1970: Commenced my musical career as a saxophonist in various bands - Reggae, Soul, Jazz Funk, Rock and Orchestral. Performed at numerous venues throughout the UK including Military bases and Cruise Ships. Tour of British Channel Islands and Holiday Camps. Release of record with the band "UK Decision" (Disco & Jazz Funk) which I was a member of from 1975-1980.
1986: Formed my own band "Bill O'Loughlin & Force 9". Performed at local events such as The Lord Mayor's Show, Community Arts Festival, Birmingham Super Prix, Birmingham Carnival as well as social and family gatherings: Weddings, Birthdays, Themed Evenings at Social Clubs, Restaurants and Pubs. Took part in the TV show "New Faces 86".
1987: Commenced writing and playing my own music Jazz Fusion.
1989: Commenced writing and arranging Music for Steel Pans.
1990s: Directed a number of Sandwell's Schools' Steel Bands at various functions including Schools' Proms held at Sandwell Town Hall.
1997: Re-named "Bill O'Loughlin & The Kushoo Band". Awarded the contract to perform live Jazz music at Birmingham International Airport - Abraham Darby Pub.
2001: Residency at Hilton Birmingham Metropole - Millers Restaurant - Jazz Evening.
2013: Sax Soloist - Impro-Fusion Free Style Music. Recently played at the St Kitts and Nevis 30th Year of Independence - Dinner & Ball - Centennial Centre, Birmingham (14/9/2013). Member of Blaze FM Community Internet Radio where I head up Blaze FM's Music in the Community Project.
1981 - Date: Instrumental Music Teacher Woodwind & Brass, Steel Pans and Drum Kit.
Session Musician for well-known bands and soloists in the Midlands.
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