Tuba - Paul Farr
Paul began his musical career at the age of 7, when he learnt the Violin at Haverhill Music School. Having stuck at it for 4 whole years, he finally realised that he was never going to understand 4th position, so swapped his rosin for some valve oil and found his true vocation – the Tuba.
He played with the Haverhill Silver Band, and local quintet ‘Polished Brass’ during his ‘school years’, and after a brief spell at Cambridge Band, left to study music at the University of Huddersfield. Here he studied the Tuba with Andrew Duncan (Halle), and studied the art of drinking & curry eating with the rest of the lower brass students. Whilst up north Paul played with some of regions top bands, including Brighouse & Rastrick and Besses O’th Barn, and was nominated for the Harry Mortimer prize for best brass player, in his final year.
After leaving music college, Paul moved to London, playing with various ensembles, including the LPYO, Anglia Brass Academy, Bloomsbury chamber orchestra, the Real brass quintet, and was an original member of Surrey Brass. After some time away travelling, Paul then moved back to Suffolk to live & work. Brass playing remains his focus, playing with TUBE and Haverhill Silver Band, as well as various other ensembles in the region.