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Fancy a little something for Xmas?

4BarsRest launches its secure online shopping facility.


As a preview to the major launch of the new 4BarsRest secure online shopping facility we are giving you the chance to buy three pretty good CD’s for the price of a dodgy Chinese takeaway and two pints of lager.

The 4BarsRest shopping area will give you the opportunity to buy all the latest new releases from the top brass producers featuring the best bands, soloists and ensembles direct—and secure in the knowledge that they will be sent to you within 24 hours.

So as an introduction we have a special offer on three CD’s of light entertainment—just the type to give your favourite aunty, grandmother or even mother in law.

“Phenomenon” features the talents of Ian Porthouse and Brett Baker in a release of top quality solos items accompanied by the Flowers Band. Light, bright and breezy and plenty of superb playing –the ideal stocking filler (if your mother in law wears ‘em)

“New Horizons” is the brilliant release from Nick Hudson—a man who made the 4BarsRest list of top 10 trombone players with some ease. Superb playing from the brass band world’s foremost trombone player in a series of new and classic repertoire. Give someone a real treat.

“Brass on Broadway” shows off the talents of Tredegar Band in a bright and brassy showcase of arrangements by some of the brass band world’s finest arrangers. All the top tunes from all the top shows—the ideal prezzy for those of a certain age who think Fred and Ginger are better than Robbie and Gerry.

Each CD can be purchased for the introductory price of £8.00 each (UK postage and package free) or any two for £14.00 or all three for £18.00.

Plenty of great music for a great price. Do a bit a Xmas shopping now and see what we have to offer. This is the first of many great offers to come.

To shop with 4BarsRest — go to shopping from the menu on the left


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