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Mr Kevin Ferris
Mr Kevin Ferris

Biography

Kevin began playing trumpet at school in Cowdenbeath. After joining Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Richard Michael, he quickly developed a keen interest in Jazz and big band lead trumpet playing. This led to him working with Scottish big band leader Tommy Samson where he gained a wealth of experience.

The trumpet then took him overseas for many years., working on cruise ships in the Mediterranean, followed by three years as lead trumpet in Monte Carlo’s Cafe De Paris Casino and Sporting Club. In his time there, he worked with many famous artists such as Donna Summer, Barry White, The Platters, Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach to name a few .

Leaving Monaco, his desire to travel took him to the U.S.A. to work for Royal Caribbean International for where he worked as a musical director for almost eight years. In this role, he conducted and played in bands backing hundreds of artists from all over the world, as well as enjoying many fantastic locations and meeting some wonderful musicians.

Since returning to the UK in 2004, Kevin has been working as a freelance musician for the last ten years. He has toured regularly throughout the UK and Europe as part of the”The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas” trumpet section as well as playing with Edinburgh International Jazz Festival Orchestra led by sax legend Joe Temperley. He has also played with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Glenn Miller OrchestraUK, Fife Jazz Orchestra and the Commonwealth Jazz Orchestra.

Kevin has backed some of the country’s top entertainers such as The Four Tops and Temptations amongst many others and has also been the trumpet tutor on the Richard Michael Jazz Summer School for the last five years.


Kevin's musical theatre experience includes:

Sister Act (2011-12); 9-5 (2012); High Society (2013); Singin' in The Rain (2014); The Producers (2015); Guys & Dolls (2016); UK/Europe tour of The Glenn Miller Story, Funny Girl (2017) and The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas Tour (2018); Glasgow SECC pantomime (2013-16); Glasgow King's Theatre Pantomime (2017-18)
Plus dep work on Me & My Girl; Joseph; Chicago; High School Musical; Hairspray.

Contact Kevin

Address: West Wemyss
Fife
KY1 4ST
Phone: 01592653673
Mobile: 07977608575
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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