Superbrass started life in 2005 – on the 27th of January, to be precise – when I put together a brass dectet for a concert called the Brass Massive at the Blackheath Halls, at what is now the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. The main aim of the annual Brass Massive was to bring together brass and percussion musicians from all genres and walks of life; to inspire and motivate the students and staff; and to stimulate music-making and brass-playing in our local community. The 2005 Brass Massive was no exception, with a large number of primary and secondary school children joining the throng, as both participants & audience-members.
Most of the players who took part in our first gig can be heard on our debut CD, “Under the Spell of Spain”. As for the name Superbrass itself… Well, that just popped out in a brief conversation with the programme designers, to be used as a working title for this fabulous group of players and it stuck!