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Holder of The English Masters and BBE Lifetime Achievement awards, Gordon first came to prominence as Solo Horn with CWS Manchester at 15yrs old. He went on to play Principal horn in many top and All-Star bands including Harry Mortimers All Stars, The Virtuosi Band of Gt Britain, Celebrity Brass, The National Band, Concert Brass and the James Shepherd Versatile Brass. His reputation throughout resulted in countless recordings for Radio, TV & Records/CDS, Film music & Orchestra work with the Philharmonia & Wallace Collection. Gordon was a dedicated teacher /tutor & clinician, for RNCM, Salford, Leeds & London College of Music and also at the National Youth bands of Wales & Switzerland. He founded the Brass Band Summer School and was a founder member of AoBBA, adjudicating in Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Holland Sweden, and the UK (Areas & Grand Shield etc). His Solo & educational appearances around the globe are numerous and widespread. USA to Australia, Mexico to Japan, Canada to Pakistan and in major venues such as the Royal Albert, & Royal Festival Halls Prominent composers were inspired to write and arrange music for him including Eric Ball, John Golland, Goff Richards, Philip Sparke, Bram Wiggins, Howard Snell, William Relton, Roy Newsome, Ray Woodfield, to name a few. After he retired, he was persuaded to become a mentor to the Band of The Kings Division, which he did for 6 years until their relocation. Gordon was also persuaded to write his memoirs 'From Umchucks to Cadenzas'.

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