My name is John. I’ve been playing since 1978. Shock, horror – who can remember that far back. I more or less gave up a few years ago after I lost my wife. 5 years ago my partner and I moved from Yorkshire to Northumberland. She joined the local choir and pestered me to start playing again as there was a pretty good concert band in the area. That was 3 or 4 years ago and I have been moved from the clarinet section to saxophone. Just over a year ago, purely on a whim, I contacted Dan Forshaw. The rest as they say is history. I have regular Skype lessons, play for 2 hours on a Monday night with the band and 2 hours on Friday with a saxophone quintet, try and get some practice inbetween and just generally enjoy music. Life’s pretty good.