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All I want for Christmas is Boyle, Presley and ZOB...

An intriguing mix of talent past and present could well see Zone One Brass top the pop charts this Christmas.

Christmas Zone

 

Zone One Brass are hoping they will become genuine contenders for the Christmas number 1 spot in the charts this year with a little help from the oddly matched combination of Susan Boyle and Elvis Presley!

Posthumous

The central London band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra string section recorded 'O Come All Ye Faithful', as part of Susan Boyle's Christmas single, where she sings a posthumous, digital duet with the King of Rock 'n Roll himself.

Bookies have already made the song second favourite to take the festive top spot.

Single and album

Recently released as a single and the lead track on the Britain’s Got Talent star's new album 'Home For Christmas', 100% of the profits from the record will be donated directly to 'Save the Children'.

It is hoped that as well as in the UK, the single will become a major global hit in the pop markets of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the USA.

It was pretty strange playing the carol with most of us wearing shorts and flip flops!MD, Richard Ward

Hottest days

Zone One MD Richard Ward told 4BR: "We were all in London's Angel Studios back in July on one of the hottest days of the year. It was pretty strange playing the carol with most of us wearing shorts and flip flops!"


Band Manager Mark Probert added: "Zone One recorded a track for 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2011 and the producer was pleased with our work in the studio so we were delighted to be asked to play for this project.

Hopefully it will raise plenty of money for 'Save the Children’."



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Middleton Youth Band - Middleton Band & The Houghton Weavers

Saturday 27 May • St Michael's Church. Townley Street. Middleton. M24 1BT M24 1BT


Concert - Grimethorpe Colliery: Bury St Edmunds Festival

Saturday 27 May • The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD


Hitchin Band - Hitchin Band at Abington Bandstand

Sunday 28 May • Abingdon Park Bandstand NN3 3HN


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 28 May • Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Dr, Kettering NN15 6PB


Derwent Brass - Derwent Brass Stage & Screen Concert

Saturday 3 June • Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Derby DE1 2NF


Shipston Town band

May 24 • We need Bb Cornets Tenor Trombone and a Bb Bass. We rehearse on Sundays 7 to 9 and Wednesdays 7.30 to 9.30 in our own band room. We are graded Section 4 and located in South Warwickshire. Come along for a blow with our experienced conductor Howard Gibbs


Amesbury Town Band

May 23 • Players and beginners of any standard are always welcomed. We urgently need a few more solo cornets, Bb bass and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument


York Railway Institute Band

May 21 • York RI Band (North of England Championship Section, MD Dr. David Lancaster), have immediate vacancies for Principal Cornet, Back Row Cornet and Flugel Horn players. Band members travel in from the West, East and South of York, so lifts are possible.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor