Copyright Ross Stevenson 2017

"Blow the bloomin' thing" - Patrick Harrild, LSO ret.

At fifteen, Callum was your typical kid; interested in video games, and little time for home work! Given the chance to learn an instrument, Callum wanted to play the trumpet. Unfortunately, fate led him to the tuba as the school wind band needed a tuba player (sound familiar?).

It wasn't all bad as Callum found he actually quite liked the tuba, and found swathes of excitement in the ever increasing tuba repertoire - Fnugg Blue by Oystein Baadsvik being one of them.

From Trinity College of Music, to the Royal Military School of Music. From the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, and on to the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen; Callum has had a solid grounding in music. His career has seen him perform with professional orchestras, military bands, big bands, championship brass bands, wind bands, and lederhosen clothed Oompah Bands all over the world. He's performed alongside artists such as Jeff Goldblum, Bryn Terfel Leona Lewis, Tom Jones, McFly, Sheridan Smith, Colin Thackeray, and more recently Callum was seen performing on the red carpet at The Pride of Britain Awards, as well as performing live on the BBC's Andrew Marr show. It's never been a dull day since picking up that tuba!

Callum is a full time tubist in Her Majesty's Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards, and performs at all manner of state ceremonial events from Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Trooping the Colour, to performing on Live TV. For the past two years he's been selected to perform on stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the Royal British Legion's annual Festival of Remembrance.

This year, Callum will be taking up the post of Tuba player in the Central Band of The Royal Air Force.

In need of a tuba player? Get in touch, and Callum will be happy see what he can do!


Callum is available internationally.



Edward Gregson - Tuba Concerto

R.Vaughan Williams - Tuba Concerto

John Williams - Tuba Concerto

Arutiunian - Tuba Concerto
Plau - Tuba Concerto

Lundquist - Landskap


Monti arr. Baadsvik - Czardas

Baadsvik - Ordner Seg

Grieg arr. Baadsvik - Norwegian Dance Number 1
Bach arr. Harvey - Badinerie
Sparke - Tuba Concerto

D'Addona - Tuba Concerto

Kleinsinger - Tubby the Tuba

Malcolm Arnold - Fantasy for Tuba


© Callum Rookes 2020