Daniel Grimes : Eb Bass
playing on cornet but within several minutes had been relegated,
via numerous larger instruments, to Eb Bass.
He is now extremely adept at playing running minims within a comfortable range and breathing
at the end of every bar.
, Dan did in fact smile briefly in 1999 and is renowned for
being mildly optimistic for a period of several days in 2001.
He is, parhaps, the greatest brass band anorak the world has ever known and can recognise any test piece
just by listening to one random bar.
He knows every single contest result in UK banding since 1920, including the points earned by
each placed band and the winners of the soloist prizes.
When not revising
brass band trivia, or waiting for a nailed on Area result
that doesn't materialize, Dan likes to keep his spirits up by contemplating global warming,
a break down in society and the impending Day of Judgement.
He is a keen cook and can rustle up any dish that tastes of chicken.