Among singers Lamont has accompanied either on tour or as a member of studio orchestras are Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney and Paul McCartney. In addition to his activities as a performer, Lamont has also composed many songs, including the award winning ‘I Told You So’ (recorded by Trudy Kerr among others), ‘Carousel’ (Nancy Marano), ‘Not You Again’ (Cleo Laine) and ‘Manhattan In The Rain’ (Joyce Breach and Norma Winstone). Lamont has also composed several longer works, including ‘The Young Person’s Guide To The Jazz Orchestra’, ‘Soho Suite’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes Suite’, the latter a collaboration with Spike Milligan. He has also written music for children’s television, that for Spot being Grammy nominated, and for several Walt Disney videos. For more than a decade, Lamont led a big band in order to raise money for cancer research. In 1999, he won the John Dankworth Jazz Award for long-standing talent. Lamont is a fluent performer with considerable technical skills and a searching intelligence to his playing. His activities as a composer have long been greatly respected by his professional peers and, at the start of the new century, are starting to receive the wider recognition they so richly deserve.