Genre-busting new music intended to help reach new audiences
Loxley Silver Band has been given an award by the PRS for Music Foundation Open Fund to help pay for new musical works.
The award will allow the band to commission, perform and record up to four unique compositions by the internationally renowned artist Barry Gilbey. This exciting project will create new music which crosses genres from brass band into popular music.
The commissions will be performed live at a world premiere in Sheffield and professionally recorded by the band.
Stuart Young, the band’s secretary, said: “We are absolutely ecstatic and honoured that we’ve been offered this award from the PRS for Music Foundation amongst so many other very prestigious names. It will allow us to push forward in our goal to expand the scope of the modern brass band and reach new audiences”.