Lydia and Noel Bannister
(Wadhurst Music festival)
Lydia :with Dave Trigwell
Noel Bannister / Mike
Porter Ward / Alice Harvey / Dave Trigwell / Adam Bishop
plus Steve Conway
began her singing career in London's West End
at the age of 12 as 'Jane Banks' in Mary Poppins.
She then went on to appear in 'Billy Elliot'
at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London.
Lydia has a stunning voice and a repertoire
of songs to suit any occasion. For further information
please click on the 'Lydia' tab on the left.
Lydia recently featured in the Wadhurst Music
Festival (photo above) fronting the 5 piece
band 'Jazfront'..... and received rave reviews
from a sell out audience....(please listen to
the 'YouTube' clips at top of page)
Alice Harvey possesses
an absolutely magical voice - and knows how
to use it to it's full potential. The combination
of imaginative and sensitive playing combined
with Alice's natural style and original approach
leaves audiences begging for more.
Ali Wheeler and
Noel Bannister, Buxted Park Hotel
ALI WHEELER a singer who is a bit jazzy, a bit
country and a bit poppy. Ali is classically trained
but then took a bit of a U- turn, getting involved
in a new wave pop band Gulf. Ali has extensively
gigged and recorded with her band Gulf and even
had a few releases. She then found her groove
on the airwaves and landed a job on Kent's Heart
FM, co-hosting the Breakfast show.
Ali has always felt very at home singing the
standards – and has sung with various jazz bands,
including performing at the launch of 'The Jazz'
digital radio station alongside Joe Stilgoe and
has been singing professionally for the last fifteen
years and has sung at many wedding receptions,
private parties and corporate events in Hampshire,
Berkshire, London and other areas of the UK. Steve
has performed as a Rat Pack Singer and Jazz Singer
at some of the south's finest venues including
Wentworth Golf club, The Lainesborough Hotel and
Kensington Roof Gardens. His performances have
not been restricted to the south however - he
has sung throughout the UK and his talent has
even taken him to Florence and Northern Spain.
is London based saxophonist, composer and teacher.
Based in London, he works predominantly in the
jazz field. He enjoys playing in a variety of
styles, from 20's jazz through bebop, fusion and
free jazz to salsa and dance. In addition to jazz,
he's inspired by classical composers such as Debussy,
Bartok and John Adams, and classical Indian music.
Maslin is in much demand
as a versatile performer and teacher. Trained
classically, with a diploma in vocal performance,
Jenny is also comfortable singing the jazz standard
repertoire. Jenny can be heard singing 'Pie
Jesu' on the Wedding page above
Porter-Ward has been a professional musician
for many years and plays both the double bass
and the bass guitar. He has been involved in many
genres of music and has worked with many bands,
from light orchestras to heavy rock and ranging
from duos, trios, quartets, 6 piece jazz bands
to big bands. His forte and passion is jazz and
has played with some wonderful musicians, including:
Harry Connick Jn, Scott Hamilton, Bobby Scott,
Jim Mullen and Acker Bilk to name but a few.
is a well known drummer and has worked in many
jazz bands and with many of the big names in jazz.
Some of these great jazz musicians include: Ian
Carr's, Jango Bates, Leanne Carroll, Gary Potter,
Herbie Flowers, Terry Callier and Jim Mullen.
He also toured Japan twice and produced CDs on
the Polygramme Jazz Label Verve.
is completely at home backed by both solo piano
or a jazz band. Her influences include Sarah
Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland and more
recently Anita Wardell, Amy Winehouse and Nina
Jazz band for events, promotions,
dinners, diners, clubs, social gatherings, weddings, barmitzvahs,
celebrations, engagement, marquees, receptions, engagements,
golden and silver weddings,