The DBs

from£1,500

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The DBs are an outstanding brass covers band playing a mix of pop and funk favourites, afrobeats and altered jazz standardss. The band consists of traditional New Orleans style horn section instruments such as: trombones, trumpets, saxophones, sousaphone and drums. Their sound teleports this traditional approach to the 21st century!

The DBs are favourites on the festival circuit and are in great demand for private parties. They encompass great musicians from all over the world who are notorious for spreading smiles and dance moves across the party! High energy, charismatic and exuberant shows are their trademark.

The DBs are fully adaptable to any size and configuration suited to the event/venue. From a quintet sized stage band to a 10-piece marching band. Capable of playing anywhere; from large festival stages to roaming around street parties, The band is famous for drawing and captivating audiences in a huge variety of settings.

The band offer a variety of line-ups depending on whether you're after an evening show or roaming:

  • 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)

The DBs stage shows can feature guest singers, rappers or hype-man to further engage the audience. Many members of the brass band are virtuosos on their instruments and are featured with astonishing solos that blow the minds of audiences.

The DBs can also perform as roaming musicians around street parties and private parties. A unique selling point of this band is their ability to successfully lure crowds from one place to another in the pied piper style.

The DBs keep a clean and tidy appearance with trademark white shirts and burgundy braces, bridges the gap between aesthetic, chic and cool. Festival heavyweights Continental Drifts crowned the band winners of their 2019 Brass Battle competition at London Remixed Festival.

Stand out shows and clients of the brass covers band include, Festivals: Glastonbury, Wilderness, Bestival, Boardmasters, Citidel, All Points East, Cheltenham Jazz, Bath Fringe, Village Underground and more. London venue residences: Wembley Stadium house band, Hootenanny, Blues Kitchen, The Jago. Corporate clients include RAF, Jack Daniels, Fullers, Soundcrash, Deliveroo, Continental Drifts and Gorilla Events.

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

Promo Video

Sweet Like Chocolate

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.

“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

“Massively impressed with the energy and musical talent these guys have! Brass sections make a band for me so this was such a treat”

Mair Henson, Blues Kitchen, September 2019

“You were immense yesterday. People were honestly obsessed with you guys! Thank you so much!”

Michael & Gemma, Wedding, August 2019

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