That's very kind of you spanky (particularly after our little 'disagreement' in the England v Portgual thread) and thank you kindly. I do appreciate that. However, I do believe this thread to be somewhat in jest and I'mSpanky Rear said:As far as I know he does, and will be freelance later in the year. I remember him conducting Epsom and Ewell some years back when[shock,horror]work intruded and he had to scale down his musical activities and left[sob].
Joking apart,for those who don't know him I should explain that Dave has kept Crystal Palace,Croydon, Epsom and Ewell afloat in difficult times,as well as Merton Concert Band as a conductor.He is 'Mr Reliable',and seems to be able to get the best out of players--to make them want to play at their best.I think[please see my pithy comment on conductors at the end of this post] many conductors could do no better than emulate the way he worksWITH Bands/Players.If you don't believe me why not test my views and book him for a slot with your Band .
I think you'll find that self-employed people tend to concentrate on the work - there's so much more incentive when you're working for yourself rather than for someone else.Roger Thorne said:And he works for someone else at the moment. :shock: I wonder what he'll be like at the end of the year when he's self employed?