Mark Chandler started playing trumpet when he was eight, and joined NYJO when he was eleven. He started playing full time at sixteen when he joined Ken Mackintosh. Up to that time he was lucky enough to study with Henry Lowther, win a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music and spend time in a number of small groups with Dick Pearce from whom he learnt so much. Over the next thirty years he worked with well known artists such as Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey and Geroge Michael (See below for more comprehensive list). During the eighties and ninties he also raced vintage and classic motorcycles which created a consuming hobby of re-engineering engine parts from a fully equipped workshop, this led to producing high performance parts for some top classic bike racers.
With engineering experience as a base Mark moved into
something he always wanted to do - instrument
repair. Having attended a course with Trevor Head the founder of the brass repair course in Merton Technical College, to many hours of enthusiastic support from some of the UKs top repairers, Mark is building a strong reputation for producing excellent repair work.
For a gallery of some restorations and a list of servicing costs, follow the links on the left of the page