BeyonD The BArlines

'Beyond the Barlines' features Frank in conversation with some of the brass world's most important players, composers and conductors. 

There are details and free excerpts of all of our 'Beyond the Barlines' interviews below, and please subscribe to listen to the full programmes and future editions - there are two new programmes a month.

Jim Trott and Brass for Africa
February 26, 2021

Jim Trott and Brass for Africa

In this edition Frank talks to Jim Trott the founder of Brass for Africa, a charity using brass music to transform the lives of young people in Uganda, Liberia and Rwanda and there's some great music from Africa as well!"
Phil Lawrence
February 5, 2021

Phil Lawrence

As Frank says, "in this episode we find out just how a young lad born in Liverpool becomes a top trumpet player, an in-demand film music and jingle writer and someone whose brass band compositions have taken music into new territories, so join us as he talks about his career and the way that technology has played an important part in his success.

 

Ulf Rosenberg
January 22, 2021

Ulf Rosenberg

As Frank says, "my latest guest to go Beyond the Barlines with me is Ulf Rosenberg, the President of the European Brass Band Association and certainly the most influential voice in European Banding, if not the world. It was fascinating to hear his thoughts on the future of banding post the pandemic. Have a listen and then we'd love to hear your views via the Contact Us section of the website".

 

Allan Withington
January 8, 2021

Allan Withington

As Frank says, "I couldn’t be happier to say that in this edition of Beyond the Barlines I’m joined by Allan Withington, a professional trumpet player who is also the creator of some of the most innovative music programmes for both band and orchestra and a hugely successful conductor both here and in his adoptive Norwegian homeland"

Photo: © Grimethorpe Colliery Band)

 

Stephen Cobb
December 18, 2020

Stephen Cobb

As Frank says, "I‘ve never made a secret of my admiration for the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, and their Bandmaster and Conductor Stephen Cobb. He’s been in the job since 1994, and before that was the band’s principal cornetist, which in my book is a tremendous achievement and worthy of admiration in itself".

 

Nicki Tonge
December 4, 2020

Nicki Tonge

As Frank says, "we’re not only going Beyond The Barlines, but going behind the scenes as well in this edition of the podcast, as I’m talking to Nicki Tonge, Brand Manager for one the most significant production companies in the band world.

I’ve worked with her on projects all over Europe and have come to rely on and often marvel at her abilities to manage any situation so that I can get on with my job of looking at the camera and talking."