Musicians and Orchestras in Folkestone
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Baps started his career with the British jazz funk band Light of the World, which he formed in the late 70's with friends Breeze McKrieth ,Kenny Wellington and Paul ‘Tubbs'Williams .Becoming forerunners of the British Jazz scene the band split and formed Incognito, and Beggar and Co who instantly had a top 20 hit with their single (Somebody) Help Me Out....Baps and Kenny played the brass section on the Spandau Ballet hit ‘(Chant No.1) I Don't Need This Pressure On'
Baps then went on to play sax with one of the biggest pop groups of the 80's-Wham! Playing at world-renowned venues such as Wembley Arena and the infamous show at the Workers Gymnasium, China in 1985, he witnessed the power that music can have over politics. “That was a strange show. Wham were the first Western pop band to play in China and all around the stadium there were guards with guns telling the kids not to dance. But everyone was so excited they started to dance anyway and it made for one of the best shows I have ever done"
Fast forward to 2007 and he is now in the sax and flute player for British pop sensation Billy Ocean, yet again touring the world and playing on some of the biggest stages in the world. It was during one of these tours that Baps decided to make his dream a reality and make his own album. “I have played on so many albums for other artists but always wished that it could be my name on the CD cover with music that I had a hand in creating". A late night conversation with Billy put the wheels in motion and Baps saw himself on a flight to the Caribbean island of Grenada to Billy's recording studio making his debut album.
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