Cecil’s main instrument is the Saxophone and he is ABRSM Grade 8 certified. As a Saxophonist Cecil has recorded sessions with Fruit Trade Music and Radio broadcasts with Hull Kingston Radio and BBC Radio Humberside. He has toured and recorded in various parts of the UK and Africa. He has worked with various bands and musicians such as: Laurence Rugg, Garry Harmon, Matthew Smith, Mikey Scott, Collins Pratt De Champ, Errollyn Wallen, Sarah Suckling, James Redwood, Mambo Jambo Hull, Diordym, Diobrass, Freetown Mix, Hekima; Sing and Tell.
He has also been an active performer and soloist guesting at various functions such as Weddings, Birthday celebrations, funerals, community events and clubs.
In 2017, Cecil performed at the main stage during the Freedom Festival in Hull. He also took part in the Composer Residencies, New Music Biennial Residencies 2017 and 2018 ‘Songs Of Flight’.
Cecil is an impressive tenor singer with a distinctive voice. He sings professionally as a soloist and also with choirs including Hull Choral Union, University of Hull Chapel Choir, Leoa Academic Male Voice Choir, Balanta Music Makers, Walworth Methodist Church Choir, United Voices Choir. He sings at all types of occasions.
Cecil is recognised locally and internationally as a motivator and Saxophone educator, Drumming Workshop Leader, Choir Director. His teaching sessions has always been described as exceptional and outstanding. He formed the ‘Hull Afro Drum Beats (Had-Beats) in 2018 and has recently expanded his drumming Workshops to the wider communities in Hull and other parts of the country. He teaches children and people of all ages. He is also registered as a private tutor with Tutorful managed by Indeed.
As a composer/writer, Cecil wrote and recorded his own songs, he has produced several music albums including his first album; ‘My Life Time’, recorded in 2009 at De Champ Studio. His second album ‘This Is My Time’, was recorded at Rodell Sounds and was released in 2011 and the third album ‘Diversity & Culture’ was recorded at ‘Fruit Trade Music’ and released in 2018. He is currently working on a new composition for a festival in the summer of 2020 to be organised by ‘Active Citizens Hull’.