Grimethorpe made history this tour, being the first northern hemisphere band to visit the island of Tasmania - and the band and islanders loved every moment of it.
Landing at Hobart airport, the band made the short drive to Wrest Point, a massive hotel and casino complex set on the stunning waterfront.
The audience in Tasmania were the warmest yet, displaying unique island character and welcome throughout Grimethorpe's performance at the packed 1000 seat Wrest Point arena.
Glenorchy City Concert Brass, Hobart Wind Symphony, Derwent Valley Concert, the Australian Army Band and more all turned out in their droves to welcome the Brass In Concert Champions. The audience roared their approval throughout, and the band delivered in spades.
Following the concert, the band and audience alike repaired to the complex' Onyx Bar where the Brassed Off stars mixed with the local bandsmen and attendees from the 2008 touring production of the movie's stage play. The bars resounded to good humour and camaraderie, and the glasses clinked and roulette wheels whirled way into the wee small hours.
The band thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Tasmania, and will, most assuredly, be back