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The DBs


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From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs are an in-demand brass band like no other that have taken the UK festival scene by storm!

As well as festivals, The DBs have brought their unique spin on the traditional New Orleans style to countless private events and parties around the world. With a horn section boasting trombones, trumpets, saxophones, sousaphone and drums, The DBs are notorious for teleporting the traditional brass bands style into the 21st Century.

Hiring The DBs for your party is a fast track to spreading laughter and dance moves across your event as the band continue to make a name for themselves with their raucous, charismatic performances.

Fully adaptable to any venue - from street parties to large stages - The DBs are able to adjust their line-up to suit your occasion and offer anything from a quintet stage performance to a 10-piece marching band.

Whether you're after an evening show or a roaming performance, the band offer a variety of line-ups:

  • Quintet Stage (5) - Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, Sousaphone, Drum Kit
  • Sextet Roaming (6) - Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, Sousaphone, 2x drummers playing a portable split kit.
  • Octet Stage (8) - Trumpet x2, Trombone x2, Alto Saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Sousaphone, Drum Kit.
  • Nonet Roaming (9) - Trumpet x2, Trombone x2, Alto Saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Sousaphone, 2x drummers playing a portable split kit.

A rapper or vocalist can also be added - please enquire for more info.

You guys absolutely smashed it! Chris Tofu MBE (Continental Drifts)

As well as experienced brass musicians capable of stunning solos and fresh takes on popular classics, The DBs shows can also feature guest singers, rappers and a hype-man to take your event to another level.

Equally, the band is also able to perform at ground level rather than on a stage and wander between your guests - they can even entice the crowds to different parts of your venue (Pied Piper style!) and be a feature of your schedule.

International events company and festival favourites 'Continental Drifts' crowned the band winners of their 2019 Brass Battle competition at London Remixed Festival - and with the band's chic aesthetic and bangin' repetoire, who can blame them!

Previous clients have included Glastonbury, Wilderness, Bestival, Boardmasters, Citidel, All Points East, Wembley Stadium, Blues Kitchen, RAF, Jack Daniels, Fullers, Soundcrash and Deliveroo.

Performance info

Line-up Trumpet; trombone; tenor saxophone; sousaphone; drum kit
Performance duration 2 x 45 minutes

Booking options

Song requests
Add £90 per request
Personalise the set list that the band plays
Add extra musician
Add £270
Add a range of extra musicians for a bigger sound – trumpets, saxes, rapper, vocalist. An additional drummer is required for roaming gigs
Add DJ performance
Add £370
DJ service with bespoke playlist. Includes DJ gear and PA system.
PA system
Add £185
Available to hire for your event. Note that a PA is required if a rapper or vocalist is included in the booking

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