Soprano - Rob 'Alfie' Rogers
Rob started playing in Kingsbridge Silver Band from the age of 5 and was principal cornet by the age of 14. He later went on to play for Saltash Town Band where he also held the principal cornet seat.
At the age of 18, he gave up brass bands and concentrated on trumpet instead. He has played for some of the South Wests top bands by the name of Rhythm Machine, Reckless and Shot Gun Blues Band.
For a number of years he then played for one of the nations funkiest and in demand bands by the name of Joey The Lips. He has played in top venues all over the UK and Europe supporting many famous bands and singers.
Rob returned to Brass Banding with the St. Pinnock Band on soprano as well as playing with Joey The Lips before later moving to Roche Brass.
Repiano Cornet - Tessa Dunn
Tessa started playing the Cornet at an early age in the Indian Queens Band under the tutelage of her father Lionel. She progressed very quickly, and it wasn't long until she was winning a host of solo prizes, including holding the title of Southwest Solo Champion for five consecutive years!
Tessa held the principal cornet seat with Indian Queens Band for many years, as well as playing for St. Austell and Bugle Bands.
After several years out of the banding world, Tessa has returned to playing with Roche Brass in May 2013.