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Mike Lovatt and Whitburn Band to perform at Nationals concert at Royal Albert Hall

Whitburn Band and Mike Lovatt will perform at the pre-results Gala Concert at this year’s National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Whitburn and Mike Lovatt have performed in three concerts together in recent years - a virtual one in 2020, the band’s 150th anniversary concert in February, 2022, and another in May this year.

Philip Morris, MD of the organiser Kapitol Promotions, said: "Welsh and English Champion Bands have featured at past Gala Concert concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, so this year we wanted to feature Scotland’s 2022/2023 Champion and 2023 Grand Shield Champion, Whitburn, to represent its nation with the in-demand trumpeter, Mike Lovatt."

Enthusing about appearing at the Royal Albert Hall concert, Mike Lovatt commented "I’m so excited about playing at the National pre-results concert this coming October. It’s great to be performing with the Scottish Champion, Whitburn, following our fabulous concert in May this year.

"The music performed will include the exciting, stratospheric MacArthur Park, plus Hollywood gems arranged by Colin Skinner. See you there!"

Charlie Farren, Whitburn Band's Chairman, added: "Our thanks go to Kapitol Promotions for the opportunity to perform in concert at the Royal Albert Hall with such a world-renowned soloist as Mike Lovatt.

"It will be great for everyone at Whitburn to perform with Mike again after our successful concerts with him in recent years."

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