at The Alex - Company Message


FRIDAY 3rd MAY 2019 at 

8 - 10.30 p.m. 
(NB: there will be a 30 minute interval)



(formerly St Mary's Church)
200 High Road
Trimley St Mary
Suffolk IP110SP

Call 01394 279613 or on ticketline at

ENTRY is £10

Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’s leading trumpet players and composers.

Blending the traditions of classical and jazz, he has the rare ability to capture the most elusive of dreams in his music, expressing subtle emotions and bold exciting energy with equal ease. Melodies soar and float, while rich harmonies create shadows and depths beneath.

Paul has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers. Paul has also performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.
Paul will be supported this evening by Andy Watson (guitar), Rob Palmer (double bass) and Marc Cecil (drums).
Paul has been featured as a  composer and arranger writing for the following productions:

Music for Film: Land Girls (David Leland) - Feature Film (Arranger) Al’s Lads - Feature Film (Orchestrater/Arranger) Are you Ready for Love - Feature Film (Co-Composer) Angel Award for Best score Lullaby -  Film Short ( Composer) 
Channel Four Documentaries + Corporate Video’s (Composer/Arranger) Make Believe - Film (Composer) Reverse Gear - Film (Composer) Gaurdeneas - Film (Composer) Waiting for a Killer - Film (Composer) Hard Approach - Film (Composer) Divine Blonde - Film Short ( Composer) The Session - Film Short (Composer) Divorcing Jack - Feature Film- Music Score editing) A Darker Shade of Light - Feature film - (Music Score editing) Metropolis (Production of new musical score)
Music for Television: 
Drop The Dead Donkey - Channel 4 (Arranger) Nominated for Ivor Novello Award for best T.V. theme. Travelog - Channel 4 (Co-composer/Arranger) Newsevents - BBC2 (Arranger) The Things You Do For Love - Granada T.V.(Arranger) Newsreview 1989 - BBC1 (Arranger) Family Matters - BBC1 (Arranger)The Brain Drain - BBC2 (Arranger) Lord Of Misrule - BBC Film (Arranger) Fowlds In The Landscape - Carlton T.V. (Composer)Unfinished  Business - Sitcom BBC (Music arranging) Carphone Warehouse - T.V./Radio Advertisement (Music and Keyboard Sequencing)
Music for Theatre: 
Look Back In Anger - Royal National Theatre (Composer) Speed The Plow - The Ambassadors Theatre, London (Composer)The Good Women of Setzuan - Leicester Hay Market (Composer) Rule Breaker (Composer) Shorts (Composer) MacBecks - Musical - Dublin (Musical Director and Arranger) Eejit of Love - Musical - Dublin (Musical Director and Arranger)

Musical Director for West End and National Theatre Shows: 
Blue Remembered Hills Mary Stuart The Death Of A Salesman Closer Chips With Everything Betrayal The Waiting Room The Pillow Man The Dream Play Iphigenia At Aulis The President of an empty Room Playing with Fire The Life of Galileo Burn, Chat Room, Citizenship The ReporterMuch Ado about Nothing The Observer The Duchess Of Malfi (Royal Shakespeare Company)Midsummer Nights Dream (Royal Shakespeare Company) 
Played for the National Theatre productions of: 
King Lear She Stoops To Conquer A Laughing Matter March On Russia Stages Sweet Bird Of Youth Arcadia The Blue Ball The Magic Of David Berglass ...and in many other West End Shows.

Visit Paul Higgs' website using the following link...

Paul has also written:

A Commission for the 1988 Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Music to accompany a Pyrotechnic Display at the Ford Motor Show NEC Birmingham Music for the GCSE Music Exams Music For Oxford University Press Music for British Gas Songs and instrumentals on many Albums

Session musician for the following TV productions: 
Viva Cabaret (C4) Daytime Live (BBC1) Pebble Mill At One (BBC1) Live At City Hall (GRANADA) Wood And Walters (CENTRAL) Abracadigence (ITV) The Tube (Tyne Tees) 
Channel 4 Documentaries 
Scene Today (BBC) In Suspicious Circumstances (Granada) The Trail Of Lord Lucan (C4) Eleven Men Against Eleven (C4) Boy A (C4) 
appeared in the feature film “Dance With A Stranger. 
Paul has also played and recorded for: 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davis BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Alan Price Lulu Tony Hatch Emmet North Jnr. (Barry White Band)John Williams Johnny Dankworth Vic Damone Bert Weedon Nancy Wilson Brook Benton Jackie Trent Rolf Harris Al Martino Frankie Vaughan Bob MonkhouseShorty Rodgers Carl Douglass Danny WilliamsLittle and Large Clem Curtis and the Foundations The Cult TV Orchestra. 
NYJO Down Under - DNYJ 502 These are the Jokes - JHCD 024 This time Live at the Club - JHCD 049Maltese Cross - NYJCD 008 Remembrance - NYJCD 011 Cookin’ with Gas - NYJCD 010 Shades Of Blue and Green - BBCCD 702 A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - NYJCD 014 Looking Forward-Looking Back - NYDCD 012 Cottoning On - NYJCD 016 Hallmark - NYJCD 015 The Land Girls – Soundtrack FILMCD 300 Peter Maxwell Davis - Resurrection 70342 Emmett North Jr. and the Gallery of the Groove - In the Zone - Cut Up CD011 Big Up Jazz – Vol 1+2 Cut Up CD 007 The Red Raw Collective - Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit – Cut Up CD012 Jazz Essex – Take One + Two – JER CD003 Timepiece – Waiting Just Waiting – CDLG66 Timepiece - Smiling Face in The Morning - CDLG 67The Graeme Culham Quintet - GCJQCD 001 Mitch Hiller - Scrap BookHiggs & Cuttill - The American Songbook Vol 1 - TTML011 Michael Cotton/Nikola Montford - Out of this World Helen Yousaf - Child Of Mine - TTML 010 Helen Yousaf - Behold -TTML 012 Union Square Music - Easy Jazz Standards and Burt Bacharach. Glen Podd - This is the Good News
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint