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Alison Diamond - Soprano & Tenor Sax

Alison started playing sax in the early 80's while a member of the Nottingham Youth Theatre and her first public performance was at the Edinburgh Festival in shows containing music written by group members.

In the mid 80's, Alison secured a place on the jazz course at Leeds College of Music, where she studied under Al Wood and also travelled to London to take tuition from Jean Toussaint, who she met while on a summer school at the Guildhall.

While living in Leeds, she was a member of Indie band Out to Lunch and gigged and recorded with The Violet Hour.

On moving to Manchester in 1990, Alison joined hard-gigging power-pop outfit Possible World Theory and later spent a couple of years working with Ashley Hutchings of Albion Band fame, gigging at the Cambridge Folk Festival among many others and releasing an album entitled A Batter Pudding for John Keats, featuring some of her own compositions.

Alison iscurrently working with Birmingham based vocalist Judy Duff in Nu Soul Generation and in Manchester with blues/cajun outfit The Bourbon St Preachers and Moss Side ska and jazz singer Abina.
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