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About Babel Brass Band

London's most energetic Brass Band, available to play on very short notice. High energy brass band playing pop covers, funk, and jazz!!!!
Brass band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

Babel Brass Band formed in 2022, and have quickly started playing to sell-out crowds around London and the UK thanks to their original arrangements and infectious energy. Trumpets and trombones combine with saxophone, tuba/sousaphone and drums to perform a wide range of styles encompassing traditional New Orleans, contemporary pop and funk covers, DnB/Jungle dancefloor fillers and smooth grooves with beautiful harmonies. With members pulled from various London music scenes - big band players, brass bands, orchestra performers and session musicians - united by a love of contemporary New Orleans brass bands, the musicians in Babel Brass Band have been playing professionally for years, performing at prestigious London venues including the O2 Arena, Jazz Cafe in Camden and Eventim Apollo as well as celebrated UK Festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Boomtown Fair and international tours to sell-out crowds in Paris, Milan, Madrid and more. Together, Babel Brass Band are fully professional players who know how to entertain a crowd! Babel Brass Band repertoire is adjustable for any occasion - weddings, street parties, headline slots and marching band - while their original arrangements, gorgeous harmonies and stunning solos are already entertaining crowds wherever they play!

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Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz fusion, Originals, Modern jazz, Noise music, Hip Hop, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Virtual event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Song list

8-piece band brass band:
Havana
Let's Get it Started
Bad Guy
Killing in the Name of
Crazy in Love
Empire State of Mind
Uptown Funk
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams extended
Let's Get it Started
Paradox
Thrift Shop
The Final Countdown
Suburbia
Monster
Bangarang
Rehab
Radioactive
Old Town Road
Ocean
no Roots
My House
Monkey
HawaiiFive0
Happy
Feel it still
Daft Punk
Creep
Believer
Sankofa
You and Me
Brooklyn
VIP
Purple Whip
Blue Monday
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
When The Saints Go Marching In
7-piece brass band:
Havana
Let's Get it Started
Bad Guy
Killing in the Name of
Crazy in Love
Empire State of Mind
Uptown Funk
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams extended
Let's Get it Started
Paradox
Thrift Shop
The Final Countdown
Suburbia
Monster
Bangarang
Rehab
Radioactive
Old Town Road
Ocean
no Roots
My House
Monkey
HawaiiFive0
Happy
Feel it still
Daft Punk
Creep
Believer
Sankofa
You and Me
Brooklyn
VIP
Purple Whip
Blue Monday
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
When The Saints Go Marching In
6-piece brass band:
Havana
Let's Get it Started
Crazy in Love
Bad Guy
Killing in the Name of
Empire State of Mind
Uptown Funk
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams extended
Let's Get it Started
Paradox
Thrift Shop
The Final Countdown
Suburbia
Monster
Bangarang
Rehab
Radioactive
Old Town Road
Ocean
no Roots
My House
Monkey
HawaiiFive0
Happy
Feel it still
Daft Punk
Creep
Believer
Sankofa
You and Me
Brooklyn
VIP
Purple Whip
Blue Monday
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
When The Saints Go Marching In
5-piece brass band:
Havana
Let's Get it Started
Crazy in Love
Empire State of Mind
Uptown Funk
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams extended
Let's Get it Started
Paradox
Thrift Shop
The Final Countdown
Suburbia
Monster
Bangarang
Rehab
Radioactive
Old Town Road
Ocean
no Roots
My House
Monkey
HawaiiFive0
Happy
Feel it still
Daft Punk
Creep
Believer
Sankofa
You and Me
Brooklyn
VIP
Purple Whip
Blue Monday
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
When The Saints Go Marching In
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy, repertoire, positivity and quality of performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Pubs across London and private venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Youngblood Brass Band, Funky Chops, Gallowstreet, Meute and many others.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Most of our musicians regularly perform at the most important festivals and venues across UK and internationally

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard brass band line up is 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, sax, sousaphones, drums. We can always add a vocalist, guitar, keys if needed.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Babel Brass Band always tries our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request for Brass Bands and we actually offer this service.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our usual brass band set up is about 0.5-1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - wour brass band either performs acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes - Our brass band set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. We can incorporate other brass bands classic hits.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

No, PA nor lighting is not included in our brass band quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We have arrangers in our brass band so Yes, as long as the request is provided enough in advance we will always aim at doing arrangements.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£1000
Packages
Wedding ceremony7 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1400
Drinks reception7 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£1400
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner7 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1600
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Tony
2 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 63-65 Broadway Market
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5 out of 5

This collective of highly talented young men hit the stage for their first set and knocked the eager crowd for six with a magnificent sassy and funky take on the Eurythmics classic 'Sweet Dreams'. With jazz chops to the fore, and a danceable backbone care of a very tasty rhythm section, BBB can turn any tune into a party hearty monster. You'll think it was always meant to be performed this way. Take their wonderful take on the Tiny Tempah classic 'Pass Out'...BBB find all the funky corners and fill them with a joyous, soulful groove that is a non stop Boogie Down experience. They commanded two fabulous sets tonight but still left the audience wanting more. Highly recommended.

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Anthony
2 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in 94 Parkway
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5 out of 5

Babel Brass Band came to the Dublin Castle, Town and owned the room. Their big bold brass explosion of sound captivated the audience and had people up and dancing from the get go, even though they were performing an early evening support slot. In fact, no names, no pack drill, they blew the headliners off stage! The BBB format is a bunch of brilliant players getting their hands (and mouthes!) on contemporary pop and urban bangers and deftly turning them into irresistible, sassy soul jazz jams. Take their version of the massive Skrillex tune 'Bangarang' ...in the BBB version the stricture of the original dubstep electro template is stretched and shaken until it's almost hidden melody and funky groove is revealed. Net result- Dancing, broad grins and happy punters. A great night out.

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