I started to play trumpet at 12-13 years of age, my first band was Lumley Methodist Church Band on Cornet
moving up the ladder to Solo Cornet and I still play with them to this day. I was approached to play with the Peoples
Mission Band South Shields to play Soprano and played a good many years with them, some of the other bands I have played
are Ryhope, Sunderland City Band and now with Pittington Brass. I came to this band to help out for a couple of gigs as
Les had taken up the baton and I have held the Soprano position now for over 10 years. Apart from my music I have interests in Mechanical Engineering and having a cup of tea and a little nod off in the afternoon. I have to say that all of the bands I have played in I have enjoyed the company and friendship, Thank you!