Mark Archer

Mark Archer

The Blowout Sax School Playing for the amazing runners of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon

Written by  on March 22, 2019


Sarah and Lyndon ace Blowout Sax students and stalwarts kindly joined Blowout Sax Teacher Mark Archer and his fellow teacher son Oscar as they played Vangelis ‘Chariots Of Fire’ over and over and a long reggae and House music jam to urge the runners down the uphill home straight ..we must have run up a half marathon in our chops..






Albie Donnelly’s Supercharge live in Germany and post gig meets Blowout Sax’s very own ace student Tom Ginns

Written by  on January 11, 2019


ALBIE DONNELLY, Liverpool- born singer/saxophonist and bandleader began his career in London as a session musician playing on recordings by Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats on ‘Rattrap,’ Graham Parker and many others.

In 1973 he formed the now legendary band SUPERCHARGE. The band’s blend of R. ‘n’ B. and Funk plus their wild on- (and off!) stage-show made them a sensation on the British 70’s live- club scene.

In the 80’s the band signed with Virgin Records and toured extensively in GB and all over Europe with such names as Ray Charles, Fats Domino, B. B. King, Chuck Berry and Queen – culminating in the Hyde Park concert in front of more than 100,000 people.

From then on ALBIE has led successful tours all over Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, France, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland) and recently back home again in GB, confirming the bandleaders consistent popularity.

His soulful voice and unique horn-sound attest to his R ‘n’ B. roots and his being steeped in the music of the all-time greats

Quote from B. B. King: “SUPERCHARGE is Europe’s finest Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Band.”

Eric Morecombe and Ernie Wise with Ern holding a silver sax

Written by  on December 29, 2018

Morecombe and Wise

And there was Ernie holding a silver sax on this show?Why who knows they didn’t show the sketch!

The Prohibition Band featuring Blowout Sax’s Andy C Belfin at The Grain Barge Bristol

Written by  on November 23, 2018

This is why you play the tenor sax -The Prohibition band take on a full house of students big acclaim and a magic night to savour.