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Places still available on samba sessions

16 July 2014

Fans offered the opportunity to take part in an exciting new experience

Supporters can still take part in a samba band course at Macron Stadium.

A fantastic opportunity to play Brazilian inspired drums, those involved will be playing the rhythms of samba which will be fast, loud and full of energy.

A project which is open to all ages, its aim is to create a carnival atmosphere for fans on matchdays with the group set to play prior to selected games at the Macron Stadium during the 2014/15 SkyBet Championship campaign.

Instruments and sticks will be provided for the workshops which will be held every Monday from 7pm until 8.30pm for the next eight weeks, with a cost of £4 per session.

The workshops themselves will be led by professional drummer Rick Hughes, a Grade 8 qualified drum and percussion tutor with the Bolton Music Service.

A man who has played throughout the world with a number of successful cover and original bands, his career highlights include recording in Sun Studios with Elvis Presley’s guitarist, Scotty Moore. 

This also led to extensive touring work with The Muscle Shoals Band from Alabama, USA whose own CV boasts recordings with Aretha Franklyn, Wilson Picket, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and many more.
 
As Ringo in Gary Gibson’s Beatles tribute band, Rick has previously toured Brazil and Europe and performed on Chris Evans’ TFI Friday as well as Channel Five’s Night Fever and Radio One’s Chris Moyles Show.

Places are limited with fans being urged to book early by emailing jashley@bwfc.co.uk or phoning 01204 673 770.

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