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Meet the Halle Low Brass

Andrew Berryman | Ros Davies | Adrian Morris | Ewan Easton

 

Andy Berryman

What instruments do you play on ? Bach 42B, a "development" Rath, King 2B "Jiggs Wigham", and a Besson Euphoniuum.

Which players did you particularly admire in your formative years? Frank Rosolino, My Dad (John Berryman), Barry Tuckwell and Maurice Murphy.

Name your favourite Composers: Mahler, Shostakovich, Green Day, Scooter, Darkness, Philip Sparke, Eric Ball, Ravel, Verdi and Duncan.

Which pieces do you enjoy playing the most? Bolero, Mahler 3 & 5, lots of Shostakovich, Prokovief Romeo & Juliet.

Which is your favorite UK Concert Hall? The Bridgewater Hall

And Overseas? The Musikverein in Vienna.

What is your favorite food? Curry

And dessert ? Gulab Jaman

What is your favorite film? Any Tarrantino or Schorsese

Would you prefer a Musical or a G & S Operetta? G & S

If any, which have you acted/performed in? Too many to mention!!

What are your hobbies? Cycling, Karate and surfing (not internet).

Where would be your ideal holiday destination? Surf City. Preferably Godrevy, with sun and a good swell.

Which are your favorite Brass Band Test Pieces? Spectrum, Variations on a Ninth and Year of the Dragon.

 

Ros Davies

What instruments do you play on ? Edwards T350, Rath R1, Conn Eb/Bb Alto, and my Euph is an old Imperial.

Which players did you particularly admire in your formative years? Don Lusher, Steve Walkley, Urbie Green, Frank Rosolino, Christian Lindberg, Ian Bousfield and Andew Berryman.

Name your favourite Composers: Mahler, Bach, R. Strauss, Shostakovich, Wilfred Heaton, Jancek, Eric Ball and Nelson Riddle.

Which pieces do you enjoy playing the most? All the big Symphonic Repertoire, especially Mahler, but most of all Big Band Music.

Which is your favorite UK Concert Hall? The Royal Albert Hall

And Overseas? The Musikverein in Vienna and the Munich Philharmonie.

What is your favorite food? Anything absolutely fresh and delicious.

And dessert ? Any fruit crumble and custard.

What is your favorite film? Wizard of Oz and Return of the Jedi.

Would you prefer a Musical or a G & S Operetta? Musical

If any, which have you acted/performed in? None

What are your hobbies? Astrology, Tarot, Crystals, Wicca.

Where would be your ideal holiday destination? A beautiful Villa overlooking the Sea in the Med.

Which are your favorite Brass Band Test Pieces? Life Devine.

 

Adrian Morris

What instruments do you play on ? Edwards B454, and a Miraphone BBbContra. Very occasionally I get to play a Besson Euphonium too.

Which players did you particularly admire in your formative years? Ray Premru, John Iveson, George Roberts, John Fletcher and Howard Snell..

Name your favourite Composers: Mahler, Prokoviev, Shostakovich, Philip Sparke, Wilfred Heaton, Stan Kenton and Sammy Nestico.

Which pieces do you enjoy playing the most? Mahler 2, Prokovief Romeo & Juliet,Year of the Dragon and anything that sounds like a George Roberts part and Swings.

Which is your favorite UK Concert Hall? The Bridgewater Hall, though accoustically I really like the Caird Hall in Dundee, and I always get a kick from playing in the Royal Albert Hall. It's so big and lovely.

And Overseas? The Musikverein in Vienna and The National Concert Hall in Madrid.

What is your favorite food? Indian. Chicken Tikka Vindaloo Balti.

And dessert ? Ice Cream.

What is your favorite film? Any Espionage, especially Cold War.

Would you prefer a Musical or a G & S Operetta? Musical

If any, which have you acted/performed in? Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun (Tommy), My Fair Lady (Alfred P. Doolittle).

What are your hobbies? Watching Cricket, Steam Railways, playing with my Dog, and seeing the World with my Wife.

Where would be your ideal holiday destination? Florida, as often as money will allow.

Which are your favorite Brass Band Test Pieces? Year of the Dragon, Contest Music.

 

Ewan Easton

What instruments do you play on ? B&H Eb, B&H Eb with a Michael Johnson Conversion and a B&S PT6 CC Tuba.

Which players did you particularly admire in your formative years? John Fletcher, John Jenkins, Maurice Murphy and James Shepherd.

Name your favourite Composers: Mahler, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Chopin and Eric Ball.

Which pieces do you enjoy playing the most? Mahler Symphonies (except 9), Prokovief, Bruckner 7 and Eric Ball's Music.

Which is your favorite UK Concert Hall? The Bridgewater Hall.

And Overseas? The Musikverein in Vienna and The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

What is your favorite food? Pasta and Salad.

And dessert ? Apple and Sultana suet pudding.

What is your favorite film? Schindlers List .

Would you prefer a Musical or a G & S Operetta? Musical

If any, which have you acted/performed in? Grease (The Teen Angel).

What are your hobbies? Has to involve two wheels and leathers. (Motorcycling).

Where would be your ideal holiday destination? Switzerland.

Which are your favorite Brass Band Test Pieces? Resurgam, Year of the Dragon, and Contest Music.

 

Andrew Berryman | Ros Davies | Adrian Morris | Ewan Easton