Anya Faull is an experienced vocalist and graduate of Leeds College of Music where she majored in jazz studies. She has worked extensively as a big band singer around the world and continues to perform with a number of different outfits across the UK. Anya is an accomplished session singer and has recorded at many different studios including the famous Abbey Road Studios in London alongside recording her own album with song writer and composer, John Walton.
Martin Longhawn is one of the most in demand Piano and Keyboard players in the North of England. Having recently graduated of Leeds College of Music with First Class Honours, Martin has been playing for well over 10 years and has a wealth of experience performing around the UK as both a soloist as well as within a number of ensembles. Originally studying classical piano, Martin has a vast repertoire covering jazz, soul, funk, rock and popular music. Martin is also one of the few professional Hammond organ specialists in the UK.
Alec Hewes graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2013 with a BA in Jazz Studies and he is now performing with a wide array of different artists. He is the bass player for Nubiyan Twist who have spent much of 2015 touring the UK, as well as having a festival filled summer including a date at Fusion Festival in Germany, and David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre. In May 2015 Alec toured China with the Carpenters (Carpenters tribute show) which included 5 dates in some of the country major cities and most prestigious venues including Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and Beijing Exhibition Theatre.
Tim Carter is a drummer and guitarist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Tim recently graduated from Leeds
College of Music with First Class Honours having previously studied at Berklee College of Music. Tim presently gigs professionally around the UK and has played at venues including the Royal Albert Hall. Tim also plays in the AJ Brown quartet who featured as a headline act at Wigan International Jazz Festival in 2011.
Jonny Faull graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2011 and is now a professional saxophonist based in Leeds. He performs in a variety of contexts including small jazz ensembles, pop horn sections, big bands and show bands. Jonny has performed nationally and internationally in venues ranging from small UK jazz clubs to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. As well as performing, Jonny has experience in recording and also teaches woodwind across Yorkshire.
Ben Lowman is a professional saxophonist who graduated with first class honours from Leeds College of Music in 2011. Since graduating he’s know widely for performing, arranging/ composing and teaching. Projects he’s involved in have received much attention, including Ben Lowman’s Django Project, Yoruba and Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra, all of which were nominated for the Yorkshire Jazz Awards 2011. Ben has expertise in many genres of music and years of gigging experience under his belt. He’s performed in many venues including Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Southbank and The Royal Albert Hall.