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 Concert Musicians

Kick Horns

Kick Horns

A group of brass players who made their first performance with Blur in 1992.

See the Kick Horns website for their extensive discography and gigography with other artists.


Active with Blur

Cara Tivey

Cara Tivey

A keyboardist who toured a couple of years with Blur. Also known for her collaborations with Billy Bragg.


Active with Blur

Richard Sidwell

Richard Sidwell

A trumpet player who performed at Blur gigs with Neil Sidwell (of Kick Horns), Paul Spong (of Kick Horns), Sid Gauld and Mike Smith.


Active with Blur

Also played on 1999's "Singles Night" tour.
 

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Plays saxophone and keyboards for Blur. Has also performed with various Damon's projects.


Active with Blur

Also played on 1999's "Singles Night" tour and 2012-2014's tours.

Diana Gutkind

Diana Gutkind

A long-term keyboard player with Blur.


Active with Blur

The London Community Gospel Choir

The London Community Gospel Choir

Formed in the early eighties, LCGC have appeared on recordings and concerts by numerous top artists. They also contributed on Disney's The Lion King soundtrack.

Performed with Blur on "Tender", "Black Book" and "Music Is My Radar".


Active with Blur

Also performed at Brit Awards 2012.

Simon Tong

Simon Tong

The ex-Verve guitarist who has also played with  Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad & The Queen.

Toured with Blur in 2003 to replace Graham Coxon.


Active with Blur

Beverley Brown, Wayne Hernandez, Wendi Rose and Cornelius Macarthy

Wayne, Wendi and Beverley

Backing vocalists on Think Tank tour.

Wayne Hernandez and Wendi Rose have also made live appearances with The London Community Gospel Choir and Gorillaz. The pair have also sang on Blur's tours since 2009.


Active with Blur

Karl Vanden Bossche

Karl Van Den Bossche

A Latin percussionist on Think Tank and The Magic Whip tours.


Active with Blur

Alistair White, Dan Carpenter and Dave Williamson

Alistair, Dan and Dave

The brass section on the 2009 reunion tour.

Alistair White: Trombone & Euphonium
Dan Carpenter: Trumpet
Dave Williamson: Trombone


Active with Blur

Alistair and Dan also performed on 2012-2014's tours with trombonist Barnaby Dickinson*. Dave appeared at Brit Awards 2012 and a few other gigs in 2012-2014.

*Absent in 2014.


Wendi Rose, Sam Freeman, Janet Ramus and Wayne Hernandez

Wendi, Sam and Janet

Backing vocalists on the 2009 reunion tour. Wayne Hernandez didn't appear at every concert.


Active with Blur

Wendi, Janet* and Wayne also performed on 2012-2015's tours with backing vocalists Tyrone Henry (2012) and Travis Cole (2013-2015).

*Absent in 2014.


Demon Strings

Demon Strings

Damon's in-house string quartet consisting of Izzi Dunn, Stella Page, Antonia Pagulatos and Kotono Sato.


Active with Blur

Rory Simmons, Simon Finch, Eoghan Kelly and Tom Richards

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The brass section on The Magic Whip tour.

Rory Simmons: Trumpet
Simon Finch: Trumpet
Eoghan Kelly: Trombone
Tom Richards: Saxophone


Active with Blur


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