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How many people died from the ‘Kama Sutra’?

This is a word of warning for all trombone players out there: if you get booked to play some Frank Zappa, get the music out the library a good few weeks before hand!  At the end of July, the Aurora Orchestra performed The Adventures of Greggery Peccary in a late-night prom and it is fair to say [...]

By | 2013-08-12T09:11:38+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vizzutti and the RPO Brass

The RPO has announced a very exciting concert with virtuoso trumpet player Alan Vizzutti at the Cadogan Hall in October. Details of the concert can be found here.  Tickets are available but expected to sell quickly.  Visit the RPO website to purchase yours and ensure you do not miss out on this great concert. Last [...]

By | 2013-07-09T07:21:28+00:00 July 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enormous Pink Jellyfish

Tom Watson and Phil Dewhurst are currently putting the final touches on the new Superbrass album Brass Taps.  Having listened to Some of the early edits, I can tell you that it is going to raise the bar yet again from their debut recording Under the Spell of Spain.  Roger has set up a Kickstarter funding page to help complete the project. [...]

By | 2013-06-05T06:52:50+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pink Baby Monster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqd5M7NiEDw I can't believe I have gone this long in the music profession without coming across Pink Baby Monster, Mark Gould's youtube offerings. Some of the funniest videos I have seen!

By | 2013-06-05T06:43:42+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Award Presentation

I am delighted to announce that I will be presenting my former teacher Chris Jeans with the 2013 All England Masters International Dedication Award on Sunday at the Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering.  Chris taught me from an early age and is responsible for getting me completely hooked on playing the trombone.  For his entire career he [...]

By | 2013-05-23T08:36:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flood Warning

https://soundcloud.com/roger-argente/flood-warning-1-min-mp3 An audio clip from Superbrass' new album Brass Taps.  Mike Lovatt and Andy Wood showing how it's done in Mark Nightingale's Flood Warning.  If you want to see more and help the project, get involved through their Kickstarter page and help fund the project...it's going to be AMAZING!

By | 2013-06-07T09:23:19+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

JGSMD recital

Antoine Courtois are very kindly making it possible for me to go to the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama this Saturday 25th May, to perform a short recital for the students there.  For five years I made the two hour journey from Leicester to study in the department and I am looking forward [...]

By | 2013-05-20T09:57:07+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chetham’s Trombone Class

Early Wednesday morning, I caught the 7.35am train up to Manchester, and spent the day at Chetham's School of Music.  The main task was to act as the external examiner for the trombone assessments, but around this I managed to spend time with many of the students working through all manner or pieces and studies. [...]

By | 2013-05-02T08:47:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Berlioz et ‘La Damnation du Visage’

Vérité Dramatique en deux Parties... Tonight at the Royal Festival Hall, the RPO are performing Berlioz's masterpiece La Damnation de Faust under the baton of principal conductor Charles Dutoit.  Embarrassingly, before we started rehearsals on Sunday I was only aware of the Hungarian March, mainly due to its prominence as an orchestral excerpt.  I doubt I am the only trombone player who [...]

By | 2013-05-02T07:08:55+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments