Amber Kuti stands as the second youngest member of the group, just pipping the baby faced Tomos to the post. Having graduated 3 years ago from her music degree, Amber has gone on to travel and gig around the world including stops off in Denmark, Brazil, Nepal and India. Beyond The Tremé, Amber is increasingly in demand across the music scene of the northwest, and with good reason too. Between different cover and original projects, Amber is a very busy lady to track down, and we’re very fortunate to have her as First Lady of The Tremé.
Elly Grice is currently studying vocals at Royal Northern College of Music, after graduating from LIPA Sixth Form. She gigs regularly outside of the Tremé as a soloist as well as within other projects around Liverpool and Manchester. Elly is currently working on new original music which she is hoping to release later this year – she is recording a CD especially for Craig’s walkman – as well continuing to make strides in her session singing.
Craig Gamble has been a professional musician since the tender age of fourteen, following a Harry Potter-esque upbringing locked under the stair with only a guitar and Ukelele for company. Initially working as a guitarist/vocalist and touring with various original acts, Craig soon branched out as a multi instrumentalist and is extremely proficient on an array of instruments. Day to day, Craig runs his creative family business Gamble Strings And Things, offering music tuition, workshops, storytelling, drama, composition, studio production and music mentoring, allowing both his full time job and musical passions to merge seamlessly.
When Ewan isn’t managing his two tiers or taking mid-set video selfies with The Tremé, he can be found tinkling the ivories for international touring ballet company, Northern Ballet. Touring has taken him to the most exotic corners of the world, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the ever sunny Goole, which has led him to gather a fairly extensive tutu collection. He plays with function bands around the UK and works classically as an accompanist for companies including Opera North and Liverpool Philharmonic.
Tom studied music at Liverpool Hope University and cut his teeth into the Liverpool music scene as a saxophonist. He can be found playing all over the country with bands like The Blow Back Horns, Snazzy Swing Band and other function bands! His involvement with multiple choirs and jazz orchestras have given him the platform to perform at impressive venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Millennium Stadium; also music festivals including Fiesta Bombarda and Threshold. Tom currently works as a peripatetic teacher, teaching saxophone, guitar, drums, vocals, flute and clarinet to children of all ages and levels of ability. Tom can often be found plumping up the volume of his hair and practicing his signature for when he is old enough to use it properly.
Alex graduated from Leeds College of Music having studied Jazz. During this time, he played alongside Jazz icons such as Henry Lowther, Ed Jones and Richard Iles. Beyond his studies, Alex plays in various multi-genre projects, playing to sell-out crowds and recording albums with said projects. Alex was recently featured on a Dolce and Gabanna promo video featuring Liza Minelli. He has played at various festivals, including Kendal Calling with Hip-Hop/Jazz crossover supergroup Abstract Orchestra. As a youth in Wigan, he played in Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra alongside famous names in Jazz, namely Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.
Ellie is a freelance musician based in the uk, specialising in jazz trombone performance. She has toured with Michael Bolton, seal, and played alongside many other musicians in big bands, small jazz ensembles, has played at weddings, corporate events, and has been involved in many jazz festivals in and around Manchester. Ellie also has a wide and varied repertoire in vocals and violin.
Mike, one of the founders and managers of The Tremé has had a love of all things Soul since picking up his first bass guitar at the age of 16. Mike has performed in and musically directed theatre shows, worked as a session musician and is in demand as a live player on the function scene. He has a degree in Music and Music Technology and a Masters degree in Music Production. Away from The Tremé Mike passes on his experience working with young, up and coming artists, technicians and musicians as a Performance and Sound Technology lecturer at LIPA Sixth Form, a college of the performing arts institute set up by Paul McCartney!
Jim, one of the founders and managers of The Tremé, has been playing drums since the age of 11 where he persuaded his music teacher to give him a go behind the kit. As it didn’t sound too bad, he kept going and has gone on to work across TV, Theatre, in the studio and live. Working credits include The Alphites, Hillary & The Democrats, House that Jack Built, Silent Sleep, Hollyoaks, and countless function bands. He is proud to have accomplished his grade 4 clarinet at the tender age of 13. He failed his grade 5 clarinet a year later. Oops.
No band can survive without the support of a reliable Engineer. Ste has been mixing bands for the last 15 years, where at least ten of those where professionally. With an impressive CV, boasting work at multiple prestigious venues thought the UK and Europe, he has also toured with numerous festivals across Australia. Ste has worked with acts such as The Script, Iron Maiden, Abba Mania, Bob Geldof and little-known Timmy Mallet tribute, “The Mimmy Tallet Experience”. His favourite genres of music are Rock, Pop, Funk & Soul, but will listen to anything.
When Ewan’s busy schedule organising his tutus clashes with Tremé gig, we have the ever-reliable Mr Lewis Corke available to stand in. It is true that Lewis can play piano to an above average standard and can be found on cruise ships from time to time. Beyond cruising and Tremé gigs, Lewis plays for The Rhythm Magicians, The Botanicals, a jazz duo, he owns a keytar and deps regularly around Liverpool to massive critical acclaim from his mother. In his spare time, he runs piano lessons from home where his classical training and Grade 8 Distinction piano skills blows the minds of the young.