Mr. Ronnie Mack, proprietor of Belfast Music Supplies, presenting to Ivan, on behalf of Trevor James Saxophones, their latest model tenor, 'The Trevor James Signature'. Ivan has been an endorsee of Trevor James saxes and clarinets for ten years now, and it goes without saying that he is thrilled with his new gift.
Ivan's One Man Show
is a two hour extravaganza of music, (some serious, some not!) laughter and fun. A wide range of music is explored, ranging from Bach to the present day. There is considerable audience participation, and the audience will be encouraged to offer all sorts of musical "Advice" as Ivan attempts to compose a piano concerto on the spot. While at the piano, he will explore the musical genius of that famous "concert pianist" Les Dawson, offer some of the magic of Victor Borge, play a movement from a Mozart Piano Concerto, and give other solos covering Boogie Woogie, jazz, Chopin and Bach - Indeed, whatever turns up on the night!
As well as this, Ivan displays his expertise on a wide range of instruments - Clarinet, Saxophones, Accordion, Whistle, Trombone - and obviously covering many genres e.g. Irish/Scottish traditional, Jazz, Classical, Popular and a number of his own Compositions.
All in all, a wonderful evening of music and fun!
Ivan in the throne room at Hilsborough Castle; Photo courtesy of John Harrison
Click To Stop Music ~ Stranger on the Shore, played by Ivan on his Trevor James Clarinet.