John Altman ‘Hidden Man’ Big Band plus Guests

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To celebrate his well-received memoir ‘Hidden Man’, Emmy and BAFTA Award winning composer John Altman, is back with his hugely popular musical retrospective of his career, featuring his 18-piece big band with special guest vocalist Iain MacKenzie. In addition to his original charts, which have been performed with great success around the world, he has written big band arrangements of some of his major hits including Moondance (which he arranged for Van Morrison), Kissing a Fool (George Michael), Always Look On the Bright Side of Life (Monty Python’s Life of Brian), That Ole Devil Called Love (Alison Moyet), It’s Oh So Quiet (Bjork), Get Happy (Little Voice), Happy Feet (Shall We Dance), James Bond Theme (Goldeneye tank chase and brass arrangements for No Time To Die) and Nearer My God To Thee (ship sinking in Titanic, with the band playing on deck).


"Big-time love and props to my long-time brother, John Altman, on the release of Hidden Man. From meeting him through our dear friend, Benny Carter, to having him write on the Michael Caine Albert Hall show, to transcribing my score for the Italian Job live performance, I can confirm that he is a rare find! Keep on keepin' on my brother and thank you for all you've done for me and the music community as a whole!"

Quincy Jones

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He tells hilarious stories about the making of these records and other career highlights which include over 50 movie scores, 19 Platinum Records and 4,000 commercials. His book is nominated for the 2023 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research, and there are advanced discussions in progress with documentary film makers to create a Hidden Man documentary.


Band Line Up (7th January)

Trumpets - Craig Wild, Enrico Tomasso, Steve Fishwick, Steve Waterman

Trombones - Andy Wood, Trevor Mires, Rory Ingham, Sarah Williams

Reeds - Mike Coates, Jamie O’Donnell, Rob Fowler, Bob Sydor, Adam Bishop

Piano- Rob Barron

Guitar - Mitch Dalton

Bass - Andy Cleyndert 

Drums - Peter Cater

Vocals - Iain Mackenzie, Rebecca Poole