About / Biography
Dennis Frere-Smith is the name of the versatile trumpet player who has played in every conceivable situation including Big Band Lead, jazz combos, theatre shows, classical orchestras and cabaret. Whether you require solid, reliable super Gs or ballad style (including flugelhorn) I can deliver with professionalism and consistency.
Dennis Frere-Smith is also my Cabaret/functions Act which draws on over 20 years experience as an entertainer from fronting my own bands in the 80s to many years as the Double Act, Niki 'n' Diz, to my current ACT as a multi-talented vocal, and instrumental entertainer.
I am at ease in both roles, as a trumpet player and an entertainer. On trumpet and flugelhorn, I can play anything and everything and pride myself in being a top rate sight reader and improviser. As an entertainer, I provide musical variety entertainer of the highest calibre to audiences from Hotel and Private functions, Corporate events to Sheltered Housing events and Dementia Homes.
I have had experience performing at sea on DFDS and Queen Mary 2 and am looking to expand my experience in this area in the near future.
All enquiries will be seriously attended to with the efficiency and respect they deserve.