Carl Mercer

Sales & Marketing Manager

I began playing the tuba with the Salvation Army band at the age of 11, in my teens I left the SA but continued to play Tuba with local bands such as Warburtons and Longridge Band.

During my mid 20’s me and my wife Ann had the first of our 3 children, finding it difficult to balance family life, work and banding I decided to take a break which lasted 20+ years by which time my family had grown up.

Now working for myself I found I had more time to return to my love of banding and playing the Tuba. I found a new passion and drive for the tuba and brass bands, I currently have my own company “Brass Sounds” selling used instruments which has developed a global reputation for supplying quality instruments and therefore the natural progression was to Join forces with fellow Tubist and good friend George Barker to manufacture and supply High Quality Mouthpieces and enhance my portfolio.