Franner Otter composed “A Tuba Odyssey – the journey of InnerTuba” back in 2014. I am pleased to have been invited to perform the piece at the Gala Concert which closes the Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass tomorrow evening. Here’s a reminder of what Franner’s piece is about: Wotton Silver Band will accompany me and other guest soloists, including Tuba Star Jon Riches, who will perform Baadsvik’s Fnugg, and Monti’s technically dazzling Czardas – and.. Read More
Thanks to the organisational efficiencies of folk from the Cotswold Edge Festival of Brass, InnerTuba has been on BBC Radio Gloucestershire and in the Gloucestershire Gazette this week…. This article sums it up all up nicely in Today’s Gazette…or you can read it online here…. http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/14576164.New_festival_in_Dursley_aims_to_spread_brass_gospel/ So looking forward to performing Franner Otter’s “Tuba Odyssey – the Journey of InnerTuba” this Sunday evening at the Gala Concert with Wotton Silver Band. Details and tickets from www.cotswoldbrassfest.org.uk –.. Read More
Some readers will know that this week passing has been Bike Week here in the UK. An annual nationally co-ordinated series of activities and events, aimed at encouraging folk to get out on their bikes and trikes. Here’s a fella who needs no encouragement – he’s entirely self driven…. Meet Dominic Luther – he and his folks Richard and Janet looked after me overnight in their Cheshire home last week. We met through www.warmshowers.org. Over the.. Read More
Hedgerows, quaint country cottages, cricket greens, the gentle pace of England’s midlands villages – in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and now Gloucestershire has mostly been my pedalling ground these last 200 miles or so since leaving Manchester….. … but it has rained a lot – I mean buckets – and much of that English bucolic idyll has splattered itself on the TubaTrailer…. Time for a clean – up, whilst being hosted this week by friendly folk of the Cotswold.. Read More
I am delighted to announce that InnerTuba will be participating in the Cotswold Edge Brass Festival on 26th June. Visit www.cotswoldbrassfest.org.uk ……. … For full details. I’m pedalling toward SouthWest England tomorrow to meet these enthusiastic brass musicians – More reports to follow !