Melbourne Trumpet Player
Melbourne Trumpet player…
Easy Listening / Light Contemporary style for: Corporate events, Conferences, Social occasions, Dinner events, Restaurant Music, Community events…
Melbourne City is a Musical arena…
Open Mics are a unique way of allowing anyone to perform their songs, poems or humour in a cafe, pub, or restaurant setting… I have taken advantage of this, (as have others) and played regularly where the venue has suited trumpet.
One of the enjoyable aspects of travelling around the local music scenes is to meet up with the locals in their favourite venue… there seems to be plenty of guitar players, and singers (with the occasional Saxophone), The main comment I receive is – not many trumpet players doing solos… it brings something different they say. It is encouraging to be a little exclusive, in the sense that I’m not competing but simply complimenting what everyone else is already doing.
Most of the places I play also provide their own back-line (sound system), either directly or through someone whom comperes events on behalf of the establishment. All I need is my laptop… plug in, a quick sound check, and play…
As a Melbourne trumpet player, I get to play at a lot of venues that offer Open mics during set days of the week… this suits me so that I can choose which place to play on a particular evening… especially during the summer months when more people tend to come for a meal or a drink, especially those whom would not otherwise venture out.
A tribute to Garry Hollow (also a trumpet player), always affords people the opportunity to “get up and play… or sing”. Show the community what a performer can achieve under the influence (!?) of a “sound man”! Thank you Garry.
Some of the Venues I’ve played at:
Craft Kitchen and Bar – Eltham
Cornish Arms – Sydney Road, Brunswick ( my 1st Open mic).
Tramstop Bar – a Hotel in Ascot Vale.
El Coco – Little Collins street, CBD
Hardimans Hotel – Kensington
The Grand Hotel – Warrandyte
Miss Fitzy’s – St Kilda
Sooki Lounge – Belgrave
The Acorn – The Basin
The Elwood Lounge – Glen Huntly road, Elwood
The Rose Hotel – Williamstown