Second String

Three writers and broadcasters offer a glimpse into their alternative lives as performing musicians.

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Three seasoned writers and broadcasters offer a rare glimpse into a secret life beneath their respectable veneers, the life of a performing musician.

Miles Kington describes how he stumbled upon his calling as a double bass player as a student trying to give up the trombone and desperate to be a member of a jazz band.

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Writers and broadcasters offer a glimpse into their alternative lives as performing musicians.

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Chris Serle describes how his life changed at the age of ten when a small unwanted drum kit came his way.

From becoming drum major and marching at the front of the military band at school to playing in a local jazz band, the drums became part of the rhythm of his life.

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Russell Davies talks about his 30-year career as a slide trombonist.

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Miles Kington describes how he stumbled upon his calling as a double bass player as a student trying to give up the trombone and desperate to be a member of a jazz band.