Hairspray

Peter Pollard was generous enough to loan me his KVMI flugel while I did a 6 week run of the musical Hairspray at the Leicester Curve theatre. Over this time I found the KVMI to be a highly responsive, stylish and professional instrument. It was easy to play in tune with my fellow colleagues and I produced (with ease) a sound that can blend with the trombone but also stand out in a solo melodic line. Peter has told me that he wanted to create a flugel with a “proper flugel sound” well he has done this. It responds easily over all registers and maintains the same resonant tone throughout, the valves are fast and required very little maintenance. I would have no reluctance in recommending this flugel to anyone, it would work well in brass band, brass ensemble, big band or show playing with ease. Bravo Peter on creating such a fine instrument”

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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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