21 May 2017: bandstand concert with Woodley Concert Band

weather forecast

Venue: Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Date: 21 May 2017

Time: 2pm to approximately 4pm

Weather forecast: looks promising



This coming Sunday, I’ll be playing with the Woodley Concert Band. The programme will be (roughly) as follows:

  • Stars and Stripes
  • Chicago
  • Hallelujah (from ‘Shrek’)
  • Montego Bay
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Palladio
  • Don’t Cry for me Argentina
  • Eighties Flashback
  • Jersey Boys
  • Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Take on Me
  • It had better be tonight
  • Irving Berlin Show-stoppers

It’s a fun programme with lots of tunes and the weather is set to fair, so come along if you can!

11 March 2017 – Woodley Concert Band: A Night in the West End

I have three concerts coming up soon, and the first is with Woodley Concert Band on 11 March. Here’s the blurb from the Facebook page:

Our first concert of the year celebrates a night in London’s West End. We’ll be featuring some classic musicals such as West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and Oliver alongside recent hits such as Jersey Boys. The programme ventures beyond musicals, with a highlight being Philip Sparke’s Theatre Music. You’re guaranteed a fantastic evening’s entertainment and a great start to WCB’s musical year!
Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions)


Venue: The Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley RG5 3EU

Kick off at 7.30pm. Come along for some tuuuuuuuuunes! If I have to have Jersey Boys stuck in my head, then you do too.


19 March 2016 – Woodley Concert Band Spring Concert: ‘Aqua’


I’m not a usual player with the Woodley Concert Band, but their first oboe can’t make this concert so I’m pleased to be helping out. They have a lovely website here and you can view concert details here.

I’ve pinched the picture above and lifted the details below from the WCB’s website:

Saturday, 19th March 2016 at 7:30pm
Waingels College, Waingels Road, Woodley, RG5 4RF

Take the plunge with Woodley Concert Band! Our first concert of 2016 is water-themed and we’ll be immersing you in a bathful of water-related music! From South Pacific and Titanic to wet-weather classic Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, there’ll be something for everyone and and loads of your favourite soggy music! Galoshes optional!

Perhaps I wouldn’t have gone for quite so many exclamation marks myself, but you get the general idea. I’m looking forward to it – it should be fun!