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City of Birmingham Brass Band in concert

I’ll be donning my bass trombone hat this weekend with The City of Birmingham Brass Band at Hall Green Baptist Church. The evening will comprise an entertaining mix of popular brass band pieces and arrangements from stage and screen. 42 more words

Bass Trombone

April 1st

sounds of New Orleans

Brass band, live, New Orleans (Frenchmen Street), 2013

MVP? Without a doubt, it’s the snare drummer. Not only does he hold everything together, he pushes, pushes, pushes.

Music Clip Of The Day

Heavyweights Brass Band at East Side Boom

Fragments of “Heavyweight Don’t Bring Me Down/2nd Line”
Written by The Heavyweights Brass Band
Live at East Side Boom
June 8th, 2013

Chris Butcher, trombone… 66 more words


"AHH! TURISTAS!" *splash* ...Carnaval in Sucre

What can we say about Carnaval? For weeks before the actual holiday itself, we were the subject of surprise water bomb attacks from buses and balconies, which we later learnt was one of the main features of Carnaval here in Sucre – to turn the entire city into a water warzone! 412 more words


View From The Pamcam

Here’s me peeping in the photo of the rehearsal tonight at Todmorden Community Brass. We’re rehearsing for our anniversary concert at the moment and this is us in the break tonight. 31 more words


Coffee with Colin

Today I went to have a coffee with Colin…such lovely company, and it was great to meet his husband John after reading about him so many times on Colin’s blog and Facebook… 321 more words



Two organisations I belong to are are celebrating significant anniversaries this year, although in one case we’re running a bit late.

I have been a member of the Caernarvonshire and Anglesey Caledonian Society for almost 10 years (and the chairman for about 6 years).   476 more words