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Simon Gresswell

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist

Simon Gresswell

Contact details

12 Far Dales Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

  simongresswell@hotmail.com
  
  07792 660194


More about Simon

Simon Gresswell hails from Queensbury, born 1964 and started his playing under the guidance of the legendary James Shepherd. Having progressed through school bands and the very successful Queensbury Music Centre Band. Simon went on to become a member of Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse and Rastrick, Williams Fairey and YBS bands

During Simon's playing career he has been fortunate to win 20 major titles, including National, Open and European.

Simon is a former member of the National Youth Band of Great Britain and whilst with them was awarded the Arthur Atkinson Trophy in recognition of his outstanding playing and leadership.

Over the years Simon has been lucky to have many musical highlights including tours to Japan, USA, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia.

Other musical highlights were the themed Cry of the Celts and Windows of the World concert given by YBS.

Simon has also played on over 30 CD recordings, many of which have received CD accolades from the various brass band press outlets.

In 2004 he was voted into the All Time "top 10" BBb Tuba players by the brass band website 4BarsRest.

In 2005 Simon became a Yamaha Performance and Development Artist and took a leading role in developing the new range of Neo Tubas, released to the market with critical acclaim.

In 2015 Simon was invited to become a forming member of the Yamaha Neo Brass group. This group performs its own brand of music and educational material.

In 2017 Simon became a member of Tubular Brass which is a group of brass players touring Mike Oldfield's iconic Tubular Bells.

Simon is now much in demand as a tutor of lower brass, he works as an adjudicator and a conductor of brass bands in the UK and Europe. Working with music groups, bands and also HM British Army Bands.

In 2015 Simon was appointed Musical Director of Enderby Band, using the experience gained working under lots of legendary conductors, he has led the band to many contest successes whilst also performing many innovative concerts.

 

 



Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park - Christmas Open Evening

Thursday 18 October • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent DE13 9RN DE13 9RN


Besses o' th' Barn Band - Celebration Concert

Friday 19 October • Shaw Playhouse 2. 2 Newtown Street, Oldham Ol2 8NX


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Northern College of Music Brass Band

Friday 19 October • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London. W1C 2DJ


Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ


Woodfalls Band - Wellstead Community Choir

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, Chandler's Ford, Hants SO53 2GJ


Silver Spectrum Wind Band

October 16 • Sheffield based adult community wind band in Crookes. We welcomed several new brass players this term but still have vacancies for Trumpets/Cornets, Horns (Tenor or French) and a confident first Trombone. We also have vacancies for some wind instruments.


Crewe Brass

October 16 • Crewe Brass seek Eb and Bb bass, Euphonium and Baritone players. We are a friendly 1st Section Band and perform at a variety of events (including contests) under the baton of our MD Matt Pithers. Rehearsals are every Friday at 7.45pm in Shavington, Crewe.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

October 16 • FLUGEL . Under MD Duncan Beckley, Prospect Brass are on the look out for a FLUGEL player. Rehearsals are Mon/Fri 7-9pm in our very own bandroom which is within easy reach of Huddersfield & Wakefield.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator