Nathan Timothy – Lead Vocals/Band Manager
Nathan is BASCA Gold Badge Award winning professional singer/songwriter/producer signed to Peer Music UK.
He is a fully qualified teacher, CEO/founder of ‘Bullybeat’ and ‘NTF – The Songwriting Charity’ and runs inspirational one day songwriting workshops in schools all over the UK. (www.nathantimothy.com).
Nick Beston – Saxophones/MD
Nick studied music at London University and specialised in Jazz and studio music technology. As a sax player he has travelled the world performing and has recorded saxophone solos for film, television, radio and many bands and artists (www.nickbeston.com).
Nick has recorded 3 CDs with his own quartet for the jazz label Recorded Time and a fourth is in development. He also teaches saxophone and improvisation and is currently Head of Jazz and Contemporary Music for Sevenoaks School, Kent.
Nick’s involvement in music encompasses a huge variety of work from the musically challenging to the more unusual, such as playing sax live on breakfast TV dressed as a gorilla, working with the BBC Big Band, a concert in a prison, playing in the Jools Holland Orchestra and being guest soloist in an Australian themed jazz club in Hong Kong.
Gary Ryan – Piano/Keyboards
Gary was awarded a scholarship to study the guitar and the piano at the Royal Academy of Music in 1987. In 1991 he graduated with first class honours and many awards including the Julian Bream Prize and the John Mundy String Prize and was made an honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1997.
He is currently Assistant Head of Strings at the Royal College of Music in London where he has taught since 1996 and also pursues a highly varied international career as one of the UK’s leading guitarists, performing regularly at major venues in the UK and abroad. As a composer he has had many of his works for guitar published and broadcast on Classic FM and he also examines for the ABRSM and adjudicates at many music festivals throughout the UK.(www.garyryan.co.uk)
Dave Walker – Trumpet
Scott Barnard – Bass Guitar
Scott is in great demand as a bass guitarist, when not playing with Take 5 he often plays in West end shows as well as recording sessions and jazz gigs. Scott has become a sought after music arranger in recent years, providing arrangements for TV shows: ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics’ and ‘Sing if You Can’, as well as for Take 5.(www.musicpreparation.co.uk)
Rob Pettitt – Drums
Not only a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and arranger, Robin has extensively toured the UK, Europe, America and Africa as a drummer. With a Contemporary Music Degree from Goldsmiths’ College (University of London), he has played in many prestigious venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Festival Hall and The Astoria (pre-demolition!).
Robin also enjoys working with many of the World’s leading Producers including Flood (U2, The Killers), Dave McCracken (Depeche Mode, Ian Brown), Dan Swift (Snow Patrol, Kasabian) and Jess Bailey (George Michael, Paul McCartney).