21. October 2010 10:44
AFTER selling a rare Roundstamp Sovereign cornet in record time this summer, John Packer Ltd has been sent a silver-plated Schilke Eb Soprano cornet with Beryllium Bell from a customer to sell on behalf of Wingates Brass Band.
Schilke soprano cornets are considered to be among the finest soprano cornets made in the world and this particular cornet has some unique brass band history to go with it. Originally purchased as a gold soprano with a beryllium bell in the 1980's by the Wingates band, it was used by a legendary player, highly regarded amongst brass band circles.
The instrument is being sold by Brass Department Manager Steve Herbert of John Packer Ltd. Offers are being invited for thispiece of brass band history. Steve can be contacted on 01823 282386 or by e-mail email@example.com
PHOTO: The piece of brass band history.
1. October 2010 10:30
POPULAR band Kid's Can't Fly have just completed a UK tour playing JP instruments.
The young and energetic rock-pop band have a unique and uplifting sound and we're really proud to support them.
Ryan Stanikk - who plays trombone, plays the very first silver model of the JP231S Rath Bb trombone, while fellow band member Dave Matthews plays a JP042V tenor sax.
You can see videos, listen to music and check out tour dates by clicking Kid's Can't Fly
Kids Can’t Fly, formed in Southampton in 2006, are fast becoming one of, if not the most popular and respected bands of their genre in the country. Armed with the power of distinctly british, powerful dual-lead vocals, punchy brass and some of the most catchy and anthemic songwriting the UK has to offer, their ability to put on blisteringly enjoyable live shows has made them a hit with fans everywhere.
The band were formed when horn players Ryan Stanikk and Dave Matthews decided to start their own band after several years playing in a variety of south coast acts. They quickly acquired a loyal local fanbase and before long the band undertook their first UK headline tour, upon which they sold out of their debut EP.
Kids Can’t Fly have since undertaken a further four headline tours, and have released two more CDs, both of which have seen steady sales on iTunes and also sold extremely well when the band were chosen as a tour support for US genre-giants Zebrahead on their October 2008 UK tour.
Zebrahead were so impressed with the band that they asked the horn section to join them on stage each night, something that then happened at Sonisphere Festival 2009. Other bands Kids Can’t Fly have supported include The Blackout, Young Guns, The Misfits, The Automatic amongst many others.
Tireless networking and online promotion has seen the band acquire a large international fanbase. Boasting over 22,000 fans on Facebook, the band have tried their best to be as approachable and accessible as possible by regularly chatting to and updating fans on a personalised level, despite an often busy schedule.
2010 saw more extensive touring and the release of new single ‘Everyone’ in July. The single was premiered on Kerrang! Radio by Alex Baker and was coupled with a music video. The video was soon added to Scuzz TV’s playlist, to then quickly become the 1 most requested video on the channel. The video was able to hold almost a week at the top spot and still continues to be one of the channel’s most requested videos.
Kids Can’t Fly look forward to spreading their wings even further throughout the next year and hope to continue their reputation as one of the most hard working, accessible and talented bands around.
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