Frank has music from the winning performance of new Dutch Open Champions Brass Band Schoonhoven, there’s some classic Harry Mortimer from 1932 followed by the very latest Brit Pop sounds from Cory. He’s also got the effortless genius of trombone star Ian Bousfield, the classic Sound of Black Dyke playing a much loved Overture plus his featured band, The Brass Band of Central Florida.
This week's show features music from Cory, YBS, Black Dyke, Fairey, Kirkintilloch, Manger and the North Carolina Brass Band. The featured international band is the Treize Etoiles from Switzerland alongside the talented Moren family.
On the back of the news that the Australian Cricket team has become embroiled in a ball tampering scandal, Dave and Kenny look at the parallels in banding being called out in some quarters and also the disqualification of a high profile band from their Regional contest.
The Brass Band Podcast is a British Bandsman Production.
The Podcast returns to review the last weekend in the Area Contest series from Stevenage, Durham and Swansea.
The Podcast returns to review the weekend's action in the Midlands, Scotland and Torquay and preview with Ryan Watkins and Martin Gernon the forthcoming contests in Durham, Stevenage and Cardiff.
After falling victim to the Beast from the East last week, we are back with a comprehensive review and opinion from the Yorkshire Area Contest. Dave, Kenny and Martin Gernon also give predictions on the Midlands, Scotland and West of England areas.
The start of Area qualifying contest series comes from the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. We start with predictions from Ryan Watkins and Martin Gernon.
Also discussed is gender balance in banding and the recent Unibrass contest from York and Kenny asks Trimdon Concert Brass' chairman Wayne Huntington what on earth he was thinking of in appointing his latest conductor.
The Brass Band Podcast is a British Bandsman production.