News, snippets and gig updates from Simone!

July 2005
Hello and Welcome to this month's news.

A big hello to all 400 members of the Eston EAZ Samba Extravaganza who gave a rousing finale to this years project at the magnificent Riverside Stadium in Middlesboro. Always a great day and a real pleasure to work with Kel Dennis and all the children involved.

This month I am travelling backwards and forwards to Kerkrade where I am on the jury for the percussion ensemble competition and also appearing as guest soloist in the gala concert on the 28th. I am really looking forward to this and to hearing some large percussion ensembles from around the world competing together.

I am also looking forward to working with my old friends The National Youth Brass Band of Wales under their director Bob Childs. It is always a joy to work with this very talented and committed ensemble who have so much fun along the way as well!

BackBeat are already in rehearsals for our 10th anniversary concert in October (14th) at the Royal Northern College of Music. Check out our website for details of that and all future concerts.

In the meantime have a great summer!