Born in Kingston upon Hull East Yorkshire
Moved to Gomersal, West Yorkshire at the age of 11 where I was introduced to the world of ‘Brass Bands’. Once I had been taught the ‘C’ scale I was in the band (still not learnt any other scales) “Thomas Burnleys and son” prize Silver Band”. I fell in love with brass bands (or was it the pint after practice? Umm) Sadly this is one of the many bands that are now disbanded.
Moved over to Lancashire/Cheshire in my late teens, (still doing missionary work with the natives).
I still love the sound and playing in a brass band (and the pint after).
I am very proud to be playing with Wingates Band and very honoured to have the responsibility as the Band Sergeant.