Mark Bolderson ‘More than a drummer’

We were devastated by the tragic loss of our dear friend and talented percussionist Mark Bolderson who sadly died in August.

Mark was a huge influence in the band being such a talented all round musician and great guy.  The band were privileged to play ‘Gospel’ one of Marks favourite numbers at his funeral and to be invited play at the evening celebration of Marks life at Broomley Grange.

His family have set up the ‘Mark Jon Bolderson Percussion Foundation’ whose aim is to support and encourage young percussionists in the area.

TVBB will be playing at a fundraising evening in honour of Mark on 9th December. See calendar for info.

Mark in happy times playing at the Sunderland Big Band Festival

IMG_2106 (1)CorbridgeIMG_0127This photo of Mark playing at our last official gig of the summer proudly  playing front of the Greenside Miners Banner was sadly the last big Gig we did before Marks untimely death.IMG_0349 (1)

The band have had engraved a pair of drum sticks which we have with us at rehearsals to remind us of Mark.

RIP dear friend, sadly missed by us all.