George Barker

Operations Director

I Began playing BBb Bass at the age of 13 and still playing it now.

I Joined the Stacksteads Band Bacup at 16 and made my first appearance with the NYBBGB under the tutelage of Sandy Blair and sitting in the same section as some fabulous players like “Dean Morley” and “Graham Sibley”.

At the age of 17 I moved to Besses O’ Th Barn band who had recently won the British open in 84. This gave me the taste for Championship section banding and a grounding to work with some of the top bands in the country.  Over the past 35 years I have had the pleasure of playing with the likes of Fodens, Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Brighouse & Rastrick and the Leyland band. Long may it continue.

Outside of banding I live with my partner Ann Marie have two daughters and two gorgeous grandchildren Imogen and Thomas. My years working within an engineering company gave me the inspiration from to take the leap into manufacturing my own Tuba Mouthpiece and the spark was created.