Mark Elvin - Tuba
Freelance Tuba player and composer
Mark Elvin is a freelance musician with a wide and varied career. As a composer/arranger he has written for all manner of ensembles, including brass bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, choirs, as well as music for TV and other media - including the BBC2 Christmas Comedy trailer 2017.
As a performer he has provided the bass end in numerous West End shows as an electric/ double bassist (including Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Fame), spent six years on the road with The Drifters and has numerous recording credits. More recently Mark was tubist/ double bassist in St. George and the Dragon at the National Theatre, and is the tubist/ bassist and founder member of The Speakeasy Revival Orchestra.
He is the founder of Mucky Herbert Music, an independent music publisher. The catalogue includes pieces for ensembles - orchestras, string orchestras and brass choirs, 2 books of unaccompanied instrumental studies “Journeys by Trumpet” and “Journeys by Clarinet”, and an aural skills method, “Listen Up!”, all written by Mark. Future publications by other composers will include “Journeys by Violin” and a tuba method book, both of which are in preparation. Mark’s book “Journeys by Tuba” (published by Superbrass) can be found in the Trinity Exam Syllabus grades 1-8, and has proved to be a very popular book.
Mark is also heavily involved in music education, currently working as a peripatetic music teacher at Hurtwood House School where he teaches music theory, aural and brass.
Horsham, West Sussex