Established in 2013 by professional musicians Jason Ellis and Kathryn Rudge, Mersey Wave Music is built on relationships within the community and making music.
JASON ELLIS, MUSICAL DIRECTOR/PIANIST
Jason is a Media Composer and music producer based in Liverpool. Since 2020 Jason has worked on music for projects for Apple TV+, Amazon, and Disney along side virtual reality games and music production for music appearing on all major streaming platforms and for several short films and adverts. He also maintains a small private music tuition studio specialising in the Piano, music theory and composition. As a live musician he has performed as an accompanist and soloist in concerts including solo piano recitals and accompanying the likes of Alfie Boe, Bryn Terfel and Russel Watson. Most of his weekday evenings is spend working with the community through his work as a Choral Animature and musical director, founding the Mersey Wave choir in 2012, directing Runcorn Community Choir and Magull Community Choir and as principal accompanist for the Fron Male Voice Choir since 2010. Away from music Jason is rarely happier than climbing the fells of the Lake District!
Andrew Wileman, Accompanist
Since graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2017 (BMus Hons), Andy has been active as a professional pianist and teacher in Liverpool. As a classically trained pianist, he performs regularly for formal occasions and functions and is also active as a session musician on the local music scene, gigging and recording with projects spanning jazz, rock, funk, hip hop and soul. He has been the regular accompanist of the Mersey Wave choir since the start of 2023