Dennis began playing aged 12/13 when his dad bought him a trombone for Christmas! After lessons with a local baritone player and through school, he joined Askern Colliery Silver Prize Band.
On 9th September 1969 he left home to join the Junior Leaders Royal Armoured Corps in Bovington, Dorset. Here he learned bass clef and became a bass trombone player. Dennis left to join his regimental band – the Royal Lancers, in 1971 and whilst at the army school of music at Knellar Hall, Twickenham he bought his first bass trombone – a King Duo Gravis Bb F and D. It cost the kings ransom of £400 brand new!
Dennis served around the UK, in Northern Ireland and also Germany before leaving the army in 1984.
That might have been the end of his music making, save for his wife, Jo, some years later, hearing a local radio advert for brass players and grabbing him by the scruff of his neck and marching him along to Lofthouse 2000!
Position in the band : the noisy one on bass trombone !
Instrument : Rath R900 Bb F and D
Occupation: HGV 1 driver for Eddie Stobart
Fav food : anything on a plate or in paper !
Fav drink : anything wet in a glass or bottle !
Fav non brass band/singer : most forms of music (not keen on jazz)