Simon Croft is widely known as a writer for the musical instrument and professional media sectors. He is the co-founder of Playmusic (the UK's only free magazine for musicians) and author of several technical books. A keen musician, he is also a trained musical instrument maker and repairer.
Andy Taylor has been making brass instruments since 1974, when he joined Paxman Musical Instruments as a trainee. Today, he heads Taylor Trumpets, which designs and hand-builds trumpets, flugelhorns, cornets and mouthpieces for customers around the world.