Musical Beginnings

Based in the Scottish Borders, the Earl Grey Saxes are made up of 4/5 of the Borders Big Band Sax Section:  Paul Cormie, Sam Lord, Ewan Mitchell and Camille Castledine, along with our multitasking duo Pam Toward and Cath Cormie our 'kitchen sink department'. We have been playing in the big band and in other groups together for years and that coupled with our love of 'posh tea' and homemade cake gave Paul the idea to form us into a group.  It turned out to be the best idea ever...we get to drink tea, eat cake and enjoy playing a wide variety of music.    We must be doing something right because people keep asking us to come and play for various events.  We were lucky enough to be part of the Berwick Sound Waite and Sea Project which included a specially commissioned piece for us from Ailie Robertson by Strongback Productions. We've also recently been approached by another composer who wants to write a piece specially for us, a request to play in London and have just been invited back to North Yorkshire for a third time. We have been asked to give the first performance of an arrangement of Bernard Hermann's Psycho as part of 'the Earl Greys at the Movies' concert in September in The Maltings.  We are also very much looking forward to being part of the Steampunk Themed Metal Baroque Gig in The Maltings in February!

We have had several requests for a cd over the years which even now may be in the pipe line - who knows?



For  All Your Musical Needs

Sheet Music


Sam also writes and arranges most of the music we play. Our repertoire is definitely diverse including Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine, Bach and an arrangement of Polly Put the Kettle on!  We play a range of styles from folk to jazz and some well known favourites such as Pink Panther, Teddy Bears' Picnic and Mission Impossible and we even come with props.  We are happy to tailor make what we do to any situation or theme



You can rest assured knowing that you’ve found musicians for whatever your event may be. With an ability to bring a distinctive sound to every performance, you’ll love working with The Earl Grey Saxes. 

With a wide range of services you can rest assured knowing you’ll find what you’re looking for when you work with The Earl Grey Saxes.

Musical Note



December 16th

3.30 pm

Kelso Old Parish Church

Christmas Concert


February 16th

8.00 pm

The Maltings Berwick-upon-Tweed

Metal Baroque Gig

February 17th

4.00 pm

The Maltings Berwick-upon-Tweed

Metal Baroque Gig

July 11th

6.30 pm

Berwick Academy Music Festival

Adult Class Open Competition

August 17th

 Wedding at Dunbar

Private Function

August 24th and 25th


Bedale North Yorkshire

Concert Series

September 15th

2.00 pm

The Maltings Berwick-upon-Tweed

Earl Greys at the Movies Concert

December 20th

Charity Christmas Concert

Turner And Townsend Atrium




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