Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s The Black Dyke Band UK Tour 2015…
The Black Dyke Brass Band is the most recorded band in the world with over 300 recordings and growing
It is also the most successful contesting band in the world having won the European Championships eleven times, the British Open no fewer than 29 times and the National Championships of Great Britain 22 times.
Black Dyke was also the first band to achieve the ‘Grand Slam’ in 1985 by winning the Yorkshire regional, European, British Open and National Championship contests, along with being voted BBC’s Best Band of the Year.
The band has also released a single on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, which was an instrumental composed by Lennon and McCartney called ‘Thingumybob’, as well as an instrumental version of ‘Yellow Submarine’.
Having also recorded with Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel and The Beautiful South. Book now for a night not to be missed!
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with the Black Dyke Band conductor Nicholas Childs:
Heralded as a leading figure in the worldwide brass community, Dr. Nicholas Childs (DMA-Conducting, University of Salford) has rightfully achieved the highest international reputation as a performer, teacher-clinician, conductor, interpreter and advocate of new music, and producer of pacesetting recordings.
Initial success came as a euphonium soloist and partner with his talented brother, Dr. Robert Childs, who together have literally toured the world as The Childs Brothers, performing in many of the world’s most famous concert halls with the most prestigious bands and orchestras.
Taking up the baton as a brass band conductor, Nicholas has had phenomenal success with many brass bands, including highly acclaimed regional and national championships.
His current tenure as Principal Conductor and Music Director of the famous Black Dyke Band has been marked with significant contest success, as well as a series of innovative concerts, world premieres, and recordings of major works for brass band with a variety of soloists and musical combinations.
He continues his advocacy of new music within the outstanding catalogue of brass and wind band recordings he has recorded and produced in his award-winning firm, Doyen Recordings. Not content with these activities, Dr. Childs is in great demand as a teacher, clinician, and consultant throughout the academic community.
Interviewed by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 14th March 2015.