Band broadcast on BBC

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by eymsbrassband, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. eymsbrassband

    eymsbrassband Member

    The East Yorkshire Motor Sevices Brass Band, have recently enjoyed three high profile appearances on local BBC Radio and Television. When the Band released it's latest CD 'The Deep' last September, it was picked up by BBC television reporter Jo Makle (herself an ex tenor horn player), who approached the Band to find out if we would be interested in filming this piece in the Hull Submarium, whose opening the Band performed at, playing the suite 'The Deep' specially commissioned for this occasion.

    So on Wednesday 6th December, the Band set up in front of the main tank, and was filmed performing the second (Requiem For Lost Mariners) and third (Storm and Thanksgiving) movements of the suite. During the filming a variety of marine life passed behind the Band, including several very large sharks! This piece was broadcast on 13th December, and as well as showing the Band, featured an interview with Tony Newiss (Solo Cornet), who was able to outline some of the band's history, and the story behind this piece of music.

    Whilst at the Deep, we were also filmed playing Philip Sparke's arrangement of 'The Christmas Song', which was used by BBC Look North to end the Boxing Day edition of its programme.

    Today (Monday 15th January) Tony Newiss was joined by Solo Trombonist Mark Unsworth, to appear on the BBC Radio Humberside afternoon show, presented by Lara King, and produced by Sue Craft. As well as playing two tracks from the CD 'The Deep', (William Rimmer's 'Honest Toil', and 'Paddy's Wake' by Stephen Tighe), Mark and Tony had the opportunity to talk about the history of the EYMS Brass Band, banding in general, forthcoming concerts and contests, as well as their personal musical history.

    Part of the reason behind these appearances is that the band is supporting the BBC Radio Humberside Making Waves appeal. This appeal has been set up to raise funds for the eight lifeboat stations in this region. Given the title of the second movement of 'The Deep', (Requiem For Lost Mariners) the Band decided that it was appropriate to donate £1:50 from each CD sale to this appeal. If you would like to support both the Band, and this appeal by purchasing a CD, please visit the Band website