Richard Madeley on Sop? Not wishing to name drop or anything (honest guv!) but I was having an exchange of thoughts with Richard Madelely last night and he mentioned that Judy is a virtuoso trombone player. I asked if she’d like to come and play with us sometime but he said he was too shy. Now he may have been pulling my leg so I was just curious to know if anyone knows of Judy’s trombone playing? Richard himself said he was a big fan (indeed we discussed a possible ‘Celebrity Brass Band TV show which he was tempted by) and when I asked him if he’d like to try out soprano cornet for a fine and very sociable North-East band he said he would, pending medical clearance and a truss (after a ‘little accident’ he said). I’m really not sure he’s up to it so if you fancy taking his sop seat for the Regionals at Darlington this year, please PM me.