Topping and tailing the conference this year will be two talented groups.
Brothers of Swing will be performing on the Thursday evening
The Brothers of Swing are from Lancashire and have been together for over 10 years, amassing a wealth of experience singing at different events across the U.K and abroad. Having both studied music and obtaining degrees in it, they began their journey as a duet.
Daniel Murphy and Joseph Appleton aim to make every event as enjoyable as possible, providing fun loving music for all to get up and dance to. Their music includes Bublé, Sinatra and other up tempo numbers from the swing music era all guaranteed to satisfy any audience. Renowned for their harmonies and professional nature the Brothers Of Swing make every event an unforgettable one.
The Brothers have sung at the Lytham Proms alongside Lesley Garret and also at celebrity weddings. However, they are most proud of the charity events they sing at: Headway, Trinity Hospice, Brian House and Derian House to name just a few.
For the last couple of years they have been recognised for their efforts, being Regional Finalists 2016 & 2017 at the Wedding Industry Awards and also in the top 5 at the Great Northern Wedding Awards 2017-18.
2018 also proved an interesting year for the Brothers, seeing them winning Channel 4’s programme ‘Hunted’, during which they live streamed an event to the Hunters.
Closing this year’s conference will be the talented group, Slidin’ About
Delegates will be entertained at the end of the conference by Slidin’ About – a talented quartet of trombone players, one of the most versatile ensembles around. Their recital programmes are engaging and exciting with original repertoire, new commissions and arrangements.
As well as performing their own innovative arrangements the quartet have commissioned new works, helping to show how versatile the trombone quartet can be. They have won the Foden’s Quartet Competition and have been finalists in both the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Prize and the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition. Slidin’ About have also been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’.
Slidin’ About are proud to be active in musical education. They have worked with young people extensively across the country, including in ‘Pupil Referral Units’ and ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’ schools. Their unique relationship with Warwick Music as pBone Ambassadors enables them to give a truly hands on approach for all ages and abilities. The quartet have also been artists with the Live Music Now charity since 2013 and continue to develop a range of musical experiences and performances.