Duncan Lamont Jnr.“I’ve been playing a Cannonball Alto Sax for the past ten years. When I first tried the Cannonball, I felt completely at home. It was responsive, ergonomically designed and had the sort of projection I’d not found on any of the other altos I’d owned previously. Since then I’ve played it in all kinds of performing situations and it’s never let me down. It’s great to have an instrument that seems to give you the “fifth gear” that many saxophones lack. Leaving all this aside, it’s just a lot of fun to play!" ~ Duncan Lamont Jnr.
BioAs a woodwind player Duncan has worked extensively in the West End, most recently in the orchestra for “Chicago” as it finished its fifteen year run in September 2012.
He has backed many well known singers including Amy Winehouse, Natalie Cole, Barry White and Johnny Mathis. He also worked for many years as part of Dame Shirley Bassey’s orchestra.
Duncan’s TV and film credits include the Judi Dench/Kate Winslet movie “Iris”, “Only Fools and Horses” and “Eastenders” (BBC1), “Perfect World” (BBC 2),“Powers” (CBBC) and the recent revival of “Yes, Prime Minister” (Gold).
He took part in several series of Radio 2’s “Live from the Stables” with the late Sir John Dankworth’s band. He has also played with NYJO, BBC Big Band, Mike Westbrook and the BBC Concert Orchestra playing baritone sax and kazoo!
As an arranger Duncan has written for “Over Here” (BBC 1), The Hong Kong Philharmonic’s handover ceremony in 1997 and two series of the BBC’s popular show “Strictly Come Dancing”. He has also provided arrangements for a range of singers including Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Darius Campbell and, memorably, Peter Kay’s appearance on the “Parkinson” show.
His most recent work as composer includes a one woman adaptation of “Chocolat” for the Edinburgh Fringe and a short film starring Virginia McKenna called “What Do You See?”
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