June 2018

As usual June has been a very busy month of education projects culminating, jazz gigs and corporate work all jumbled together with some new composition work so here is a few fun and exciting things I’ve been getting up to!

Had lots of fun again this year with the Junior Music Festivals getting groups of 150 8-11yr olds on the stage of the Queens Theatre Hornchurch performing Number 1’s Through The Ages. I even kicked a beach ball off of the front of the stage into the audience - clearly a career highlight! Plus I got to dance to I’m A Believer. What more could I want?

My quartet had a great gig at Luna Lounge Leytonstone on Sunday 17th June. It was so fantastic to get my quartet tunes out and breathe new life into them in the capable hands of Liam Dunachie, Darren McCarthy and David Ingamells. They were on top form that night and it was a truly fun gig.

Talking of truly fun gigs the London City Big Band tore up the Spice of Life this Wednesday with vocalist Iain Mackenzie leading from the front - such a great night and some great snaps of the band by Paul Pace as seen below and above!

Riley mid flight! #jazz #swing #bigband

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I’ve also been busier with a band I used to be in many years ago - ECHO - a fantastic motown and soul band that are currently touring their new album that I wrote all of the horn section parts for. There’s a fun article here about who ECHO are and the new album does sound particularly good. I’m actually out with them a fair amount over the coming months so check the giglist below for more details!

On Wednesday 20th June Rich Perks and I were at Jazz @ St Ant’s performing some standards and a few of my originals. It was another great gig roasting through my originals! The Ken Turner Big Band also had their last gig at the Hornchurch Conservative Club on Sunday 10th June and they certainly went out with a bang!

I also saw my brother Ryan Linham performing with Onyx Brass at the Vortex Jazz Club which was an incredible blend of classical music with jazz and premiering some new compositions by jazz composers. Do check them out!


This a selection of a few bits and bobs coming up over the next few months / half a year!

Friday 29th June - ECHO @ The Retailery Romford 8pm

Sunday 7th July - ECHO @ Biggleswade Festival

Saturday 4th August - Patchwork Jazz Orchestra @ Wilderness Festival Oxford

Wednesday 29th August - Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra @ Belvedere Jazz Club Wickford

Friday 31st August - ECHO @ The Drill Hornchurch 8:30pm

Thursday 22nd November - Singing In The Corner @ Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Other than that I’ve got another show to write, I’m planning more gigs for the big band and have been writing lots of new music - isn’t it exciting!!