Peter Wright, the senior partner at Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk and home of the renowned vet and author James Herriot, is to be a judge at Brass Factor 2017. Since 2015, Peter along with partner Julian Norton has starred in channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet.

The Yorkshire Vet has topped Channel 5’s viewing figures in 2016 and 2017.

Brass Factor has lined up bands from across the North of England and is a celebration of one of Britain’s most traditional and best loved forms of entertainment.

Peter said: “I am proud to support everything Yorkshire and as far as I am concerned Yorkshire is the centre of the world!  Brass Factor is helping to secure the future of brass bands in Yorkshire and I’m delighted to be involved, look forward to listening to the music and helping to choose the winners.”

Founder, Alex Bray said:  “Peter’s support is warmly welcomed as we know that in his appearances in The Yorkshire Vet series he has been extremely popular, it is enjoyed by many of our own brass band audiences and Brass Factor will be richer with his presence alongside the other judges.”

Bands compete in the talent show style competition in front of a panel of judges. Each band plays a 20-minute set, pitching the traditional brass band music in a new light. Once all the bands have played, the audience and judges then vote for the band with the Brass Factor.

Brass Factor Wetherby, The Engine Shed. York Road Industrial Estate, York Rd, Wetherby LS22 7SU. Tickets are £10 per person and can be booked online at;

www.brassfactor.com/tickets

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