John Landymore – 1st Trumpet
Having started playing at the age of 11, John achieved Grade7 ABRSM with Distinction whilst at school. At the age of 15 he played Principal Trumpet for the School’s Festival Orchestra under the baton of Sir Malcolm Arnold at the Royal Albert Hall. In the same year he played his first show on Cromer Pier for the Cromer & Sheringham Operatic Society which led to him playing with countless other societies throughout Norfolk including Dereham Operatic, Fakenham Operatic, Norfolk & Norwich Opera Players, Phoenix Players, NALOS, Hoveton Operatic, Yarmouth Operatic and Choral Society. During this period he took up the seat of Principal Cornet for Drayton Silver Band, playing at the National Finals.
In 1978, John turned professional which was to last for four and a half years. He played for dance and cabaret acts such as Lesley Crowther, Little & Large, Iris WIlliams, Circus Acts and many more. He then started working at the UEA and continued to play in numerous bands such as Matthews Brass, Alan Dennis Band, Jonathan Wyatt Big Band, 78 RPM Big Band and varioud function bands. With his son’s 70s Jazz Funk Band he performed numerous broadcasts for the BBC “Dave Gelly’s Night Owls” jazz programme.
John retired from his day-job in 2000 and turned professional for the second time. He has played in eight pantomimes at the Theatre Royal in Norwich to date, touring shows such as “Manhattan Nights”. He has also played in Moscow five times with Mike Fab-Gere and the Permissive Society. John has also turned his hand to arranging, and using his arrangements he formed his own brass quintet. Alongside the Orchestra, he currently plays for the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band.
Hannah Salvi – Euphonium
Hannah began studying the euphonium at the age of ten at primary school. From this early age she was encouraged to join the local brass band, Broadland Brass, for which she still plays today. Her musical education really kicked off whilst at high school under the tuition of Ann Smith, and she went on to play in regional and national contests with Great Yarmouth Brass, as well as playing in smaller school ensembles. Although unable to play much while studying at the University of Huddersfield for a BA in Popular Music Production (for some reason the euphonium is not used much in pop music…) she took this opportunity to learn about a plethora of musical styles and began playing the trumpet in the university reggae band. Upon returning to Norfolk, Hannah began playing in a variety of bands including funk band Groovapolitan in which she plays the Valve Trombone.