The Theme team are a unique and exciting band that plays TV themes. Their exhilarating arrangements of classics like The Avengers and Doctor Who; 70s favourites like Starsky and Hutch, and more current themes - Sex and the City and Big Brother, encompass, jazz, funk, Latin and even the odd foray into folk! The ten outstanding players in the Theme Team are all established on the London jazz scene and came together through a shared passion for these familiar but rarely heard tunes and a belief that they deserve greater exposure - and that playing them would be fun! The band’s appeal is partly nostalgic - but is also down to the sheer quality of the compositions and the energy and commitment of players.Their repertoire spans the last 60 years of TV themes, some you expect to hear, some you’re surprised to hear and some you didn’t know you remembered. The sound of the band is spirited and energetic, with a kicking rhythm section of keyboards, bass, drums and guitar supporting vibrant trumpets, rich trombones and soulful saxes - oh! and flute for those ‘Mission Impossible’ moments.
The Theme Team have a genuinely broad appeal with a repertoire that resonates with anyone, young or old, who likes music and has ever watched TV!
Here is a selection of their performance at 'The Rose and Crown Theatre Pub in Walthamstow, East London on the 1st May 2014
The theme from 'The Champions' Composed by Edwin Astley
The theme from 'Man in a Suitcase' Composed by Ron Grainer
'The Avengers and Department S Medley' Laurie Johnson /Edwin Astley
'Funky Fanfair' a great piece of library composed by Keith Mansfield
The Theme Team are:
Lindsey Lowe - trumpet Kay Charlton - trumpet Stefan Langford - trombone Daniel Burke - trombone Simon Henry - alto sax/flute Dave Eastham - tenor sax Marcus Hill - keyboards Jon Fell - bass Dan Winslet - drums Tony Goldsmith - guitar