Tag Archives: Music Performance

Butlin’s, Maynard and Brass Bands

It was off to the Lincolnshire coast last Saturday for a gig with the Maynard Ferguson Legacy Big Band as part of a full weekend of contests and entertainment at the Mineworkers Championships in the Butlin’s Skegness holiday complex. Continue reading

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Unearthing intellectual property with an advice slip

Clearing out boxes of papers, invoices and receipts again this week and I came across a remittance advice slip from the Musicians’ Union. It was for a PPL distribution payment and gives an insight into how the European Union has … Continue reading

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The Drum – history and promotion

  In 1995 I was commissioned to write music for percussion ensemble with narrator for the Rotherham Schools Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble had four up and coming performers who were destined to become professionals supported by other enthusiastic students. The … Continue reading

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The mix that means a musician can manage

  This weekend has been spent on the road again as part of the orchestra supporting Andrea Bocelli at concerts in Glasgow and Leeds.  Catching up with the lives of many musicians I have not seen for a few years … Continue reading

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Listen and learn

I have been working my way through the iTunes radio stations during the past year, from Adult Contemporary (320 streams) to 90’s Hits (83 streams) with a large amount of listening to the International/World section (904 streams) along the way. … Continue reading

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Does my drum look big in this?

After last week’s blog some of you may have overcome the nerves and decided to venture out in front of people.  The next part of the performance is how do you look, what do you wear, how do you stand, … Continue reading

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Stage fright no matter what the venue

Listening to the comments about the cricket between England and Australia on Test Match Special or the analysis of certain golfers at The Open Championship this week reminded me how similar all performers are.  Whether it is in sport or … Continue reading

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