Take time out for lunchtime concert

Musician Andy Gill

Musician Andy Gill

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Next Wednesday (June 10) sees the second of this year’s regular lunchtime concerts at the Holy Trinity Church in Hastings Town Centre.

Performing will be versatile local trumpeter Andy Gill, accompanied by Nigel Howard on piano. The concert starts at 1.10pm and admission is free.

Andy was born and raised in Hastings but moved to Bexhill in the 1980s. He was introduced to brass instruments whilst a pupil at Elphinstone Junior School and has never looked back.

There are few ensembles in the town in which Andy has not played and he can often be seen musically directing shows in the area. He has in the past been persuaded to take up the baton for BLODS (Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society) for their production of the Gondoliers at the De La Warr Pavilion, and he has also done a local one-man show playing nine different instruments ranging from his beloved trumpet to a hosepipe with a funnel on the end.

He also plays in the Sussex Concert Orchestra, Harveys Brass, orchestras for local amateur dramatic shows, a Reggae/Ska band called Kobo. and a group of players called Thomas And Friends which raises money for Demelza Hospice and other worthwhile causes. In July he will visit Bitburg in Germany with a national collection of brass players to perform at a beer/music festival.