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Postby eeflattuba » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:22 pm

At this years Yorkshire regional brass band championships held in England today a tuba player, Shaun Crowther from the Grimethorpe Colliery Band won the best instrumentalist prize. A real accomplishment since there are 13 bands competing and some serious talent competing in the heart of the british brass band world.
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Postby bloke » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:10 pm

' any youtube videos of them playing by themselves?
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Postby eeflattuba » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:45 pm

bloke wrote:' any youtube videos of them playing by themselves?

As this particular contest just ended,no. From time to time a recording of a particular performance, particularly when they play at the royal albert hall for the nationals,will show up on my facebook feed.
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Postby AndyCat » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:44 am

bloke wrote:' any youtube videos of them playing by themselves?


He's Shaun Crowther, veteran of many bands and an excellent player and comedian! He plays in Orchestras round the North of England too and teaches at some Music Colleges, but is mainly a brass band player.

https://youtu.be/FwDG1PZBPws
https://youtu.be/f3ixLt2E_-M
https://youtu.be/jZWPQIUYuD8
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Postby barry grrr-ero » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:40 am

Roger Bobo once told John Fletcher that the best tuba in his collection was a Besson (B&H) 3+1 Eb, but that - unfortunately - he couldn't use it for anything. I don't know, . . . seems to me that these fine British players are able to use them for EVERYTHING!

Actually, Bobo did use his 'eefer' in a recital for the Hindemith sonata - sounded great, too. Didn't he put a Besson bell on one of his 184's?
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Re: BRITISH BRASS BAND TUBA.

Postby tofu » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:24 am

AndyCat wrote:
bloke wrote:' any youtube videos of them playing by themselves?


He's Shaun Crowther, veteran of many bands and an excellent player and comedian! He plays in Orchestras round the North of England too and teaches at some Music Colleges, but is mainly a brass band player.

https://youtu.be/FwDG1PZBPws
https://youtu.be/f3ixLt2E_-M
https://youtu.be/jZWPQIUYuD8


That guy sounds great and the deadpan comedy is superb. Thanks for the links. Got a hand it to those Britsh brass bands guys the way they can stand and play without straps holding those big top action BBb & Eb's. They make it look easy.
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Postby MaryAnn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:28 pm

I often wonder why Americans are too uptight to act silly. It's one of the things I like best about some European groups.
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