Best of brass at Royal Concert Hall

Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band
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Brass bands fans are in for a treat when the Brighouse and Rastrick Band perform at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall next year.

Most popularly known for its famous 1977 hit, The Floral Dance, in 1998, the band held three concurrent championship titles as English Masters, British National and European Champions, whilst in 2010 and 2011, the band won the Yorkshire Area Championship, before being crowned Champion Band of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall.

It is true to say that no other public subscription band has held such high status for as long as the Brighouse and Rastrick Band.

They can be seen at the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, February 28, and tickets to see their performance are £19.50.

The concert gets under way at 7.30pm and ticket details are available by calling the box office on 0115 989 5555 or by going online to

n Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, is set to release his brand new single 10 Million People on October 5.

The track has been taken from his top ten album Live Life Living, which is out now.

He said of the track: “10 Million People was written after watching a documentary on early 90s rave culture. I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave.

“The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers “surely this whole rave thing is just a fad”. And the raver replied “well 10 million people can’t be wrong”. I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It’s my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start just like I did on last single One More Day.”

The live arena is where Example is a true master. Renowned for his monstrous live sets, he is set to once again transform venues across the country in to colossal party scenes.

His tour will bring him to Rock City in Nottingham for a gig there on November 7.

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