A brass quintet based near Cambridge & Haverhill, UK

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Trumpet - Tim Pannell

Tim began playing the cornet at the age of 4 under the guidance of his parents initially, and later Paul Mayes. He was accepted into the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain at 12, attending 11 courses in total, 5 of which on principal flugelhorn. After a spell at the Royal Academy of Music, studying trumpet with James Watson, Tim studied Popular Music and Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University.

Now teaching Brass, Guitar, Drums, Piano and Music Theory locally, Tim is the principal cornet of Haverhill Silver Band (2015 London & Southern Counties 1st section champions), plays trumpet for mod revivalists Secret Affair, and is the vocalist/guitarist for 3 Screaming Popes. He has produced many local bands, and his production work has featured on Radio 1 and Channel 4. He has also guested with some of the country's top brass bands including Fairey, Grimethorpe and Brighouse & Rastrick. He is currently working hard on trying to convince Gavin that Tube would be much better playing cornets instead of trumpets!