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Fakenham Town Band

 

Eb Bass - Keith "Tank" Sharples

Keith joined the band in October 2010 having moved into the area from the 'brass band' North of England.

Keith started playing brass in 1977 and has a wide and varied music career, regularly playing Jazz, Folk, Punk and other styles all over Europe. The list of instruments he plays is Tuba, Penny Whistle, Valve Trombone, Fife, Spoons, Double Bass and BBb Bass.

Musical credits include playing for the chart rock band "The La's", the BBC and has played for "The Brasshoppers" over the last 22 years.
Keith's last brass band was Skelmersdale Prize Band in Lancashire where he graced the bass rank, mostly on EEb, but occasionally BBb Bass.

Other hobbies include Fishing, Shooting, Brewing and Ham Radio. For the latter, Keith jointly holds 3 world records for long distance communications from a back-pack radio set. Keith was in Christchurch, New Zealand while his friend was in Blackpool. Recordings of this can be found on YouTube.

 

 

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