I started playing the cornet at 11 years old and for the vast majority of my childhood I was self-taught. The first youth band I joined was Bolton Youth Brass Band. I continued playing with them until I was 16 when I decided to have a break from playing. At the age of 26, I started a music degree and began playing my cornet again under my tutor Mark Wilkinson.
I joined Boarshurst Band 5 years ago on front row cornet but I now hold the flugel seat. We have played many pieces but so far Fire In The Blood is my favourite test piece and The President is my favourite March.
I’m also the singer in Alchemy which is a function band made up of players from the band who perform at parties and weddings, covering all styles of music from soul to pop.Back