Sandbach School Big Band featuring Simon Willescroft

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  • April
    19:30 - 22:00

Event Details

On Friday 5th April the award winning Sandbach School Big Band will be joined by one of the world’s leading saxophonists, Simon Willescroft.

Over the past 20 years Simon has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music world including Duran Duran, Michael Buble, Katie Melua, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone, Chaka Khan, Seal, Level 42, Tony Hadley, Beverley Craven, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Jools Holland, Muse, James Morrison, John Newman, Mark Ronson, Lemar, The Brand New Heavies, Duffy, Alexandra Burke, Omar, The James Taylor Quartet, Bonnie Tyler, Jamie Cullum, Go west, Jimmy Ruffin, Joy Division, Anastacia and Lulu.

Additionally, Simon has performed on TV and radio shows including X-Factor, The Royal Variety Performance, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Parkinson, Strictly Come Dancing, Radio 1 Big Weekend and Later with Jools Holland.

Throughout the concert, Simon will be accompanied by the Sandbach School Big Band. In recent years the group has worked with many of the country’s leading musicians including; Georgie Fame; Derek Watkins; Gordon Campbell (Lead trombone BBC Big Band); Matthew Ford (Singer with the John Wilson Orchestra, BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra); Elliot Henshaw (Drummer with Tony Christie); Colin Skinner (Lead Saxophone with the John Wilson Orchestra) and Paul Newton (Trumpet with Brand New Heavies and the ‘Billy Elliot’ West End Show). In addition, they have been finalists at the National Festival of Music for Youth (2007 and 2011), undertaken tours of Berlin, New England USA, Istanbul, Singapore and New Zealand and given a performance to two thousand people at the 2007 Primary Proms Concert at Chester Cathedral. For the past 9 years the band performed sell out ‘Viva Las Vegas Nights’ with the fantastic A-Band and last year performed two sell out show of Queens Greatest Hits with members of QEII.

This special concert will start at 7.30pm on Friday 5th April in our Theatre Space with refreshments available from 6.30pm in the Refectory. Tickets are £10 each and available from the Main School Reception on 01270 758870 or on if you search for Sandbach School.

Featured Artists

  • Sandbach School Big Band
  • Simon Willescroft


Sandbach School
Crewe Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NS

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