Barnaby loves all types of music and strives for perfection, vibe, groove and fun in all that he does. His positive energy and personality is infectious to others. The 'Eternal Optimist'.

 

Originally brought up in Burnley ( Lancashire) Barnaby has progressed through the music system to become one of the most in demand musicians in the country.

BARNABY DICKINSON

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The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

​1994-1998

 

If it wasn't for this place.. I wouldn't be where I am today.

 

I worked as a wine waiter nearly every night for 4 years, starting at 6pm and finishing at 1am, plus a huge student loan and a full 4 year grant  just to chase my dream of studying at the 'Guildhall'.

 

This is where i put the hours and hours and HOURS of practice in to perfect my craft. Not only did I study the trombone, but I listened, copied, asked questions, arranged, produced and left with some of the greatest players and life long friends that I still have today.

 

I received the, joint, highest final recital grade in the year, to achieve this being the 1st year to study Jazz on the undergraduate course was something that I'm very proud of, even more so than my degree.

 

University College Salford. Royal Northern College of Music

​1992 - 1990

 

I studied  A-Levels at 'Salford University'. The great thing about this, was that I was able to study Trombone and Piano at a place where more established/older musicains were doing there degree.

 

'Salford' had a great Brass band course and a fantastic popular music course. These 2 courses ment that they were hundreds of AMAZING Brass players practicing in the corridors every day..these guys could rip through the 'Arban Studies' without breaking a sweat, whilst in other practice rooms...Mancunian Singer Songwriters and rock musicians were perfecting the art of playing 3 chords with more soul and vibe than there 'Rock God' heros.

 

The influnece of Salford ment that I was playing gigs at 'Band on the Wall', 'PJ Bell's' and 'Night and Day' on the Friday night but then up early the next morning to perform Concerto's both on the Trombone and Piano along side 5 year old child prodogeys that were 10 times better than me, at the prestigious 'JUNIOR ROYAL NORTHERN'.

 

An unshaven, 6ft 3, earing wearing lad from Burnley being called 'A JUNIOR' every Saturday, holding hands with the children to make sure they walked on stage correctly.. then continued to blow me out of the water with musicality and technique. Tough times for the ego but amazing to be a part of looking back.

 

I was probably the weakest student in the whole building, but within 2 years I managed to get to a resonable level to be lucky enough to be accepted into 'Guildhall' in LONDON!! phew!

EDUCATION

Artists that i have had the ABSOLUTE pleasure working with...

​1998 - present

 

Quincy Jones, Kylie, Blur, Kelly Rowland, Mcfly, Lana Del Rey, The Script, The Hoosiers, Simply Red, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, The Supremes, Jools Holland, Jamie Cullum, Moloko, Mel C, Mavericks, Shania Twain, Katie Melua, Belle and Sebastian, Zero 7, Michael Buble, Peter Cincotti, Amy Winehouse, Nelly Fetarrdo, Hue and Cry, Emma Bunton, Micha Paris, Ronan Keating, Mcmanhon, Gareth Gates, Sting, Will Young, James Taylor Qrt, TAKE THAT, Michael Bolton, Kelly Clarkson, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Chelsea Pensioners, Leona Lewis, Gary Barlow, The Four Tops, Roisin Murphy, Lulu, Zoe Burkett, Pentangle, George Michael, Elton John, The Heavy, Westlife, X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Just the 2 of us, Chic ( with Omar Hakim), Tavares, Beverley Knight, Alexander O’Neal, Sarah Brightman, Shalamar, Magic Numbers, Rose Royce, Marti Pello, Charlotte Church, The Real Thing, Hot Chocolate, Priscilla Jones, Kidology, Tara Mcdonald, Jocelyn Brown, Tommy Blaize, The Stylophones, Dave Arch, Tony Bennett, Jay James Picton, Diana Krall, Tara Mcdonald, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Lee konizt, Tim Garland, Carla Bley, Steve Bernstein, Karen Mantler, Dave Liedman, Randy Brecker, John Hoare’s JH4, Joe Locke, Clare Teal, Peter Grant, Mike Gibbs, Gareth Lockrane, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jarvis Cocker, Alex Wilson R and B Latino, Billy Cobham, Julian Arguelles, Guy Barker, Geoff Keezer, Gerard Presencer, Jeff Ballard, Alan Barnes, Rosario Giuliani, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Ballet, BBC Big Band, Johnny Dankworth/Cleo Laine Big band, Colin Towns Mask Orchestra, The 'Big Blue' Big band (Pop Idols), Pete Cater Big band, Echoes of Ellington Big band, X-Factor Big band, Bert Kampfert Orchestra, Stan Sultzman Big band, London Jazz Orchestra, Dean St Underground Orchestra, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Dave O Higgins Biggish Band, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Kenny Wheeler Big band, Gregory Porter, Michel Le Grand, Georgie Fame TO NAME JUST A FEW.....

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

  • Royal Academy of Music

  • Royal College of Music

  • Trinity College of Music

  • ​LIPA

  • Guildhall Summer School

  • Wavenden Summer School

  • Founder of 'NOW ADD KIDS'

TEACHING

Music takes up 99 per cent of my life. However, I think it is important to try and do other things ( helps keep the mind open)

 

I love travelling and through work I have probably been to most of the major cities in the world ( a few times)

 

I try to eat well and stay fit, cycling and gym plus I'm a member of a Badminton club that play for 4 hours every week. They are all VERY good, so I like to go, just to practice my apologies.

 

I love films and plays. I quite fancy myself as a film director or photographer. I am skilled with 'Final Cut', 'After Effects', 'Photo Shop' and have filmed and edited a few videos for people in the past and hope to do more in the future. My fascination with people and social situations are what I hope to focus on..Watch this space.

 

I'm a student of NLP, Life stratergy and Hypnosis. How the mind works is incredible.

INTERESTS

'IBSTONE STUDIO' is situated 20 minutes outside of London near Marlow. This is the home of 'The LONDON HORNS' and where I do most of my Producing

 

I am Proficient with the workings of 'Logic x',' Sibelius' Recording, Producing and Mixing

STUDIO
  • Piano/Keyboards

  • Tenor Trombone

  • Bass Trombone

  • Tuba

  • Euphonium

  • Bass Trumpet

  • Acoustic/ Electric Guitar

  • Bass Guitar

  • Vocals

  • Percussion

  • Stylophone

INSTRUMENTALIST

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