“Boobs and Brass” reviews

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The brass band internet site “All4 Brass” has recently reviewed our two CDs recorded on behalf of the Northamptonshire based ladies from ‘Boobs and Brass‘ which reportedly has raised more than £20,000 for the charity Breast Cancer Campaign.

The two excellent reviews  detail the content and quality of the two recordings and conclude, “we can think of no better way to support a great group of girls and a charity that is so obviously close to their hearts, by purchasing their latest album which we know you’ll enjoy as much as we did.”

You can find the reviews at www.all4brass.com/reviews.html and you can purchase a copy from our On Line Shop at musichouseproductions.co.uk/brass_bands.html in the knowledge that every penny raised from the sales goes to the charity.

“Hear My Song”

Phil Kelsall

Blackpool Tower’s Ballroom is home to what must be the most famous and most played Wurlitzer in the world and Phil Kelsall has now completed 36 years at the Tower. In 1977 Ernest Broadbent the then Tower organist, retired and Phil was the obvious choice as the new principal resident organist, a position he has held ever since.

In conjunction with RAS Audio we have just completed the latest of Phil’s CDs, Hear My Song” which is due for release later this month.

You can learn all about Phil at his website www.philkelsall.co.uk

“Time for Brass”

Manx Radio

An added bonus to our recent visit to the Isle of Man was an invitation to take part in presenter Ian Cottier’s weekly brass programme “Time for Brass” which features on Manx Radio.

Not only did we take part in the programme but we were asked to prepare the playlist featuring some of our own musical choices.

You can download the programme by visiting www.manxradio.com/blog.aspx?blogid=14728  and we have added this photograph of George for his many new fans on the island!

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Return to the Isle of Man

Rushen Band Logo

 

We have spent a most enjoyable six days based at Port Erin in the Isle of Man enjoying some pleasant weather and great hospitality.

Throughout the weekend we were recording the Rushen Silver Band who are undertaking their second project with us. The music features some fine solo contributions in addition to a number of concert items and was recorded at the Castle Rushen High School in Castletown.

The anticipated release date for the CD is June and you can learn more about the band by visiting their website at www.rushensilverband.org.im/

“Everything Stops for Yorkshire Tea”

Marsden Silver Prize Band on Yorkshire Tea TV advert

 

The much anticipated advertisement we were involved with in the autumn with “Yorkshire Tea”  is due for release nationally from Monday of next week amid great interest from the banding and local press. You can read all about the history of the event in an article published by the brass band website 4barsrest and also a feature in the local Huddersfield Examiner.

The timing coincides with the company’s sponsorship of the Test Match Cricket series with the Australians this summer which will further involve the participation of the Marsden Band and you can preview “Everything stops for Yorkshire Tea” before its release.

You can also view a “Behind the Scenes” edition if only to identify some of the other participants!

 

“Carols by Candlelight”

CHC

We have completed the project on behalf of the Chapter House Choir, York.

The annual Christmas concerts by the choir are being moved this year from the Chapter House at York Minster to the nave of the minster to accommodate the demand for tickets for this popular event.

The CD will be available for the choir’s concert at York, “Passiontide Splendours” which will be held on Saturday 16th March 2013 at 7.30pm.

To learn more about the choir and details of this season’s concert, visit their website at ‘The Chapter House Choir’.

 

We have completed three days recording with the Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band in Yorkshire conducted by euphonium virtuoso Michael Howley.

Prior to their final rehearsals in preparation for their appearance at the Yorkshire Area Championships next month, the band recorded a fine selection of music for their latest CD at the Gawthorpe Academy.

It is anticipated that the CD will be available at the end of March.

 

“Carols by Candlelight”

We have spent the last three days in the beautiful city of York recording the annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’ concert with the Chapter House Choir.

After forty six years, the series of concerts was being performed by the choir for the final time in the Chapter House as they are moving into the Nave of the Minster next year to accommodate the increasing demand for tickets for the concerts.

The CD of the highlights of the recordings will be available very soon and you can learn more about the choir and pre-order by visiting their website at www.chapterhousechoir.org.

Everything stops for tea!

 

Our latest venture takes us into the world of advertising.

The Marsden Band has recently been involved in the making of a new advertisement on for the famous brand “Yorkshire Tea”  The company’s current advertisement features a liveried vehicle travelling across America but the next series will feature a traditional brass band in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

We have been involved in recording the soundtrack for the advertisement which is being produced by the London based BMB Agency, bmbagency.com and which will be seen on television and in cinemas in the new year.

You can learn more about the band at marsden-band.co.uk/.

“Still Standing in Song” MHP812

 

 

‘Still Standing in Song’ is the latest release from the Hereford Police Male Choir and it follows their success in the BBC television programme “Last Choir Standing” some three years ago which prompted the release of their earlier CD with us.

Their latest venture features some traditional items with a fine selection of newer music including a beautiful rendition of the Maori Lullaby ‘Hine e Hine’.

The CD will be launched at an event in Hereford on the 18th of December and you can learn more about the choir at www.herefordpolicechoir.org/

To order a CD through the website please visit www.musichouseproductions.co.uk/music_shop.html.