John Hallam has been playing the clarinet since the age of 14 followed soon after by the alto saxophone and flute. He gained experience with a military bands, a dance band but also formed a jazz band whilst still at school. Under his musical belt, among other experience is, a twenty-one year stint with the Smoky City Jazzband and included playing alongside Humphrey Lyttelton, George Melly, George Chisholm, Joe Harriot, Bud Freeman, Wild Bill Davison, Stephane Grappelli, Roy Williams, John Barnes, Peter Schilperoort, Dick Wellstood, Danny Moss and many more. During this time the band played at a number of festivals in Europe and did many broadcasts on radio and T.V.
Amy Roberts was voted winner of the Miscellaneous Category in the 2015 British Jazz Awards, and the Rising Star Category in the British Jazz Awards in both 2009 and 2011, Amy has earned an enviable reputation throughout not only the UK but also abroad. She has worked in prestigious venues and festivals all over the UK and across Europe and has become known on the jazz circuit as a charismatic performer. Amy currently leads several bands which feature some of the most exciting musicians on the jazz scene. She also regularly makes guest appearances with other highly acclaimed ensembles and internationally celebrated orchestras. Fuse these two talents together, and you have a musical performance with serious saxappeal!