RAF Squadronaires Concert with Ex John Port Student Matt Walker

Military musician Sergeant Matt Walker has played in front of the Queen, alongside Sir Tom Jones and even performed in Washington DC, but a forthcoming concert in Ashbourne is set to join his list of top career moments.

Matt, the leader of the Royal Air Force Squadronaires, and principal percussionist of the Central Band of the RAF started playing the drums in the John Port School band and is returning to this area to play at a charity concert with the UK’s premier military jazz ensemble at QEGS, on Saturday, 15 October.

Proceeds from the concert will be shared between Ashbourne Methodist Church and Ashbourne’s Royal British Legion branch.

The Squadronaires concert starts at 7.30pm and the evening will see the band, with guest vocal trio The Honeybirds, pay tribute to the great Big Bands and singers of the 1940’s and 50’s.

Tickets are selling fast and are available online from www.ticketebo.co.uk/squads priced at £25 for adults and £15 for under 14s. For more information about the concert, or if you’re not able to book online, please call 07530 318092.