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New Drummer with the X Factor!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Applewhite BMus(Hons) LRAM who joins the Derwent Brass Percussion section, alongside full time members Ross Alexander and Elliot Davis as of our first rehearsal in 2016. 

Joe is a professional percussionist with an extremely impressive CV covering his skills on the drum kit, timpani and other percussion instruments. He studied at the Royal College of Music where he gained BMus(Hons) LRAM and has since gained a wealth of experience as a talented artist. 
His impressive history includes as a professional drummer includes:
TV - The X Factor, BBC - One Voice - Simulated, BBC - Strictly Come Dancing, ITV Dancing on Ice, The Europeans Brass Band and Moscow State Circus.
Recorded Music - Barry White:Gold Album, Stacey Kent:2songs-demonstration, Jessica Pilnas:Bitter and Sweet Album, Diana Krall:The Look of Love Album, Jean Toussaint:Blue Black Album, Frank Gambale:Best of Jazz and Rock Fusion Album and Terry Seabrook's Cubana Bop Album
And as a timapnist and percussionist includes:
Aurelian Ensemble, London Session Orchestra, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, ,Brandenburg Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra, English Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Swan, English Symphony Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Hanover Band, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, London Concertante, Vivaldi Concertante, London Concert Orchestra, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Festival Orchestra.
Joe is also no stranger to brass bands having also played with various bands in the past including local Midlands contenders Thoresby Colliery Band and Foss Dyke.
Keith Leonard the band's musical director commented "I am very pleased to welcome onboard Joe who clearly has a vast amount of experience and talent to the bring to the band. We are lucky at Derwent Brass to have always had quality percussion players in the mix and Joe is an impressive addition to that list. I wish him a long and enjoyable stay with the band."

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