Flugel Horn – Mike Eccles

Mike began playing cornet at the age of 7 with the Poynton Youth Brass band and was also a member of the Hazel Grove brass band and the Cheshire Youth brass band. Since then Mike has held positions at Fodens, Yorkshire Building Society Hepworth and the Fairey band.

In 2004 Mike started an 11 year spell with Faireys that saw him switch to the Flugel horn and become the Musical Director of the world famous Acid Brass project with the band.

In 2009 Mike completed his BA in music, gaining a first class honours degree, but also being awarded the Harry Mortimer Performance prize. Mike then went on to complete his PGCE with specialist instrumental tuition. Mike is in much demand as a teacher and now teaches all around Cheshire alongside Music for life with his company Maestros 4 Music and has recently been appointed as Musical Director of the Poynton Youth Brass Band in which he began playing.

In 2016 Mike joined the Brighouse and Rastrick band as the bands Flugel horn soloist and since then has enjoyed many fine concert and contest performances with the band.