We have an unbelievably talented team here at Big Bang Music
See whats makes our staff “tick” with this handy little guide to “who’s who”!
I come from a musical family and am indebted to their support and kindness. Having been encouraged to enjoy music I am now at the stage where I realise that it is who you spend your time with not what you spend your time on, is what matters. One day I hope to move on from the MA I enjoyed at Anglia Ruskin and revel in working towards a DMus. I’m passionate about championing music as a positive career option to young people. Overall, I feel blessed to be living this life.
Fun fact: Runs a rare-breed farm in his spare time
Band of the moment: First real band I ever saw live was the Count Basie Orchestra under Frank Foster, no matter how many great bands I see, this will always be my tops, largely because I shared this moment with my amazing little brother!
Mantra: There is always something good in everything
Birthday double: Always enjoyed having it on the D day anniversary!
Travel aspiration: San Fransisco, Maldives, Chicago & the Galapagos
Life goal: To take a band on a world tour!
- Office management
- Debating (arguing)
I am a Staffordshire girl through and through having grown up just outside of Leek in a little village called Endon. Although Art and Literature are guiding forces in my life, I ended up as a primary school teacher for 20+ years in Derby. The pride and joy of my life are my 3 children, 1 grand-daughter and counting…
Fun fact: I love driving my vintage Massey Ferguson Tractor
Band of the moment: Having grown up in the 70’s you cannot beat Barry White, sorry jazzers!
Mantra: a little kindness goes a long way
Birthday double: Bill Murray
Travel aspiration: Maldives or anywhere that does not take too long!
Life goal: What’s that?
International Archive and Sales Controller
- Dog whisperer
- Kilt wearing
- Microsoft Word
I started playing the trumpet when I was 7 and have been playing in Jazz bands ever since. I love the way music and travel give you memories that last for a lifetime. To name a few… Wayne Bergeron, Gregory Porter, Gordon Goodwin, Quincey Jones, Herlin Riley and Ed Thigpen ALL inspirational musicians but even better people in person. We all have a responsibility to inspire the next generation.
Fun fact: Nearly lost a thumb making homemade sausages last year! I also fancy myself as a bit of a photographer
Mantra: Anything Hitch says is good or Keep on Keepin’ on (Clark Terry)
Birthday double: Cuba joined the league of nations, as if there are no famous people born on my birthday!
Travel aspiration: Mars
Life goal: To be great at cooking a Sunday dinner.
Intern and Dog's Body
- Not worth writing as, like every other young person, I change my number every week!
- Hair style
- Skinny jeans
At only 18 I have only really just started, though it is fair to say music is my life. As a drummer I first sat behind a drumkit when I was 13, so a little bit of a late starter, however I love the drums and in particular playing in a small jazz ensemble. I really hope that my music can help me travel, I love meeting people and playing so it would be a dream job!
Fun fact: At 3 years old I nearly lost my eye sight from playing Star Wars in our tiny caravan. Apparently knives are not light-sabers???
Band of the moment: Snarky Puppy
Birthday double: Mao Tsetung
Mantra: Still working on this
Travel aspiration: Tibet and Birdland in New York
Life goal: Be the best
Clerical Support - Microsoft Excel Maestro
- Pop Sax
- Microsoft Excel
I am a Derby boy, born and bred! Which sadly means I am a Derby County FC fan, which means I receive grief from friends and family every season. Fortunately I discovered the Alto Sax when I was 10 and have not looked back since. I am an avid follower of Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and David Sanborn. I love “pop sax” and if I was not focused on becoming a barrister, then I would strive to be the UK’s answer to Gerald.
Fun fact: I look funky socks!
Band of the moment: Gerald Albright
Birthday double: Meryl Streep
Mantra: Everything happens for a reason
Travel aspiration: North Pole to see Santa!
Life goal: Become a barrister
Clerical Support - Pastry Chef!
Having been brought up on the biggest dairy farm in Leicestershire it is safe to say that “farming” is in my blood, which means that I get on brilliantly with both Jayne and Jon. I played the trumpet, piano and sang through my early years and hope to continue with my music at Cardiff University where I am studying Law & French. Being half English/half Welsh I have often found myself leaning towards my Welsh heritage particularly in the Rugby!
Fun fact: When I was little, I was a child model for an Isle of Wight holiday brochure!
Band of the moment: Beyonce & AJ Brown
Birthday double: Johnny Dankworth
Mantra: Araf, heddlu
Travel aspiration: The whole world
Life goal: Be better than my sister
Head of Sales
- Sinatra Enthusiast
- Derby Accent
- Table Tennis Skills
- I.T. Literacy
I am delighted to be a part of the team at Big Bang Sheet Music. Being a “swing” fan, I really enjoy chatting with the customers who order charts from our incredible Lush Life Music catalogue.
Fun fact: I used to be the number one Table Tennis player in Derbyshire!!
Band of the moment: Sinatra with Basie
Birthday double: Nicklas Bendtner
Mantra: The Best is Yet to Come
Travel aspiration: New Zealand
Life goal: To become a successful pianist, singer and songwriter.
- Football Knowledge
‘Derby ’til i die’ in every way, I have to suffer at the University of Leeds studying International Business and Spanish away from my beloved city. I am currently back during the holidays with the great opportunity of working with the team as an intern and gaining experience as part of a Small-Medium Enterprise. When I am in Leeds I hold the esteemed position of President of the Leeds University Korfball Club (yes it’s a thing). For further information on Korfball follow the link below.
Fun Fact: I currently hold the family record for most failed driving tests.
Band of the Moment: Queen
Birthday Double: Sid the sloth (Ice Age)
Mantra: Your biggest obstacle in life is yourself.
Travel Aspiration: Latin America