A man with a lifelong love of swing music, rhythm and blues, jazz and soul, Gareth has a wealth of experience both home and abroad as a professional trumpet player, educator, singer, entertainer and bandleader. As well as having shared the stage with members of The Specials, The Happy Mondays, Fun Lovin' Criminals and many more, he is also trumpet and flugelhorn player for The South (formerly The Beautiful South). He also runs a New Orleans style brass band with a modern twist, a funk and soul outfit and a reggae and ska band and performs hits from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Louis Prima, right through to modern-day crooner Michael Buble, to make for a perfect classy atmosphere at any event. Singing with passion and style and a permanent smile on his face, he prides himself on audience interaction and putting on the best show possible and catering to the needs of the client and the audience alike.
Gareth is fully self-contained with a PA system, battery amplification for outdoor and mobile events if required, and can perform either on his own with the use of high quality full band backing tracks, or with any size band from a guitar or piano player accompanying him right through to a full 18 piece big band.
How long do you play for?
Standard set is 2 x 45 minute or 3 x 30 minute sets but other set lengths can be accommodated on request.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
PA system is provided
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, certificates available on request
You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
Straighten Up and Fly Right - Nat King Cole
They Can't Take That Away From Me - Frank Sinatra
Girl From Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
Have You Met Miss Jones - Frank Sinatra
On the Street Where You Live - Dean Martin
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Sway - Dean Martin (Michael Buble version)
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Pennies from Heaven - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Summertime - George Gershwin
Happy - Pharell (instrumental)
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Lets Stay Together - Al Green (instrumental)
King of the Swingers (Jungle Book) - Louis Prima
My Kind of Girl - Matt Monro
Cheek to Cheek - Frank Sinatra
Under My Skin - Sinatra
How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye (Michael Buble version)
Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul (Michael Buble version)
Beyond the Sea - Frank Sinatra (Robbie Williams version)
Mess Around - Ray Charles
Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke
That's Life - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Call Me Irresponsible - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
I've Got The World on a String - Frank Sinatra (Michael Buble version)
Jump, Jive and Wail - Louis Prima
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
Misty - Errol Garner
Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford
Buona Sera - Louis Prima
Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra