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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

Rock & Pop Medley

Live for Deliveroo

Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks & Bigfoot

Rihanna Medley

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Roaming Band

Besame Mucho DnB Remix

Crazy in Love – Beyoncé

Happy – Pharrell Williams

The DBs with Rapper

5 Esquinas – Das Brass
Africa – Hackney Colliery Band
Ain’t Nobody – Youngblood Brass Band
Atchfayala – Snarky Puppy
Back Pocket – Vulfpeck
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
Chameleon – Herby Hancock
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Funky Wallouks – Orchestra International Du Vetex
Get Lucky – The Madd Wikkid
Ghost Town – The Specials
Gibbous – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Give Me The Night – Hot 8 Brass Band
Groove Is In The Heart – Deee-Lite
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Happy Together – The Turtles
I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up – Rebirth Brass Band
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown
I Wanna Be Like You – Louis Prima
Insomnia – Faithless
Love On Top – Beyonce
Master Blaster – Stevie Wonder
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Maceo Parker
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
My Girl – Lucky Chops
Next Episode – Breakdown Brass
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
Sexual Healing – Hot 8 Brass Band
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Sweet Dreams Are Made of These – The Soul Rebels
Sweet Like Chocolate – Dat Brass
Take On Me – Reel Big Fish
The Chicken – James Brown
The Preacher – Horace Silver
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Toxic: Live – Riot Jazz Brass Band
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
Valerie – Mark Ronson

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Brilliant set from the DBs, one of the highlights of our wedding and I would highly recommend them”

Matthew, Wedding, Fosbury Manor in Wiltshire, August 2020

“The DBs were incredible. They were really kind and patient - even as we were all kinds of 'merry' during the organisation of getting them set up and started! And then they absolutely ripped up the dancefloor - people were dancing that never normally do. Brilliant act - highly recommended!”

Siobhan, Corporate Christmas Party, Greenwich Yacht Club in London, December 2019

“We were blown away with the band and honestly they made our night. Fantastic set list, so much energy and talent. All guests were complimentary and got everybody dancing. Lovely positive people to deal with and super easy to contact.”

Holly, Wedding, October 2019

“I just wanted to say thanks again to you and the band. You sounded fantastic and were a huge part of the evening. Really appreciate the flexibility, which was certainly needed for this one event.”

Jamie Ryan (Proud Robison), Private Event, September 2019

“The DBs were one of the highlights of the wedding- all the guests could not stop talking about them on the day and after. They walked us and the wedding party through the park and everyone else in the public was loving it too. The guys were brilliant and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for something a bit different that everyone will love.”

Tom and Lizzie, Wedding, September 2019

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