Principal Eb Bass - Graham Fraser
Graham started playing euphonium at the age of 11 with Penicuik Silver Band - his local town band - before joining Whitburn at the age of 16 on second euphonium. In 2003, Graham moved from euphonium to tuba and became the Principal Tuba player with Whitburn a few months later.
He then went on to serve as the Principal Tuba with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland for the next four years, including the band’s landmark tour of Japan.
Graham has featured as a soloist with Whitburn on many occasions, including two performances on BBC Radio 2’s Listen to the Band programme. In 2006, he became the Scottish Solo Champion, a title he retained in 2007. Graham has also been awarded the ‘Best Tuba’ award at these championships on four occasions.
Graham's greatest accolade came in May 2007, when he was placed fourth overall and won the Best Tuba prize at the European Brass and Percussion Solo competition, which was held as part of the European Brass Band Championships in Birmingham.