To be diagnosed with cancer is terrible, and it was especially traumatic for Blue Mountains Saxophone player Neill Duncan who had to have his arm amputated.
He thought this to be the end of his career, but he was proven wrong. A friend of his found an instrument builder in Amsterdam who specialises on saxophones for one handed players, and for Neill it went from cancer to Abbey Road! There, at the same studio in which the Beatles recorded their famous albums, he played for the Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer We’re the Superhumans.
Fortunately he returned to the Blue Mountains and he will hosting Blue Mountains Music Academy’s next Celebrate the Season – Summer in the Baroque room of Katoomba’s Carrington Hotel on February 16, starting at 7.30 pm.
At the all ages event Edgar Owen’s Miracle Men are going to release their first ever single Eyes, a song about sunset at midday and a breakup as cute as a puppy.
Also playing is the much loved Andie, the BMMA drum corps, and the fabulous guys from Juniper.
Neill Duncan will share his dramatic story, give a surprise rendition with Traey Yarad and announce the winners of best dressed to Summer. The first prize is a whole term of tuition at the Blue Mountains Music Academy, and the second a gift voucher for the Katoomba Music store.
Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at the door.