Davy Mayes - Soprano Saxophone

Davy started his musical career at the age of nine, learning to play clarinet. Studying at the City of Belfast School of Music, he progressed through its many bands and orchestras and eventually became a CBSM clarinet/saxophone tutor and also a conductor for one of their youth bands. Although a graduate in Engineering, he remains extremely busy as a music teacher and as a performer, playing clarinet, flute and sax with many varied local bands and pit orchestras. He has also guest performed with the Ulster Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Bridin Wells - Alto Saxophone

Bridin grew up in Newcastle studying piano before progressing to clarinet and saxophone. She began teaching during her university years for the South Eastern Music Centre, where she still works, and also plays piano for various groups including the Junior Glees in Newcastle and the Patrician Youth Centre, Downpatrick. Bridin also plays in various bands and orchestras throughout the region and writes and records her own music with Ribbon Moon.

Ian Briggs- Tenor Saxophone

Ian began playing clarinet at primary school before moving on to learn saxophone. While living in England, he taught on both instruments, played lead alto saxophone for the Umbrella Big Band and HuMS Big Band, and also played in several smaller jazz ensembles. He has performed in orchestras for theatre productions both in Cambridgeshire and in Northern Ireland, and writes and arranges music for Rhythm & Reeds and other ensembles. Ian currently works as a Research Fellow in the Mechanical Engineering department at Queen's University Belfast.

Ellen Briggs - Baritone Saxophone

Ellen began studying saxophone at the age of eleven and went on to play with the Fenland Youth Concert Band until the age of 18. She gained a BA Hons degree in music and began a teaching career specialising in woodwind. She played in many pit orchestras, played baritone saxophone and rehearsal directed the Umbrella Big Band, was Musical Director for the HuMS Big Band and guest performed with the Cambridge Orchestra. Ellen now teaches woodwind in schools, and is the conductor for the South Eastern Concert Band. Ellen also plays flute, clarinet and saxophone in local pit orchestras.