Nathan Waterman

Nathan began his musical life at the age of seven playing the violin. He was playing with the Nene Valley Orchestra (Oundle) by the age of ten but soon became aware that the Brass Section always seemed to have more fun! He was twelve when he plucked up the courage to tell his violin tutor that he had been fraternising with the enemy (Thrapston Town Band). To which the tutor said "whatever you do, don't give up the violin!". Well, Nathan always listens to advice and soon after gave up the classical world for a life of debauchery.

After many happy years at Thrapston and Rushden Windmill Band, Nathan had the chance to audition for the then Rigid Containers Group Band under John Berryman and was successful in attaining the Principal Horn Seat. This was 1991 and there followed seven more enjoyable and successful years until he moved on to pastures new in 1998.

A short time at Bedford Town Band followed and then on to the Kibworth Band where, coincidently, John Berryman had also migrated. After spending many enjoyable years at Kibworth, in which time he formed and conducted a youth band called The Kiblets, Nathan has returned to his much beloved GUS and wild horses couldn't drag him away again (unless there's money involved of course).

There have been many highlights in his playing life but the best have to be playing with the Wallace Collection (Cyfarthfa Band project which predated the start of Brass Bands in this country) and with Rod Franks and Maurice Murphy et al on the soundtrack to Evita.