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The Pylons at the Royal Albert Hall

Having spent all last week in Hammersmith at RIPE69 the start of this week saw another two days in London. This time the visit was to see The Pylons at the Royal Albert Hall at the Music For Youth Festival – the Schools Proms.

MFY Schools Proms at Royal Albert HallI’m very proud to tell you all that my son Joe is a member of The Pylons. Keyboards, trumpet and vocals. The Schools proms are billed as three days of music from the best youth talent in the uk. Ordinarily I wouldn’t blow trumpets like this but last night was a seriously top class evening of musical entertainment and with a totally vested interest I’m doing it anyway.

There were groups there who you could consider to be world class. If we consider The Pylons, each band member is a multi-instrumentalist to a high level. They have all already played the Albert Hall on a number of occasions as members of different youth orchestras and big bands. This showed in the composure and professionalism with which they appeared on stage.

I have no photos of the actual set. I was too busy watching and enjoying the show. The Pylons were accompanied by a cameraman for the whole trip so we will have a professionally done video to show as a souvenir of the day.

Safe to say the show was fantastic. I’m still emotionally exhausted from the evening. I’m sure The Pylons will go on to great things. The lads are still only aged between 16 and 18 and they should see the Albert Hall as just a stepping stone.

Although most of the family headed back to Lincoln and the mundanity of school the next day although Joe was playing the Last Post in the local village remembrance ceremony. I fortunately was able to stay in town to celebrate. We ended up with a 1am finish at The Phoenix Artist Club, venue of the forthcoming Xmas Bash. No doubt this has contributed to my exhaustion.


Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

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