Soprano and tuba additions at Black Dyke

After the news of Paul Duffy, Black Dyke is delighted to announce that the popular soprano Benjamin Richeton will be joining the Queensbury team.

Benjamin hails from France and graduated from the University of Salford where he obtained the Harry Mortimer Performance Prize. He is a past Finalist of the BBC Young Brass Soloist Award.

Nicholas Childs commented, “Benjamin is a fine player, it is an exciting time to be working with our new signings and everyone is looking forward to welcoming them.”

Benjamin commented, “I have had the most enjoyable two and a half years with all my friends at Fairey’s, filled with great memories and performances. It is very exhilarating to have been asked to join Black Dyke, and I am very excited at the opportunity of joining a group of such talented musicians.”

Black Dyke is also pleased to confirm Joshua Flynn will be joining on Eb Tuba.

Josh is a second year student at the RNCM studying with Ewan Easton, principal tuba of the Halle Orchestra. Josh is a past solo tuba of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, and a proud member of Oldham Lees Band.

Nicholas Childs’ commented “Josh has a great personality and as well as gaining valuable experience in the band he will have the opportunity to work with Black Dyke’s tuba soloist, Joe Cook.

Phil Goodwin, Black Dyke’s long-serving tuba player commented “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Josh for the last five years or so at the NYBBGB, where he has displayed much potential. We are pleased to welcome him into the section.”