Jazz has always played a central role in Angus’ life. And it was his love of swing jazz that led him to launch his big band in the mid-1990s. Recently voted one of the top five British jazz bands by readers of The Week magazine, tracks from The Big Band’s debut album Now I Know Why and the follow-up album, It’s a Swing Thing, have been featured on television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic.
The sixteen top-flight musicians – whose unique sound is comprised of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, bass, guitar, drums and piano – play annually at the Chelsea Flower Show. This year, the band has performed for several top companies including British Airways, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Waitrose.
An accomplished songwriter, pianist and vocalist, Angus – an Associate of the Royal College of Music – is also a highly regarded jazz educator.