Meet The Band
The Provocateurs comprises a collection of the best young talent in the North West. Available from a 5 piece band up to an 8 piece band including piano and horn section we have something spectacular to suite your budget. For more information on each band member please see below.
Simon Hutchinson - Vocals
A rare talent, Simon's commanding presence and exceptional vocals make him the perfect frontman. As well as performing for The Provocateurs Simon holds residencies as a solo performer and continues to work on a wide variety of original projects.
Brad Edmondson - Guitar
Brad emerged as a leading talent of the Royal Northern College of Music's session musicians’ course winning an award for outstanding achievement presented at the Royal Albert Hall. During his time there he studied under Johnny Hayes and is in high demand gigging throughout the North West and beyond.
John Wood - Tenor Saxophone
John made his name as the lead saxophonist of Manchester University Jazz Orchestra. During that time John also managed the orchestra leading them to incredible sell out concerts to crowds of up to 600 in and around the North West. Influenced by many of the great jazz and funk players such as Maceo Parker and Kenny Garrett his soulful style and roaring solos are a must see at any gig.
Xavier Winton - Drums
After excelling at the Royal Northern College of Nusic under the tuition of Brian Hargreaves, Xavier continues to perform throughout the North West. Highlights have included performances with notable jazz musicians Guy Barker and Martin Taylor aswell as a European Tour with originals band Soshin.
Clarissa Land - Vocals
Brought up listening to jazz and gospel from an early age her passion for singing and exceptional talent lead Clarissa to becoming a resident with Manchester University Jazz Orchestra. Since then she has gone on to perform through the UK and Europe, notably with Riot Jazz on the main stage at the Soundwave Festival in Croatia. Currently working alongside many of Manchester's finest producers she is soon to release her first E.P.
Leon Ruscitto - Drums
Leon's talent was recognised early in life seeing his inclusion in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Wales. Known for his creative and technically outstanding playing Leon has an energy in his performance that is seldom matched.
Daniel Brew - Guitar
Moving to Manchester at 16, Dan has been an active part of the music scene ever since. During this time he has studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under notable musicians Mike Walker and Johnny Heyes with highlights including performances with Gwilym Simcock amongst others.
Paul Sargeson - Bass Guitar
Prior to his attendance at the Royal Northern College of Music Paul worked as a professional sound engineer throughout the UK. He has since graduated from the RNCM and continues his study at Leeds College of Music. Paul's exceptional musical feel and stage presence always leaves the audience wanting more.
The Provocateurs are a young, exciting and exceptionally talented band available for hire throughout the UK. We perform at a wide variety of functions and venues including amongst others weddings, corporate events, parties, bars and nightclubs.
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Jamie Brewster - Bass Guitar
10 years as an active member in Liverpool's music scene has seen Jamie support such artists as Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic. Following his successes Jamie moved to Manchester and attended the Royal Northern College of Music where he has continued to excel and now regularly performs professionally throughout the UK.