I have recently had the honour of playing with the now North West Champions, Fodens on a few occasions and they are a cracking set of people. The EEb tuba section is made up of Les Neish (of whom a lot has already been said about, and yes he is quality) and Paul Hughes (former principal tuba with the BT band), whilst on the BBb is Matt Wade (former Polysteel Flowers BBb) but Im not sure who sat next to Matt. But a big congratulations to them. That team know how to make a sound. Other quality tuba players of note (and Im suprised they havent been metioned so far) are Phil Green and Toby Hobson (both former Fodens) who up until recently were the EEb section of possibly one of the best ever tuba sections ever to grace the banding scene.tubaplayer said:After listening to the bands at the Northwest Area today, I would say that Fodens have a v. strong tuba section. Not sure who the players where, but the bass duet was superb from both players. Excellent playing!!!