The Bass Section

EEb Basses


Principal EEb Bass

Nick Valleley

Nick Valleley


Nick started playing Tenor Horn at the age of 12 with the school band. At 14 he decided that Horn wasn't for him and that he wanted to play an instrument that was as big as him so he asked to be moved onto EEb Bass. At the age of 15 he was invited to play in the Glossop Old Town Band where he made the National Finals twice. His greatest musical ambition is to play at the Royal Albert Hall. While at Glossop he moved onto BBb Bass and remained on that until he left the band to go to university. Interest in banding waned somewhat whilst at university and at 22 he gave up altogether. It wasn't until a friend suggested he contact a local band (10 years later) that Nick started to renew his love of brass bands. He was Principal BBb Bass for the Egham band for several years. Work forced him to move down to Southampton. He has been playing with Ocean Brass since 2008 and is Principal EEb Bass.

In his spare time Nick likes to play squash.


EEb Bass

Jacob Povall

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BBb Basses


Principal BBb Bass

Andrew White

Andrew White


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BBb Bass

Chris Teague

Chris Teague


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