June 2016

June has been a busy month of performing for Patrick coming into the summer season of weddings and festivals. Between these private functions Patrick has been deputising regularly on the West End show ‘Motown the Musical’ playing some of the biggest hits ever – fun show!

Patrick was also conducting the Bournemouth University Big Band for the first time at two festivals on the south coast playing some of his arrangements that were written specifically for this group. They did a great job playing with energy and full of enthusiasm and we all had a great time!

The highlight for Patrick this month was performing at the Swansea International Jazz Festival with the new band “360”.

On this occasion it featured Hamish Stuart and Molly Duncan (original members of Average White Band) playing tunes from their new album as well as some AWB classics.

The band played to a full house and it was a lot of fun playing with such a groovy band.

We will be doing a short tour at the end of September/beginning of October with legendary drummer Steve Ferrone (another original member of AWB) coming over from Los Angeles to perform with the group. Don’t miss it!

Patrick Hayes