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Spotlight Interview No. 1 — Riki McDonnell

October 25, 2006
Riki McDonnell. Most brass musicians world wide have heard of him and his many successes. But how many of us really know about the man behind the euphonium? Alexandra Kerwin gets up close and personal....


4BR Interview — Professor Edward Gregson

October 7, 2006
Christopher Thomas catches up with Edward Gregson to find out if after 16 years away from the brass band test piece genre he may be about to return.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence

October 6, 2006
Anthony Banwell meets up with Phil Lawrence as he does battle in his very individual way to try and get a youth band set up in Essex every bit as good as any in the country.


4BR Interview — Philip Sparke

May 12, 2006
Chris Thomas speaks to the man who has brought us some of the most memorable works for brass band, and whose next major work will feature at the forthcoming English National Championships.


4BR Interview — Phil Lawrence rides again!

May 11, 2006
Phil Lawrence has been up to his neck with music, aliens, pop and rock and getting his next belt on his quest for Karate expertise. Anthony Banwell caught up with him to find out what he has been up to.


Profile Interview — Peter Sykes

March 19, 2006
Experience the history, vision and imagination... as Peter Sykes leads Hawthorn Band on a new journey.


2006 Regionals: Peter Graham Interview

March 8, 2006
4BR gets to speak with the man behind the Championship Section test piece this year - Peter Graham and his thrilling Journey to the Centre of the Earth.


Profile Interview — Jason Mears

February 23, 2006
Jason Mears has made his mark in Australian banding and now looks forward to success with Darebin City Brass-Preston Band.


The 4BR Interview — John McCabe

February 6, 2006
4BR's Christopher Thomas meets up with one of the brass band movements most original compositional voices, John McCabe.


Composer interview — Phil Lawrence talks to 4BR

January 19, 2006
Composer and Music Associate of the Fairey Band, Phil Lawrence will hear the UK premiere of his ‘Gregoritas’ on January 28th. He told 4BR all about it.


Profile Interview — Davey Boyes

January 18, 2006
Davey Boyes moved from the UK to New Zealand nine years ago and hasn’t looked back.


Profile Interview — Dr Kevin Cameron

January 4, 2006
Dr Kevin Cameron is an acclaimed music educator and conductor based in Adelaide, South Australia.




Black Dyke Band - Wigan with Russ Abbott

Sunday 24 June • Wigan Youth Zone, Parson's Walk, Wigan WN1 1RU


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 24 June • Subscription Rooms. George St. Stroud. GL5 1AE. United Kingdom GL51AE


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 29 June • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Thundersley Brass Band - TBB Summer Concert

Friday 29 June • Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, South Benfleet, Essex SS75HA


PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - WIGAN YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Friday 29 June • Mount Zion hall. Pemberton. Wigan WN5 8DZ


The Marple Band

June 24 • Lonely, single 2nd man down seeks her principal right hand man to accompany her at rehearsals, concerts, contests and more. Must be able to perform quality solos and be sociable too. Date nights are Friday night with occasional/regular weekends.


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

June 22 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, particularly cornets, baritone and basses, but all are welcome. We play at many local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Crewe Brass

June 22 • Crewe Brass currently have vacancies for Eb and BBb Bass, Baritone, and Cornet. We are a friendly, social first section band with a good mix of concerts and contests, and rehearse on Monday and Friday evenings in Shavington, Crewe.


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor