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JP Rath Trombones that Belong on Stage!

by Administrator 15. September 2010 10:26

TROMBONISTS looking for a trombone that is remarkable not just for its quality and tone, but also its appearance need look no further.  The very finest JP231 Rath trombones are now available in five new stunning finishes; satin, frosted gold, black, silverplate and antique.


While the same mechanically as the standard and hugely popular JP231Rath Bb trombone, the new finishes give a dazzling edge to the trombones. These trombones belong on stage!

The very first JP231S Rath has gone to Ryan Stanikk from the rock-pop band Kid’s Can’t Fly. He was delighted and wrote about it on his blog:

“I played my new trombone at practice today. It plays so nicely that I’m sure any professional would be happy to swap to it for a gig and not mind at all. Being that the price is under £400, [£399 inc. VAT] that’s quite an achievement!

“If anyone is planning to buy a trombone any time soon, get one of these!”

Ryan will now be using his new trombone on their current nationwide tour. You can follow Kids Can't Fly by clicking here!

These new trombones are now in stock and are a very appealing price. You can order them by clicking here or calling 01823 282386.

PHOTOS: Satin, Frosted Gold, Black, Antique and Silverplate.

John Packer Ltd Support Rising Star

by Administrator 7. September 2010 10:22

John Packer Ltd are proud to present Sarah Louise Ings a rising star using JP instruments.

Set to be a pop sensation, Sarah performs on the JP043S soprano saxophone, and JP045S alto saxophone. Sarah is already very familiar with the gigging scene, having performed with her all girl group Sahara at The London Stock Exchange, Tate Britain, and numerous concerts while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Sarah has a sense of joie de vivre and vibrancy that is rare and beguiling. Her love of music, dance and dramatic performance promise memorable gigs and a career at the highest level. Sarah aims to revolutionise the concert platform, with audience participation, suspense and excitement, citing influences from West End show Stomp, Jan Garbareck and Courtney Pine. All this culminates into a show even Cheryl Cole would be proud of!

While the basis of Sarah's training was classical, this is clearly not a girl you can type-cast. Sarah writes and produces her own music fusing classical, rock and hip hop to create her own unique sound world. Her music has been described as being like a female version of Mark Ronson, producing a cool fusion of memorable riffs, soaring lines and some raps thrown in for good measure - her stage performances even feature backing dancers, MC and backing singers along with electric guitars, piano, bass, drums and strings.

Watch this space, you will be hearing a lot more of Sarah Louise Ings!

You can listen to Sarah on MySpace, view videos on YouTube and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

PHOTO: Sarah Ings with her beloved JP045S alto saxophone.

PHOTO: Sarah at her launch party.