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Trevor Brown - Piano

Trevor Brown PhotoTrevor was born in Ramsgate in 1947, his music career started at the age of eight playing accordion in summer season variety shows in the Thanet area.

In 1966 he moved to London to study chemistry at University College but at weekends was regularly playing in dance bands and writing music arrangements for various cabaret artistes.

On leaving college in 1971 he entered the music profession on a full time basis and has since worked extensively in many areas. He joined the Victor Silvester Orchestra in 1972 and was subsequently part of Bob Miller’s band "The Millermen", and spent twenty years as pianist with the Joe Loss Orchestra.

Music arranging has always been of great interest to Trevor: "I was fortunate enough to work closely with TV musical director Alyn Ainsworth from 1978 during which time I contributed to many television shows including several Royal Variety Performances, many Nights of 100 Stars and BAFTA award shows. I had a hand in shaping and arranging music for many T.V. series such as Wednesday at Eight, Live from the Palladium, Summertime Special, Surprise Surprise, Russ Abbot’s Madhouse, Cannon and Ball, Paul Daniels’ Magic Show and many more. My work in television continued and I have been privileged to be the musical director of five Royal Variety Performances for ITV and also five series of Barrymore and My Kind Of People. Stars In Their Eyes occupied me almost continuously between 1990 and 2006 and I also worked on Soapstar Superstar and the first two series of Pop Idol

Nowadays Trevor very much enjoys being part of The Syd Lawrence Orchestra – "A great band with a great library of charts!"