Flexijazz – Ged Hone’s repair technician is Peter Pollard


Ged Hone and his good time music makers

Big sounds from small band, static & strolling

Music for all occasions, from dixieland to swing

Ged Hone’s family have been supplying music to Cheshire since 1874 when his great granddad took up residency after retiring from the 96 regiment army band. His son, grandson and great grandson all taking up trumpet like their father’s before them.

The name ‘good time music makers’ is a recent new direction influenced by the feedback from their client’s most often used comment “we don’t usually like Jazz, but we like this”, particularly with the four piece playing completely acoustic small band swing.

Ged Hone, the current trumpet bearer, has skilfully adapted old style traditional Jazz and swing to almost any occasion, with his dial a style Jazz menu and his multi-instrumental musicians his client’s can decide on the size and style of the band by discussing the size of both the venue and the budget.

The ‘good time music makers’ are suitable for all types of function’s at all kind’s of venue’s, indoor or outdoor. Recent appearance’s include; wedding’s, dinner dances, store opening’s, birthday parties, car launches and numerous T.V.

appearances for ‘Granada’, Yorkshire and BBC TV.



About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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