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The end of 2017 has been a interesting mix of performing, recording, travelling and exciting personal news!
September began on a high as Patrick got engaged to his long term girlfriend Laura in Sri Lanka! They both had the most amazing time on holiday exploring this wonderful country with all it has to offer and are over the moon to be engaged.
September was a rather groovy month musically as Patrick performed on keyboards with Howie Casey’s “Beatles with Wings”, played trombone with a “Crusaders” style band “Spiral” on trombone and had another performance with Hamish Stuart’s band at the 606 club in Chelsea.
In October Patrick started a new horn section and recording project with trumpeter Nick Mead and Saxophonist Jacob Shaw. The Triple H Horns were initiated with a performance in the Radio 1 Live Lounge and also playing for the album launch of JP Cooper’s new album at the Roundhouse in Camden. We all had a really enjoyable time playing and rehearsing together and decided to carry on the section. As well as playing live we have put together a series of social media videos of us playing our own horn arrangements over some of the biggest new tracks. All these new videos have been recorded and mixed by Patrick in his studio.
As well as these recordings Patrick was busy recording others including Acoustik Duo who came round to record new promotional material for the Christmas period. He also did some arranging for the group and mixed and produced the session in his studio.
Other highlights in November included performing with Heather Small and the Dover Street Big Band, recording and filming a new video with Omar Kamal at Angel Studios, recording at Abbey Road for a “Trip Advisor” advert and performing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass quintet as part of the ceremonies for the Open University graduation ceremonies.
At the end of November Patrick was asked to play in the orchestra for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe’s UK arena tour for their number one album “Together Again”. Patrick had a brilliant time touring with the charismatic duo and performing in some of the UK’s largest performance spaces with the tour ending at the O2 arena in London.
The year ended with a bang as Patrick played two sold out shows at the 606 club as part of their Christmas lineup with the Hamish Stuart band and he also performed in the world famous La Mamounia hotel in Marrakesh for their New Years Eve celebrations with the Brooklyn Shakers band.