Thomas Chinery was born in London in 1986, but moved up to Leicestershire two years later. He began playing the trumpet at age 7 before moving onto trombone two years later. After achieving Grade 5 he then moved onto the bass trombone and achieved Grade 8 standard shortly after leaving school. He played with the Leicestershire Schools youth ensembles throughout his school years, partaking in various tours and concerts, including performances at De Montfort Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He currently plays with Argento Brass and The Enderby Brass Band, and has performed at numerous contests throughout Britain achieving several top three finishes, including a 1st place at the Midlands Area Championships in the First Section.
When not performing Thomas is a keen arranger having arranged much of Argento Brass's music.
Check out his arrangement of Gustav Holtz Planets arranged for brass quintet - 'Planet's suite in miniature'.