Brass Tracks was formed in 2013 by Edinburgh trumpeters Finlay Hetherington and John Sampson. Members come from varied performing backgrounds including, theatre, orchestral, chamber music, education and brass bands. Since Brass Tracks formed it has performed in the usual conventional performing spaces, such as churches, cathedrals, concert halls and theatres. However, Brass Tracks also enjoy playing in various less obvious performance venues and locations. This includes, Glasgow Central Station (as part of Virgin Trains’ ‘Live at Central’ concert series), led the ceremony for Fife Sports Awards, launched Christmas at Gateshead’s Metrocentre, to being on a film set. In recent times, Brass Tracks have expanded to become a sextet or as an octet for special concerts, collaborating with a number of established choirs based throughout Scotland.
Brass Tracks also feature in a number of live and studio recordings, from BBC One’s prime-time drama, Rillington Place with Hollywood’s Tim Roth to an album by the artist Fish (the former front man of the British rock band Marillion). Over the last few years Brass Tracks, with support from Enterprise Music Scotland, have performed successful concerts at music societies across Scotland, including; Dunfermline, Newton Stewart, Stranraer, Torphichen, Lamlash on the Isle of Arran and at the Towermill Theatre, Hawick. Brass Tracks is represented by Classical Musicians Scotland. This summer Brass Tracks looks forward to returning once again to play the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.