Trombone quartet from London, UK
- Hue Evans: Tenor Trombone 5AL, Alto Trombone 10CS mouthpieces; DW5505 Straight, DW55529 Cup, DW5507 Harmon and DW5582 Travel mutes.
- Jamie Tweed: Tenor Trombone 5ABL/5AL, Alto Trombone 10CS mouthpieces; DW5505 Straight, DW55529 Cup, DW5507 Harmon and DW5582 Travel mutes.
- Benny Vernon: Tenor Trombone 5AL, Alto Trombone 7CS mouthpieces; DW5505 Straight, DW55529 Cup, DW5507 Harmon and DW5582 Travel mutes.
- Josh Cirtina: Bass Trombone 2NAL mouthpiece; DW5509 Straight, DW55533 Cup, DW5508 Harmon and DW5583 Travel mutes.
Slide Action are a brilliant new trombone quartet formed in 2018, whose members met as students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The group are Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). The members of Slide Action are all professional freelance trombonists working with orchestras, bands and shows all across the United Kingdom and Europe. Josh Cirtina is also Principal Bass Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Collectively, the members have worked with the Royal Philharmonic, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Academy of St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Aurora, BBC Philharmonic, Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony, and Welsh National Opera Orchestras, to name but a few. Furthermore, they also worked in West End shows such as Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera and appeared on numerous TV and radio broadcasts.
They won The International Trombone Festival Trombone Quartet Competition in 2019 at Ball State University, Indiana. In 2020 they won the Philip Jones Brass Chamber Music Prize, presented by Ursula Jones, and went on to win the Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize in the ROSL’s 68th annual chamber music competition, becoming by far the most successful trombone quartet in recent years.
They all play Denis Wick mutes and mouthpieces.