Well…it’s been a whirlwind since I last had chance to write here! Christmas and New Year is always a crazy busy time for musicians and the performances have been back-to-back, but I’ve got a minute so breathe now so if you’re interested in what’s been going in…
Entering the charts
I was lucky enough to work with up and coming superstar Kelli-Leigh last year. An immensely talented vocalist who has already had two UK No.1s (Duke Dumont & Second City), Kelli lent her voice to a track I’d been working on and it’s had an amazing reception so far. Jammy Feat Kelli Leigh ‘You Make Me Feel Alive’ entered the Music Week Upfront Club Chart straight at No. 16. Let’s see how high we can get it!
You’re probably tired of hearing that I still have my 100% pass record as a saxophone tutor, so here’s something different. For December, I’ve managed to maintain a 100% Merit/Distinction record! Congratulations to Sarah, Rachael, Thom, Luc and Joshua who all passed with flying colours and totally blitzed their exams. It’s onward and upward for every one of them. Just have to watch they don’t start stealing my business…!
New business streams
The demand for performers has become so high throughout London that I’m going to start using my experience and network to help other artists come through. As of 2015, I will be diversifying into artist management and I’m on the lookout for talented saxophone players, vocalists and musicians to fill spots immediately. I’ll handle everything and make sure both artist and client are completely catered for, including professional videos and photo-shoots for the right people!
The travelling Selmer
My saxophone continues to follow me around the world, with bookings already confirmed for Greece and Malaysia in 2015. Not to mention the endless circuits of the M25 that it’s going to repeat this year, with London calendar slots already filling up so make sure you book early!
A new chapter
I’m going to be having a rare weekend off in April to get married! I can’t wait for the date and, as you’d expect, I’ve drafted in the ultimate talent for a fantastic musical event. You won’t find a more exciting collection of musicians in London that weekend, it’s going to be an amazing event and I’ll get it all on film for you to see. It’s going to herald an exciting launch of the Brendan Mills Allstars Big Band, watch this space…!