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Modern brass and drums bands belting out pop classics for dancing as well as classic brass quintets, fanfare trios and Bavarian oompah bands for hire.


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The DBs

  • London
  • 5
  • (45)

From pop favourites and feel-good funk to afrobeats and updated jazz classics, The DBs turn the traditional brass band format on its head and drag it kicking and screaming into the 21st century!

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Brass AF

  • Manchester
  • 5
  • (15)

Brass AF's huge sound - a melting pot of drum beats, pumping bass lines and roaring horn parts - will get even your shyest guests onto the dancefloor!

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Mojo Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (24)

Mojo Brass are a funky, punchy brass powerhouse made up of the UK's best up-and-coming horn players and drummers. Their track list blends rarer grooves with mainstream crowd-pleasers.

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The Brasstones

  • Leicestershire
  • 5-7
  • (35)

Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, The Brasstones are a 5-7 piece outfit featuring a mighty sousaphone, horns and percussion! One of the horn players doubles on vocals and frontman duties if required - recommended for evening parties.

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The Lederpop Brass Band

  • London
  • 5
  • (32)

Offering the most authentic - and raucous - Oompah experience around! Whether its Oktoberfest, beer exhibitions or recreating the energy of apres ski, this is Lederhosen-fuelled fun and games at its finest! Available acoustic, roaming or with PA system.

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Big Easy Brass Band

  • London
  • 4-9
  • (51)

Young and animated brass band who never fail to get the party jumping with their funky take on the traditional brass format. The band can roam amongst guests or perform in one place. Male or female vocalists optional.

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Steamin Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-6
  • (43)

A brass band like nothing you've ever experienced before. Trumpets, sousaphone, group vocals and stilt-walking percussionists combine to belt out classic pop tunes from the last 50 years and create an audio-visual spectacle!

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Street Beat Band

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (24)

Outstanding brass band who can adapt to a range of scenarios, whether playing pop songs with vocals for dancing at weddings, oompah in lederhosen at Oktoberfest or as a mobile marching band for promotions and processions.

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The Edelweiss All-Stars

  • London
  • 4-5
  • (12)

Slap those thighs, pour a stein and get your best moves ready for the dancefloor, this energetic, traditional oompah band are ready to deliver a night you won't forget!

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The Charles Street Horns

  • Nottingham
  • 4
  • (19)

A dynamic brass band that perform funk and pop covers in a New Orleans street style. Their diverse repertoire covers everything from Amy Winehouse to Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams.

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The Ministry Of Horns

  • York
  • 7-9
  • (24)

World-class brass and drums party band who are regulars at Glastonbury and have performed for Jamie Oliver and Liam Gallagher.

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Brooklyn Brass

  • Manchester
  • 7
  • (11)

With a broad repertoire spanning brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits, expect the likes of Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and The Jackson 5 all recreated in a bold brass sound!

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The Inglorious Brassterds

  • London
  • 5-8
  • (39)

Incredible new brass band bringing the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive to your party, with a few pop covers thrown in. Also available with vocalist.

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The Prosit Oompah Band

  • London
  • 4-8
  • (21)

Mixing oompah versions of your pop favourites with traditional Bavarian music, this German-themed band promise heaps of fun and a lot of Lederhosen!

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The Brass Project

  • Sheffield
  • 5-10
  • (6)

Brass ensemble performing a huge range of material – Bach to the Beatles, Handel to Hendrix, Beethoven to Bacharach. Various line-ups available.

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The Oompah Trio

  • Portsmouth
  • 3-5
  • (10)

Riotously good fun oompah music and games for an Oktoberfest style party. Complete with costumes and traditional music plus classic pop songs, this is guaranteed fun for everyone! Various line-ups available.

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The Brass Animals

  • Birmingham
  • 8
  • (37)

Knock-out New Orleans style brass party band with drums for Mardi Gras parades, festivals, funerals, surprise entries and dancing! Larger line-ups available.

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Brass Funkees

  • Leeds
  • 6
  • (13)

Combining New Orleans horns, traditional British Brass and some original arrangements of modern favourites, the Brass Funkee are the easiest way to create a party atmosphere with immediate effect!

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Drum n Brass

  • Manchester
  • 5-10
  • (56)

Performing hi-octane brass arrangements of floor-fillers by Pharrell, Daft Punk, Queen, Beyonce and more, Drum 'n' Brass are a fresh alternative to traditional cover bands. Male vocals optional.

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Bloco Brass

  • London
  • 4-6
  • (26)

Exciting new brass and drums band playing danceable pop songs as well as some Latin music. With Brazilian musicians in their ranks, the band will bring the spirit of Rio and Carnival to your event!

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Brass band booking guide

Why book a brass band?

There’s nothing quite like a brass band to create a real sense of occasion, and we’ve a brass band for almost every event – whether you’re hosting a German-themed night or want a brass fanfare as you walk down the aisle.

Brass bands don’t require amplification, so they’re also the ideal choice for venues with noise regulations or outdoor events where there’s no power.

What types of brass band do you offer?

Modern fusion brass bands
If you’re after an alternative to a standard function band, a modern brass fusion band is an increasingly popular evening entertainment choice.

These combine brass and drums (in the style of Hot Brass 8) to fill your dancefloor. Generally they play brass versions of pop covers by artists such as Michael Jackson, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Brass oompah bands
If you’re planning to get a little raucous for Oktoberfest or Bierkeller nights, our lederhosen-clad Bavarian oompah bands are a fun and interactive entertainment option. These usually feature a trumpet, trombone, tuba and clarinets.

Classical brass ensembles
For wedding ceremonies, a brass band or classical brass quintet is a refreshing alternative to string quartets or harpists during the procession, exit or signing of the register.

We're booking a brass wedding band - can they learn our first dance?

Check out the band’s profile to see if the song is already already included in their repertoire. If it's not, just ask. Most wedding brass bands will be happy to learn and perform your first dance request, provided they can get hold of a brass arrangement.

If they can’t perform the song live, they could just play it through their PA system instead, using Spotify or an mp3 player.

Do we need to provide anything for the band?

Power: Unless you've booked a vocalist to front your brass band, the band will play completely acoustically. These means you usually won't need to provide provide access to a power supply. However, if you're expecting more than 150 guests, let us know, as the band may need to mic up their instruments.

Space: As a guide, it’s best to allow space of 4m wide x 3m deep for a 4-piece brass band. Add an additional square metre for each extra band member.

Food & drink: Please make sure your band have the food and refreshments that they need on the night. Bands performing in the evening will require a hot meal to keep their energy up. This will be detailed in your booking contract.

How long will the band need to set up?

Brass bands ask for a 60-90 minute window from 5pm or 6pm at the earliest in order to set up and soundcheck their equipment.

It’s ideal if your venue is free of guests at this point, although some bands are happy to do a noiseless ‘line check’ to test instruments and equipment instead of a full, front-of-house soundcheck, if you need them to keep the volume down.

How long will the band play for on the night?

Typically, our modern brass fusion bands are booked for after-dinner dancing. They would usually perform 2 x 60 minute sets from 9.30pm through to midnight, with a half hour interval.

For performances later than midnight (whether band or DJ service), a late fee usually applies.

How can we save money on our brass band?

Before you book more musicians for afternoon background music, check whether members of your brass band can provide this – it'll save you additional costs, such as travel.

If you haven't yet set your event date, consider booking a midweek or winter party to take advantage of the most competitive rates.

Always consider hiring a brass band from your local area, to save on travel and accommodation costs. We have brass bands based in most major towns and cities across the UK.

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