James Scott Recorded at James Scott’s home, Heswall on the Wirral, UK on 26th September 2018 Rob Nesbitt talks to James Scott about his long and fascinating career as a player, conductor and adjudicator that spans over seven decades – a truly remarkable achievement. From his early days listening to his fathers band at Besses […]
Nigel Seaman worked for the BBC with over thirty years experience in the broadcasting industry.
He is a fine tuba player in both orchestral and brass band spheres; a well-respected brass band conductor, band trainer, adjudicator and compere.
Nigel has the uncanny knack of getting the best out of the interviews which are informal but informative in a light-hearted style which we hope you enjoy.
Steve Stewart Recorded at the Cory bandroom July 2016 Nigel Seaman talks to Cory’s ace soprano Steve Stewart about a brass banding career that nearly didn’t begin with an almost disasterous first ‘audition’ in school. Thankfully he started on cornet at the age of six and has played soprano for most of his career with some […]
Owen Farr Recorded July 2016 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff Owen Farr from Pontypool, South Wales is one of the leading exponents of the tenor horn. He has played in many of the UK’s top bands including Cory, Faireys and Tredegar. Owen has recently quit mainstream brass banding to focus […]
David Collins Recorded June 2016 In this episode Nezzy chats with David Collins, composer with a brass playing background based in Manchester. David has achived a first class honours music degree at Durham university and is currently studying for his masters Degree at Salford. He has built up a considerable portfolio of compositions and arrangements […]
Adrian Evans Recorded April 2015 Nigel Seaman talks to the founder and owner of Ev-entz, Adrian Evans who turned his passion for percussion into a hugely successful business. Ev-entz stage manages many brass band events and prestigious venues throughout the UK such as the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert […]
Andy Smith Recorded April 2015 In this episode of the Podcast Nezzy gets behind the microphone and talks to Andy Smith – principle cornet of the Flowers Band Gloucester. Andy started his banding career in the Grangetown SA band following in his father Eric’s footsteps. From those early days he crossed over to main stream brass banding […]
Andrew Jones Recorded December 2013 Andrew Jones was born in in Ponteberym near Carmarthen in West Wales. Many family members were heavily involved with the nearby Crwbin Silver Band and inevitably at the age of 8 he joined making his debut on cornet. Andrew progressed rapidly and became a founder member of the National […]
Rodney Newton Recorded November 2013 In this first episode of the Nezzy on Brass Podcast Nigel Seaman talks to Composer Rodney Newton. Rodney has had a long and varied career as a music consultant to the London Film School, worked as a freelance arranger, music journalist, music critic, lecturer, adjudicator and General Editor of a […]