Ep 244 - Simon Finch - All you need is Cricket and a Trumpet

The Paddock and The Pavilion - The Horse Racing and Cricket Podcast

23-01-2024 • 55 mins

With England’s five Test cricket tour of India due to start on 25 January today’s show features a man who will be at heart of the action, the Barmy Army trumpeter Simon Finch. Simon, known as Finchy, became the official Barmy Army trumpeter in early 2020 though because of the pandemic didn’t make his match day debut until the summer of 2021 when England played New Zealand at Edgbaston. You can’t help but feel energised listening to Simon, the professional musician who along with this Barmy Army work has headlined at Glastonbury with Florence and the Machine and worked with the likes of Beyonce, Blur, Kanye West to name just a few.  Find out how Simon got his dream job with the Barmy Army, his musical background, his cricketing plans for 2024 together with his thoughts on the Indian tour. Plus if you love the film Love Actually (2003) starring Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Keira Knightley tune in to discover where Simon appeared in the film. For more information on the Barmy Army go to https://barmyarmy.com/ Please subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, Google or Spotify. Connect with us on X, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav www.stephenwallismedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices