Sydney Baynes

Sydney Baynes

  • Born
    1st January 1879
  • Died
    9th March 1938
  • Birthplace
    Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Sydney Baynes was an English conductor, composer and leader of one of the United Kingdom's most popular radio bands. He gained his first employment as an organist in London and was later the piano accompanist for singers such as Edward Lloyd and Ben Davies. Through this work he became a respected conductor for London theatres including the Adelphi and Drury Lane. He worked for the BBC for many years and formed and conducted his own orchestra between 1928 and 1938 which broadcast and recorded regularly. He died in March 1938 in Willesden, London

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