ABOUT SOUNDSPRING

SoundSpring is part of a dream to provide the tools of musical self-expression to as many people as possible.


After spending many years within the education sector as a student and teacher, I see more and more young people being funnelled into increasingly academic lifestyles.


Some brilliant and vibrant minds can become shut off from their imaginative sides or even left behind by the exam-driven structures put in place. Everyone has a story and we think that releasing these through sound can make the world a healthier and more purpose-filled place. 

 

ABOUT TOMMY ANDREWS

PEFORMER, COMPOSER AND EDUCATOR

FREELANCE EDUCATION ENGAGEMENTS

The Purcell School of Music

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

King's College School, Wimbledon (Times Secondary School of the Year 2014)

Barbican Centre

BBC Big Band

Hampshire Music Service

IMPULSE (with Alison Cox OBE)

Eltham College

Portsmouth Grammar School

Notre Dame School

Fulham Prep School

Ravenswood School

Northwood School

Music Makers (Summer Schools)

Wimbledon High School

Northampton School

Cambridge Music Service

SELECTED PERFORMING WORK


BBC Big Band  •  McFly  •  X Factor  •  Britain’s Got Talent  •  Howard Goodall  •  John Barrowman  •  Sheridan Smith  •  Steve Sidwell  •  Mike Batt  •  John Rutter  •  Ghostpoet  • Izzy Bizu  •  Rebel Wilson  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra • Royal Scottish National Orchestra • RTÉ Symphony Orchestra  •  Diana Vickers  •  Jay McGuiness  •  Peter Stark  •  Sir John Dankworth  •  Cleo Laine  •  Colin Metters  •  Victoria Wood  •  Fleur East  •  Evelyn Glennie  •  Derek Watkins  •  Claire Martin  •  Matt Brind  • Jonathan Del Mar  •  Mark Lockheart  •  Ivo Neame  •  Tom Green Septet  • Whinnie Williams  •  Petite Meller  •  Hannah Waddingham  •  Duncan James  •  Jon Lee  •  London Jazz Orchestra  •  Jacob Collier • London City Big Band • London Jazz Orchestra •  Syd Lawrence Orchestra  •  Matt Ford  •   Anna Jane Casey  •  Samantha Spiro  •  Andrew Cottee  • Joe Stilgoe

SELECTED MUSICAL THEATRE


Guys and Dolls (West End – Phoenix Theatre)  •  Dreamgirls (West End – Savoy Theatre) •  Big - The Musical (West End - The Dominion)  •  Sinatra: A Man and his Music (West End – The Palladium)  •  Elf: The Musical (West End – The Dominion)  •  White Christmas (West End - The Dominion) • The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage (TV/Nickolodeon) • Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre)  •  Big – The Musical (UK/Ireland Tour)  •  Avenue Q (UK Tour)  •  Funny Girl (UK Tour)  •  The Last Tango (UK Tour)  •  The Midnight Gang (Chichester Festival Theatre)  •  The Thing About Men (London King’s Head Theatre)  •  Oliver!  •  Follies  •  42nd Street  •  Calamity Jane  •  Me And My Girl  •  Crazy For You  •  The Drowsy Chaperone  •  Kiss Me Kate  •  South Pacific  •  Carousel  •  Hello Dolly  •  Oklahoma  •  Mame  •  Titanic The Musical  •  Jesus Christ Superstar  •  The Mikado

OTHER PRODUCTIONS

‘Accentuate the Positive’ (London Palladium)  •  ‘Moulin Rouge’ (Café De Paris)  •  ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ (The Roundhouse)  •  ‘Grateful’ (Cadogan Hall)  •  ‘Band Of Brothers’ (Royal Festival Hall)  •  ‘It’s Comin’ on Christmas’(Cadogan Hall)  •  ‘Make Your Own Kind of Christmas’ (Cadogan Hall)  •  ‘Agitpop’ (Cadogan Hall/Snape Maltings)  •  ‘Tinsel Town’ (The Troxy)


SELECTED TV WORK


X Factor  •  GMTV  •  Howard Goodall’s 20th Century Greats  •  Dragon’s Den  • 

Text Santa (ITV) (With McFly) • Succession (HBO Series) • The Spongebob Musical: Live on Stage (TV/Nickolodeon)


LIVE/STUDIO RECORDING


‘A Moment of Madness’ – Izzy Bizu (Epic Records)  •  X Factor Live 2014/2015  •

 Britain’s Got Talent  •  ‘The Crux’ – Tommy Andrews Quintet (Jellymould Jazz)  •

 ‘Big: The Musical’ – UK Cast Recording  •  ‘What Part of Hamfatter Do You Not Understand?’ – Hamfatter  •  ‘Cassiopeia’ – Hamfatter  •  ‘The Girl I Love’ – Hamfatter  •  ‘Accentuate The Positive’ – London Gay Men’s Chorus  •  ‘Dreaming of Peggy Lee’ – One Big Mop Films  •  ‘Brighter Business’ – Khaki Films  •  ‘Baby Love’ – Petite Meller (Island Records)  •  Jazz Line-up (BBC Radio 3)  • A Very Merry Christmas (BBC Radio Scotland)



PRESS FOR ‘THE CRUX’


“With the release of his quintet’s debut album The Crux, saxophonist and clarinettist Tommy Andrews sets out his stall with great confidence…a great example of an emerging talent stretching his wings” - JazzUK


"[A] free-flowing, idiom-mingling debut…bridges the free-flowing yet methodical spontaneity of Lee Konitz, and the staccato, more mathematical methods of Steve Coleman and the M-base tradition. It's a smart, sophisticated debut from a UK newcomer with prospects." John Fordham, The Guardian


“Hotly tipped as a future jazz great.” Lorelei Reddin, The Daily Echo


“The Crux” is a highly promising début from an instrumentalist and composer we are surely destined to hear a lot more of. It’s an album that impresses in terms of its scope and of its leader’s maturity as both a musician and a writer. " - Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann


“The Crux is a well-crafted album, with both writing and playing showing a mature combination of technical skill and a willingness to entertain.” – All About Jazz


“The vibe is infectious…spirited piano and unison guitar and sax lines making way for the leader’s aqueous soloing which cries out for extended, dramatic development in a live setting.” – AP Reviews


“Andrews’ music is as intelligent as the thoughts behind it…and, most important of all, it has an original and identifiable character all of its own. A thoroughly absorbing and pleasurable listen – a fine album indeed.” Peter Bacon, The Jazz Breakfast


"[Tommy] is an intuitive improviser again like Speake, and his writing integrates group interplay with soloistic space so instinctively. Cerebral jazz that keeps you listening to reach the heart of the matter just as you guess Andrews intends." Stephen Graham, Marlbank


“I think The Crux is a fine debut album from the Tommy Andrews Quintet. It is a democratic album with contribution well-spread amongst talented band members who clearly work well together. This is an impressive first release that deserves committed listening time to fully appreciate the music.” Ian Maund, Sandy Brown Jazz Magazine


"Tommy has an ease that makes the sax an extension of his physical body. He breathes/it breathes, and melodiously so." Debbie Burke, Jazz Author





PRESS (LIVE)


"Cool and contained...His three pieces from the band’s new album The Crux had attractively side-slipping harmonies. The shade of the late lamented trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was never far away." Ivan Hewitt, The Telegraph.