Jay McGuiness | Peter Stark | Sir John Dankworth | Cleo Laine | Colin Metters | Victoria Wood | Dave Liebman | Stan Sulzmann | Fleur East | Evelyn Glennie | Derek Watkins | Claire Martin | Matt Brind | Jonathan Del Mar | Diego Masson | Mark Lockheart | Ivo Neame | Tom Green Septet | Whinnie Williams | Petite Meller

 

 

PRESS (ALBUM)

 

“With the release of his quintet’s debut album The Crux, saxophonist and clarinettist Tommy Andrews sets out his stall with great confidence…a great example of an emerging talent stretching his wings” - JazzUK


"[A] free-flowing, idiom-mingling debut…bridges the free-flowing yet methodical spontaneity of Lee Konitz, and the staccato, more mathematical methods of Steve Coleman and the M-base tradition. It's a smart, sophisticated debut from a UK newcomer with prospects." John Fordham, The Guardian

 

“Hotly tipped as a future jazz great.” Lorelei Reddin, The Daily Echo

 

“The Crux” is a highly promising début from an instrumentalist and composer we are surely destined to hear a lot more of. It’s an album that impresses in terms of its scope and of its leader’s maturity as both a musician and a writer. " - Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann


“The Crux is a well-crafted album, with both writing and playing showing a mature combination of technical skill and a willingness to entertain.” All About Jazz


“The vibe is infectious…spirited piano and unison guitar and sax lines making way for the leader’s aqueous soloing which cries out for extended, dramatic development in a live setting.” AP Reviews

 

“Andrews’ music is as intelligent as the thoughts behind it…and, most important of all, it has an original and identifiable character all of its own. A thoroughly absorbing and pleasurable listen – a fine album indeed.” Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast

 

"[Tommy] is an intuitive improviser again like Speake, and his writing integrates group interplay with soloistic space so instinctively. Cerebral jazz that keeps you listening to reach the heart of the matter just as you guess Andrews intends." Stephen Graham, Marlbank

 

“I think The Crux is a fine debut album from the Tommy Andrews Quintet. It is a democratic album with contribution well-spread amongst talented band members who clearly work well together. This is an impressive first release that deserves committed listening time to fully appreciate the music.” Ian Maund, Sandy Brown Jazz Magazine

 

PRESS (LIVE)

 

"Cool and contained...His three pieces from the band’s new album The Crux had attractively side-slipping harmonies. The shade of the late lamented trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was never far away." Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph.

Tommy Andrews is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator. Graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a First Class degree in Jazz saxophone, he is now sculpting a varied and busy career.

 

Still in his twenties, Tommy’s musical life is beginning to flourish in many areas of the music business. As a bandleader and composer, his first major mark on the U.K. contemporary jazz scene came about with his ‘smart, sophisticated’ (John Fordham, The Guardian) ‘mature’ (All About Jazz) ‘cinematic’ (AP Reviews) and ‘cool and collected’ (Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph) album release ‘The Crux’ (2014, Jellymould Jazz). This debut release gained glowing press in the U.K. and U.S. along with national radio play, notably on Julian Joseph’s ‘Jazz Line Up’ for BBC Radio 3. The quintet promoted the release with two successful U.K. tours during 2014 culminating in the quintet’s debut London Jazz Festival performance.

 

Tommy has also performed as a sideman with many of the U.K.’s finest groups and eminent musicians. To date, he has worked with The BBC Big Band, The London Jazz Orchestra, The London City Big Band, Sir John Dankworth, Cleo Laine DBE, John Barrowman MBE, Howard Goodall CBE, Steve Sidwell, Colin Metters, Julian Joseph, Mike Batt, Stan Sulzmann, Evelyn Glennie DBE, Derek Watkins, John Rutter CBE, Mark Lockheart, Ivo Neame, the Tom Green Septet and Claire Martin.

 

Tommy also thrives on commercial and popular music ventures. To date, he has performed with McFly, toured with John Barrowman, performed live for various artists on BBC2, ITV (GMTV and Text Santa) and Channel 4 (Dragon’s Den), twice appeared live on The X Factor Big Band Night plus arranging horn charts and performing with Ghostpoet.

 

Session and film work includes Izzy Bizu (Sony), Petite Meller (Island), Khaki Films (‘Brighter Business’ won the EVCOM screen awards Bronze award for Best Music), the musical film ‘Dreaming of Peggy Lee’, De Wolfe, The X Factor (Steve Sidwell) and Britian’s Got Talent (Matthew Brind).

 

Theatre credits include over 30 productions both in the West End and across the U.K. These include 'Avenue Q', 'Sinatra: A Man and his Music', ‘The Last Tango’ and 'The Thing About Men.'

 

Tommy has performed at some of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scott’s, Buckingham Palace, the Purcell Room, the London Palladium, the Royal Festival Hall, the Vortex, the Cadogan Hall, the 606, Pizza Express Dean Street, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John Smith’s Square, the Wigmore Hall, the Roundhouse, the SSE Hydro Arena, LSO St. Luke’s, and Symphony Hall.

 

Tommy is also an experienced educator, holding a 3 day Saxophone and Clarinet position at King’s College School (The Times Secondary School of the Year 2014), as well as freelance coaching all over the U.K. including The Purcell School, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Barbican Centre, IMPULSE (with Alison Cox OBE) Eltham College, Ravenswood School and on the Music Makers Summer courses.

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