"It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.'' - Dizzy Gillespie


Sean Lloyd is a UK based multi-instrumentalist who specialises in saxophones and doubles on flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, keyboard and vocals.

 

His professional career has taken him around the world working with bands, theatre productions, studios and cruise lines in a whole variety of musical contexts.

 

The highlight of his life on the road was touring Europe with Tankus the Henge and playing some of the biggest music festivals in the world. These included the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury. 


Tankus The Henge


Sean toured the UK and Europe with Tankus the Henge - a five piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influence from old time fairgrounds to the modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead. 

 

Sean played some of the biggest music festivals in the world during his time with the band and recorded on their latest album.



With Flares


With Flares is a fresh project that was formally launched in Whiskers , Newquay. 100 Days is their debut single.



Alex Heane


Sean had the pleasure of recording tenor saxophone on Alex Heane's final university composition.

 

''I composed, recorded and produced a soundtrack to an edit of Germaine Delay's seminal surrealist film La Coquille et la Clergyman (1926). This soundtrack would be able to be performed live by a small ensemble + live electronic processing. The soundtracks features Sean Lloyd on Tenor Saxophone, Joel Shopland on Drum kit and Alex Heane on Double Bass, Accordion, Mandolin and the Guitar.'' 

 

 

 

https://alexheane.com



Company B


During his university years Sean honed his alto and tenor saxophone chops playing with professional jump jive band Company B. Inspired by the music of legends such as Louis Prima and Louis Jordon, the band captured the sound of the past while still injecting a healthy dose of contemporary rowdiness. He can be heard on their debut album Jump Jive Classics Volume One. Produced by John Cornfield (Oasis, Muse, Supergrass) this album includes an array of timeless tunes alongside four original songs written by the band's leader- Matthew Arundell. 

The album is available on iTunes, Spotify and the band's website-

 

http://www.companyb.org.uk/



Dawkes Music


Sean worked with Dawkes Music as a woodwind specialist and demonstrated various instruments and mouthpieces during his time at the company. Check out the full range of products and services offered by Dawkes Music here- 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.dawkes.co.uk



Contemporary World Jazz


Sean Lloyd graduated in the summer of 2015 with a first class honours degree and chose this classic jazz ballad for one of my final performances. This recital was recorded in January 2015.