Default lineup: 3 members
Standard 3 Piece: Trombone, Saxophone, Trumpet/Flugel.
* Cool, contemporary and charismatic brass ensemble with a huge sound!
* Medley's featuring songs from Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and more!
* The perfect act offering 'something different' for you event!
* Professional and focused musicians!
If you are looking for something a little different for you event, then look no further!
With a huge sound, Smooth Horns are a cool and contemporary brass ensemble consisting of Trombone, Saxophone, Trumpet and Flugel.
A focused group of musicians packed with punch and smooth soul, Smooth Horns perform medley's full of popular songs you and your guests will love. From James Bond to Bob Marley and more, there's something for everyone!
Smooth Horns pride themselves on creating an authentic sound with passion and sensitivity, showmanship, hard work and attention.
Smooth Horn's live sets can be performed as 3 x 20 minutes or 2 x 30 minutes.
The group perform as a trio as standard, but a quartet with added Saxophone is available if you are looking for that fuller sound! Please see booking options for more details.
Meet the band
Tom Lark (Trombone)
Tom began honing his craft from an early age in local Big Bands in Somerset; he progressed onto the professional circuit playing Soul, Funk and Latin nationally to great acclaim.
Tom decided to follow his dream and study Band Musicianship at University College Salford as a ‘mature’ student, where along with a vast amount of performing experience in a wide array of bands and styles, a BA Hons, was gained.
Tom has gone onto perform across the UK, Europe and the U.S. with artists such as Yazz, Ray Lewis of The Drifters, Kula Shaker and Annie Whitehead to name just a handful, at prestigious venues including Glastonbury festival, The Mean Fiddler and The Stables.
Having been instrumental in forming Smooth Horns, along with Sam Adams (Saxes) and Chris Welch (Trumpet). Tom is now performing nationally with "Talon - Best of the Eagles" and "And Finally – Phil Collins". A secure, solid player with a ‘Phat sound’, Tom relishes playing in such a tight section for such talented and professional shows.
Sam Adams (Saxes)
Sam’s early passions were Hip Hop and Funk music but he fell in love with Jazz and the Alto Saxophone as soon as he heard the first few notes of a Charlie Parker Album. He built his early reputation in a West London band called The Guvnors (B.B. King mixed with The Blockheads , Parliament and Funkadelic) before embarking on a BA in Music (Jazz Studies), studying under and performing with members of the experimental jazz ensemble, ‘Loose Tubes’. Other credits include performing with 80’s pop sensation Yazz and U.K. Neo Soul legend Omar.
Sam is a qualified music teacher and lives in the South of England where he met Tom Lark (trombone), Chris Welch (trumpet) and formed Smooth Horns. Sam now tours the UK with "Talon - Best of the Eagles", "And Finally…Phil Collins" and is involved in many other performing and recording projects as a vocalist and Saxophonist.
Michael Maddocks (Trumpet)
Michael Maddocks is a freelance trumpet player based in Cambridge. In 2016 he graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst at the conservatoire Michael performed in the Symphony Orchestra, Conservatoire Brass Dectet, Wind Ensemble, Big Band, composers orchestra and several chamber groups and small ensembles. He has also taken part or attended in masterclasses with Allen Vizzutti, Tine Thing Helseth, Phil Cobb, Alan Thomas, Mike Lovatt,/Superbrass and James Fountain
Michael is involved in regular musical theatre dates (including Phantom of the Opera, Sister Act, Sweeney Todd and many more). Michael frequently plays in sessions with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and in 2014 performed a new musical named "Riptide" at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning 5 star reviews.
Michael enjoys regularly playing with the dbhorns and has been involved with them on the And Finally Phil Collins show for the past 3 years.
Michael was a part of the And Finally Big Band touring the UK and Jersey. Michael also has a wide range of Orchestral and Wind Ensemble experience, ranging from Handel's Messiah, Verdi Requim to Lutoslawski Symphony no.4 and Mahler Symphony no.1. In 2011 Michael formed the band "A Hand Full of Jazz" which became a regular function group after winning 2 awards.
Michael has privately taught Trumpet and Piano for 4 years. He has conducted the Zephyr Wind Band in Rugby since September 2014 and Royal Spa Brass in Leamington since May 2015. In 2016 he wrote "Considerations of a Trumpet Player", a book linking the physics of the trumpet to playing the trumpet.