In October 2017 I was tasked with responding to a brief from Grey London as part of an exhibition showcasing the work of 4 photographers and their interpretation of First.

Under this banner I set out to meet and document the bands in the run up to the National Brass Band Championships - First being attributed not just to rank, but to the premium and greatest, with the intention of illustrating the brutal and candid lifestyle of the working band against the glitz, glamour and majesty of the Royal Albert Hall - the finest venue in the land.