Having learned clarinet in school, Phil joined the army as a musician and served for 7 years with the Royal Regiment of Wales which sparked an interest in musical arranging and composition which in turn would go on to play a significant part in his life.
DAVID ADRIAN JONES
Known in the business as "Sos" - David Adrian has been playing trombone since he was a teenager. As a youngster, a keen ‘Eisteddfodwr’ competitor and an Urdd National Eisteddfod winner in both singing and recitation, he grew up in Pontyberem where his father was Police Sergeant.
Contact 'Sos' for information about the band and booking enquiries.
Angharad’s love and passion for music began at a very young age as a woodwind player in Carmarthen. Since then, she has been privileged to work as a musical director and vocal coach with many professional companies and high level training centres, including: Italia Conti, Sylvia Young, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, ACA (Cork) and Stagedoor Manor (New York).
Chris has loved music all his life and joined his first beat group at the age of 14. Back in the 70’s and 80’s he was drummer and backing singer in a cabaret trio called 'Three Good Reasons' performing in clubs and venues throughout Wales - frequently on the bill with acts such as Max Boyce and The Searchers. Chris has also held many long term club residencies as drummer over the years playing for both dancing and cabaret.
Mike Davies | 1st Alto
Jodie Dennis | 2nd Alto
Mick Luck / Andy Jackson | 1st Tenor
Clare Howard / Jason Davidge | 2nd Tenor
Ellen Morgan / Phil Shingler | Baritone
David Adrian Jones (‘Sos’ also Band Manager)
Gareth Jones | Bass
John Michael Jones | Piano
Wynn Phillips / Howard Lloyd | Rhythm Guitar
Arwyn Hopkins | Bass Guitar
Ben Richards / Haydn Thomas | Drums
Interested in joining us?
We always welcome new faces to the band - if you would like to find out more about joining Constellation Big Band, please contact us by email and tell us a little about your playing, location, and experience.
Constellation Big Band meet at 11:00am most Sundays at the Landore Social Club, Neath Road, Swansea SA1 2LE. (Near the Liberty Stadium).