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Brinley is a jazz and lead trumpet player currently based in London. He has studied at the Purcell School of music and is currently finishing his four year undergraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music. 


​He has played in venues such as The London Palladium, Ronnie Scott's, The Vortex, Pizza Express Dean St. Jazz Club and the 606 Club. He is also a chair holder in Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Brinley comes from a long line of professional musicians. His father Frazer Snell, is a well-known bass player, both his grandfathers were prolific session musicians, Chris Smith (trombonist for Frank Sinatra no less) and David Snell, harpist, conductor, and composer of many film scores. He has three uncles who are also professional musicians, it is no surprise, Brinley is carrying on the family business! 

He has enjoyed a spell in “Dream Girls“ on tour last summer and gigs at The London Palladium with Michael Ball, whilst still completing his degree at The Royal Academy of Music.  


Brinley is a gifted arranger and composer and enjoys writing for big band and smaller groups. He has, recently arranged, and composed a large project for a children’s original theatre show and interactive classes, he also was MD for these recording sessions.  

Brinley is also set up to do remote recordings with the following equipment;


Røde NT2000

Logic Pro X 

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