‘Gusband’ and Wife Take Part in a World First!

GUS Bb Bass player, Mark, and his fiancée, Mel, have recently been part of the world’s first 5G shirt signing!

As well as being brass band enthusiasts, Mark and Mel are huge rugby fans, so much so that the pair were due to attend the 2021 British and Irish Lions Rugby tour in South Africa this year as part of their honeymoon.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 had other plans and due to the pandemic, their dream wedding and honeymoon were both put on hold. However, thanks to Vodafone UK, they were still able to make some special memories by chatting to their Lions heroes in South Africa and having their Lions’ jersey autographed by Gloucester rugby star, Chris Harris, despite him being on tour 8,000 miles away – all thanks to the power of 5G!

Speaking to the band after the signing, Mark said: “It was surreal, to watch the autograph happening right in front us, it was as if we were right there with them in South Africa! ”

Together, Mark and Mel are an integral part of the GUS community; Mark, a player and hard-working committee member, and Mel, video editor of many of the virtual recordings the band has done in the past 18 months.

Having postponed their wedding last year, Mark and Mel are now to be married later this month, and The GUS Band wish them the most amazing day, and every happiness for the future!

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