Ep 8 - Birgitte Bjornsdatter Bruget and Dave Morton

August 26, 2016

Dave and Kenny are joined from Bergen in Norway by Birgitte Bjornsdatter Bruget, principal trombone of the Manger Musikklag Band and Dave Morton, principal cornet of the Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag band. They discuss the impending arrival of their first baby, productive banding rivalries and the differences in outlook between the top bands in the UK and Norway.

Also on the radar are band secretaries and how banding can be inspired by some Olympic style organisation.

The Brass Band Podcast is produced by KGC Media in association with the British Bandsman Magazine

 

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Ep 7 - Chris Haigh

August 19, 2016

Dave and Kenny are joined by Chris Haigh, known to some as Hertz Van Rental from his time as the front man of the hugely popular Jager Maestros Oompah Band. Having left traditional banding three and a half years ago to create a pioneering new method of brass band entertainment, Chris now finds himself with fiance Hayley in the Turks and Caicos Islands where his thoughts on how banding is perceived by audiences show no signs of abating.

Also on the agenda is University banding, team GB's medal haul at the Olympics and a promise from Dave never to mention Boris Johnston again.

The Brass Band Podcast is produced by KGC Media in associaton with the British Bandsman Magazine.

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Ep 6 - Roger Webster

August 13, 2016

Dave Kinross and Kenny Crookston are joined by one of banding's most colourful characters, Roger Webster. The discussion looks at performance psychology and anxiety, his work at Besson, and he adds to the music quality debate.

Dave and Kenny also talk, Olympics, Premiership football and reveal a fairly saddening statistic around female participation in banding.

The Brass Band Podcast is produced by KGC Media in association with the British Bandsman magazine.

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Ep 5 - Gavin Higgins

August 7, 2016

Co-Hosts Dave Kinross and Kenny Crookston reflect on their favourite test pieces, contest performances and discuss the pre draw. They're joined from London by one of the leading compositional talents of the genre, Gavin Higgins.

Gavin gives his views on the need for bands to embrace new writing styles, how open mindedness is key to growing the movement and why some well known names may be reluctant to write for bands in the future.

The Brass Band Podcast is a KGC Media Production in association with the British Bandsman Magazine.

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