Bio Meantime Trio Meantime Trio plays fiery arrangements from the ‘Great American Songbook’. Inspired by the beautiful melodies of the 30’s and 40’s and the rhythmic mastery of the more contemporary bands that followed, the Trio take elements from both, providing a fresh take on well known and well loved repertoire. The band consists of Eliot Richards on Tenor Sax, Angus Milne on Bass and Tom Hawthorn on Drums. All three musicians are graduates of Leeds College of Music.
“Check this band out!!! Their take on the Great American Songbook is very exciting...’ Sebastiaan De Krom (Herbie Hancock, John Scofield and Jamie Cullum)
Eliot Richards is a jazz saxophonist based in Leeds, Uk. He can be found playing all over the country and, indeed the world, having played across Europe and Asia. Since completing his undergraduate degree at Leeds College of Music in 2011, he has played with exciting jazz projects such as Kate Peters Septet and Big Band, Tom Sharp’s Jazz Orchestra, Play Or Die Big Band, Danny Barley Septet and Jeff Hewer Quartet. He is currently undergoing his Masters in Jazz at LCM alongside his professional commitments.“Big sound” - Bob Reynolds
Angus Milne Originally from Teesside, his musical upbringing involved training in folk, jazz and classical music. He moved in 2010 to study at Leeds College of Music, where he was awarded the Alan Hawkshaw foundation scholarship and upon graduating, the Yamaha foundation scholarship. Angus is an in demand session musician around the north of England and performs across the UK and Europe. He is a multi instrumentalist but is most well known for being a highly versatile Double Bassist, performing across almost all genres including Folk (Demon Barbers, People Poems), Hip-Hop (New Position) & Jazz (Tiptoe, Barrelhouse Trio, Meantime Trio).
Tom Hawthorne graduated from Leeds College of Music with a 1st class honours in Jazz in 2013 and received the John Sheerer prize from Drum Kit. He performs within many varied lineups, spanning different genres. He notably performs with UK brass Hip-Hop band, ‘Renegade Brass Band’ where he has performed all over the world at various Jazz festivals including Stuggart Jazz Festival, Black Sea Jazz Festival (Georgia), Java Jazz (Indonesia) and Dubai Jazz festival, as well as regularly performing at venues across the UK.
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