Our superb trumpet player John Patey sadly recently lost his brave battle with cancer. Although John was with the band for only two years, his contribution both musically and as a friend to us all was both immeasurable and inspirational.
His broad musical taste, outstanding style, ability and creativity as a trumpet player were in our opinion matched only by his humorous friendly and affable nature.
John will be sadly missed by us all but we feel great joy in having had the opportunity to know and work with such a fine man.
Thanks John for two great years.
Listen to John's rendition of Hoagy Carmichaels Stardust