Russ Kennedy

At the age of 15, Russ started to learn the tuba, and a mere two years later started playing professionally as a member of the Royal Artillery Mounted Band. He soon realised that going oompah oompah a lot really wasn't what he wanted to do, and he switched to bass guitar. Upon leaving the Royal Artillery Russ decided to stop playing Tuba and to concentrate on the Bass Guitar where he has played in many pit orchestras over the years, including the Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers in 1997.

In approximately 2001 Russ decided that he missed going oompah and returned to playing Tuba. After returning to form Russ now holds the Pricipal Tuba seat with the Maidstone Wind Symphony as well as the Medway Brass Band. 

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