The Andy Mears Octet + Vocalist – Originally formed to recreate the sounds of a Big Band for venues and budgets not large enough to accommodate the full sized Orchestra, EPO has since evolved into a dynamic unit in its own right. Providing an outlet for Andy’s own arrangements and compositions as well as those by other members of the group the repertoire is large enough and diverse enough to engage jazz audiences as well as being able to provide 1st class musical entertainment for a variety of different functions. The line-up consists of 3 Saxes, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass & Drums. Male/Female Vocalist is optional.
Andy has worked with this group at a number of clubs, music venues and theatres throughout the UK as well as in Cyprus and India, where it performed at the renowned Gymkhana Club to in excess of 3000 people who dug it!