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SANTA'S ON HIS WAY!

Children's Christmas CD of Songs & Stories

by Jane Butters

     

The Musicians

   
Vocals: Jane Butters
Piano: Tom Finlay
Trumpet: Colin Steele
Guitar: Ross Milligan
Bass: Roy Percy
Bass Clarinet, Tenor Sax & Recorder: Dick Lee
Drums: Stuart Brown & Bob Stewart
Director & Musical Arrangements: Tom Finlay
Sound Engineer: Uncle Jack

 



Tom Finlay


As you see, our tubby little white rabbit is in full command, but you'll never find him inside his hole! He's out playing at parties and weddings all the time. Lucky boy! Why do his fingers never get cold? They're never off the piano. And if he's not doing that, he's playing at some jazz festival somewhere in the world. He never lets you down. I tell you, he'll get a band together for you anytime, any day for any occasion. He's been in the business for forty years and there isn't a song he doesn't know. Not surprising he knows how to come up with the goods……. playing and recording jazz as he does; after all he can just about do it falling asleep! 4 cracking CDs! What would I do without you Tom? Tel: 0131 225 6505 or 478 7435 mob. 07734448148
Thanks Tom for approving my comments on the boys!




Ross Milligan

Our little bear comes from Selkirk in our Scottish borders. What a talent! He and brother Dave (piano) are two of the finest jazz musicians in the UK. How they hop about the country and juggle their lives is a mystery. Thanks Ross, for making the hop up to Edinburgh.



Roy Percy

As you can see, our badger friend Roy is the largest and therefore most solid. Here you see him listening carefully to the piano, making sure his double bass is in tune. He's very attached to it, never leaves it alone. After all, you never know, someone might steal it! Thanks Roy! By the way, how about some more golf ?



Colin Steele

Colin's albums have won international acclaim. His latest CD "The Journey Home" won a big BBC award for the best jazz CD in the UK. His band is celebrated for it's beautiful ensemble playing, featuring the finest of British jazz musicians today. Standby for his next CD. See his website for more details.
(Click here to visit Colin Steele's website: http://www.colinsteele.com/)




Stuart Brown

Watch out girls, this boy's a little honey! There's not too much of him but he sure goes a LONG way! He's a big name too. Phenomenal playing! Stunning! What a shame Stuart, you are always Soooooo busy teaching, playing and being over in Glasgow! Thanks Stu.




Dick Lee


What can I say? Is there an instrument Dick doesn't play? And what an improviser! Astonishing. But Dick is a huge name in the jazz world of Edinburgh and plays regularly with his lovely Anne on flute and piano. Mostly known as a composer of saxophone music his musical talent is huge. Visit Dick Lee on the web. Thanks Dick and not forgetting your fantastic whistling recorder!
(Click here to visit Dick Lee's website: http://www.dicklee.org.uk/)




Bob Stewart

Bob, am I right in saying your drumming goes back to playing during your army days? Bob is a man, never without a smile on his face. Even if he's driving down from the Outer Hebrides where he lives, he's just always out to have a good time and that's how we like to keep him. That's a good beat to follow Bob.




Uncle Jack


Now, Jack and I get on like a house on fire.....er.....He's a man of few words! A man to be envied. Who else can shut me up, shove me in a box and turn me off at the click of a switch! Seriously, anyone in the business can tell this guy knows his stuff. No wonder he has done so much work for Ray Wilson (Ex Genesis & Stiltskin), Joe Callis (Rezzillos & Human League) and Irvine Welsh (he did the talking book versions of Trainspotting and Acid House). A mystery how he gets the goods out of me without cracking up! Heh Jack, my next song's for you..."One day he'll see the sun".......



Jane Butters



What can I say? Here I am, the angel holding forth from on high, dishing out the much-needed goodies when required. Tom tells me I shouldn't feel guilty spending money on him….. after all, he says, "You don't spend any money on your clothes!" Thanks a lot, Tom…Over and Out!