Since graduating from the Guildhall School of music and Drama in 2000, Tamar has been working as a freelance saxophonist and multi-wind specialist, with names such as Jools Holland, Kelis and Chris Moyles. She has worked in productions at Sadler's Wells and the National Theatre in London and can often be found on tour with the Hackney Colliery Band.
Tamar leads her own band, Collocutor an instrumental modal music project with jazz and global influences.
Ben has an exceptional talent and is comfortable is a great many styles. He has worked with countless names across the genres and has played live on both radio and TV in the UK.
Studying Trombone, Composition and Electronic music at the Trinity College of Music, Steve has since worked with Nigel Kennedy, Jamie Cullum, Lisa Stansfield, Eliza Doolittle, Robert Smith of The Cure, D-Ream, Dara o Briain, Eric Idle, Charlotte Church, Alison Moyet, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, The Hackney Colliery Band, The Two Ronnies, The London Mozart Players and The London Concert Orchestra. In 2012, he was one of only 3 musicians to play live in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics, which was broadcast to over 1.3 billion people.
His love of electronic music is inspired by science and technology and he has played the laser harp on 3 continents.
Emma Bassett: Trombone, Vocals
Steve Thompson: Laser harp, Theremin, Tesla Coil, Tenori-on, Launch Pad, Keyboards, Electronic devices, Trombone, Guitar, Percussion
A precocious talent, at just 24 years old, Emma Basset has already played with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic and toured with star diva Adele. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist and vocalist.
Ben Handysides: Drums, Percussion
Titch has led a wild and varied career playing trumpet with big bands such as Payback, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to Jazz and Latin Bands such as Volarie and the Vendettas, Blue Harlem, The Hornets and vintage jazz act Doolally Tap.
He has performed on various albums by artists such as The Divine Comedy, Paul Weller, Martine McCutcheon, Aqualung and Claire Martin. He has toured with many bands including Death in Vegas, My Life Story, Bellowhead and The Gregg Allman Band.
Titch Walker: Trumpet
Tamar Osborn: Sax, Flute, Clarinet
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