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Leicester Riverside Festival

The weekend of 1-2 June 2013 saw the annual Leicester Riverside Festival. The festival features a large range of attractions and entertainment aimed towards the whole family. This year featured our very own Richard Stannard who works on our sales team, performs with his musical group, Central Brass.

Richard is based in Leicestershire and is a co founding member of Central Brass. He has played the tuba for 20 years and has been involved in brass bands and smaller ensembles in the Midlands and London. Throughout his playing career he has been involved in several overseas tours and has played at some fantastic venues, his favourite being the Royal Albert Hall. Richard has also shown a skill for writing music and has produced several arrangements for Central Brass.

They kicked of the 2nd day of musical entertainment and performed an hour set which included surprising items such as Barbie Girl, All You Need Is Love, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and even a medley of Abba Hits.

Richard and his group perform regularly so check their website www.centralbrass.co.uk to keep updated. 

Richard plays his tuba in his band






Richard is the middle musician with the tuba