- What's On
- Courses, Classes and Workshops
- News & Blogs
- Your Visit
- About Us
- Venue Hire
National Brass Band Championship 2018 winners Fodens and guest vocal soloist Matt Ford will provide a ‘Sinatra’ themed concert with their appearance in the World of Brass Gala Concert at Sage Gateshead.
Compère for the evening will be Radio 2 legend and acclaimed conductor Frank Renton.
Award-winning vocalist Matthew Ford is widely regarded as the finest big band singer in the UK, building an enviable wealth of experience, performing with the Halle, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC and RTE Concert Orchestras, as well as the BBC Big Band and Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Matthew works regularly with acclaimed conductor John Wilson, making multiple appearances at the BBC Proms, and touring the UK with the John Wilson Orchestra.
Fodens also joined by Mike Lovatt one of the world’s most versatile and gifted trumpeters.
This top line combination of band and vocal promises the finest World of Brass in Concert ever and demand for tickets is likely to be high.