Archie the Goldfish rose like a damp phoenix from the ashes of 2020.
Graeme Flowers - trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Bestwick - guitar
plus friends and guests.
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As one of the UK’s most in-demand trumpet players, Graeme has performed with jazz stars such as Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Manu Katché, Michael Bublé, Kyle Eastwood, Tom Scott, Charlie Hunter and Deodato. On the pop/commercial side he’s worked with Taylor Swift, Cee Lo Green, Tom Jones, Simply Red, Paul Weller, Duran Duran, and many others. He has also performed on, and written music for, three Clint Eastwood movie soundtracks. I know what you’re thinking: “Did he play six notes or only five?”
After playing on the London jazz scene for many years, getting drunk on tours with Graeme, backing pop singers, and performing at Womad and similar festivals in the UK and abroad with Algerian, Moroccan and Turkish musicians, Chris has spent the last few years writing for and leading projects in Helsinki, Prishtina and The Hague. He hasn’t spent nearly as much time hanging out with Clint Eastwood as Graeme has, but he’s not bitter.