One of the most exciting and energetic function bands to hit the UK music scene!

adam_chandler_musical_orphans_function_bandAdam Cooper
Lead Vocalist

Adam is a full time musician and works closely with the events market today. Adam appeared on X factor in 2008 making it to the live finals and coming 7th overall. With his knowledge of music and vocal ability he stands out from the crowd and is a great addition to Musical Orphans. Adam has been lucky enough to have performed at the o2 arena and wembley stadium. He is one of the bands founder members and loves to perform. Adam has performed alongside the likes of Andy from Lawson for 3 years as an acoustic duo, also been on the same bill as Celine Dion, Michael Buble, Boys to men, Leona Lewis, Westlife and many more huge house hold names.

 

 

dan_cooper_musical_orphans_function_bandDan Cooper
Lead Vocalist and Piano

Dan has already made his name amongst the stars, writing and producing for the likes of the Saturdays and even Irelands number 1 Eurovision Song in 2011 by Jedward. Dan has also been lucky enough to have supported Alexandre Burke and Olly Murrs. As a Piano player he has played live in the Saturdays band and also in Enrique Iglesias on his tour. With His experience and wealth of amazing talent Dan is the MD of the band and is the key member making the band as tight as it is. His musical knowledge is one of the key factors that make this band so much more than an average function band!

 

 

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Victoria Hamilton-Barritt  
Lead Vocalist

West end star Vix has carved a name for being one of the most successful lead artists on the stage today. London’s theatre land is getting busier again and its no wonder with artists like Vix in the mix. A talent that goes way beyond expectations she is a super star and as soon as she is in front of a mic there is no stopping her. Vix has been lead roles in many of London’s finest west end shows such as Flash Dance, Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever, Fame and Westside story to name but a few. Victoria is one of the busiest female vocalists in the industry and is all over the world performing for huge audiences!

 

 

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Nathan Adamson (Naz)
Bass and Backing Vocals

The pitch perfect bass player Naz is admired for being one of the UK’s most technically gifted players not to mention the undeniable groove he brings to the band with his playing and presence. Naz is currently touring as the bass player for the Noisettes and has seen a lot of the world recently doing that! He has also been lucky enough to be a resident bass player at the infamous Ronnie Scotts in London.

Naz is without doubt the coolest member of the band Keep an eye out for him on the big screen in the near future!

 

 

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Rueben Priddy
Lead Guitar and CEO (but will answer to Boss or Captain)!

Rueben is an amazing talent. Brother to Dan you wouldn’t expect the pair of them to be so blessed with musical ability but its true they are. Rueben has recently toured parts of the USA playing at the infamous he Viper Room on Sunset Blvd and the Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Reuben also supported Olly Murrs and Alexandre Burke in 2012. It will not be long before he is on the big stages of the world. Keep your eyes pealed in 2013!

 

 

 

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Yannis Satins
Drums

Coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Joe Morris
Trumpet

Joe is the lead trumpeter of the band and really bring the sound to life with his amazing musical ability and incredible ear for music itself. He is one of London’s most established trumpeters playing for the likes of Ben E King, Eumir Deodato, Airto Moreira, the Heritage Orchestra, John Taylor, Dwight Trible, Gary US Bonds, Kubla Khan, McFly and more. Joe is an amazing credit to have in the band and he really leaves his mark with every performance.

Ian Bumstead
Saxophone

Taking up the Clarinet at the age of 10, Ian Bumstead progressed onto the Tenor Saxophone aged 16 and quickly made a name for himself with numerous performances at his local Derby Jazz concerts. Following studies at the University of Leeds, Ian accepted the prestigious Leverhulme scholarship to attend Trinity College of Music in London in 2007 where he received a Masters degree in Jazz Performance. Now a highly accomplished mutli-saxophonist, Ian has gone on to perform with many of the UK’s leading jazz soloists, regularly performing at venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Rooms and The Vortex. He is a member of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra lead by Gary Crosby OBE, has performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and along side international artists such as Blue, East 17, and Rachel Stevens. Ian is also in demand for touring and recording work and has been featured on a number of BBC and Channel 4 broadcasts.

Other performers that frequently perform with musical orphans:

Jennifier Tierney
Lead Vocals

A stunning vocalist from London performing on the big stage of the west end since she was a child. Staring roles include leads in the musicals Wicked, Mamma Mia, Jerry Springer the Opera and fame. Jen has also travelled the world with her talent. One of the well known faces on the west end and now one of our main calls to the bands front line of talent. Jen is a great asset to the band and her vocal ability is second to none with harmonies and lead!