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Backstage Brass

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Brassy, Funky Pop For Any Occasion - Backstage Brass are guaranteed to bring a party atmosphere to any event!
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Looking for a Brass Band to liven up an event? Well look no further than Backstage Brass. With funky, beat-driven arrangements of classic and modern pop tunes form the 1960's onwards, Backstage Brass are guaranteed to bring a party atmosphere to any event! Backstage Brass is a six-piece Brass Band (2 x Trumpets, 2 x Trombones, Tuba/Sousaphone and Drum-Kit), performing a huge range of repertoire in a variety of styles to suit almost any event; from weddings to festivals, private parties to corporate functions...even bandstand gigs and traditional concert recitals. Backstage Brass is inspired by the British Brass Band tradition and the New Orleans Brass Band style, resulting in the perfect mix of entertainment and quality music making. We are an acoustic act, in most cases, meaning we are fully mobile and able to adapt to most situations. We can also provide a PA for larger functions and other indoor performances, where appropriate. We provide a DJ upon request and all the relevant equipment required, offering the full entertainment package under one banner. Enquire now to find out more...

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Backstage Brass' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Rebekah C
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sam and the whole band were phenomenal. They completely made our night. The communication throughout was fantastic. They send over song lists and we're super clear

Josh W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing! They got all guests young and old up and dancing their hearts out. The DJ provided was very accommodating and friendly with prior to coming on stage double checking any preferences with bride/groom for songs. We couldn’t have asked any more for our wedding and would 1000% recommend to anyone for future events! We were quite slow at sending them paperwork and they were all very relaxed about it. Can’t thank them enough, an amazing team!

Reply from Backstage Brass
1 year ago

Hi Josh. Thank you so much for having us, it was a great night and we're glad you and your guests enjoyed it!

Ciaran T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Huge thank you to the guys for the amazing set for our wedding, they really helped make our night that extra bit special. My 2 year old son got a running high 5 from all of you too which got a great cheer and put a huge smile on his face. Thank you. It's the small bits too 😉. I kept it as a surprise as to the details of the band so no one knew what to expect and everyone has said they loved it. Really made a special addition to our special day. Great sound, great playlist and great fun. 5 star, would definitely recommend.

Reply from Backstage Brass
2 years ago

Thanks Ciaran. We had a great night; we're glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

ELaine B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic a superb band, couldn't have done better. |Brilliant :)

Reply from Backstage Brass
2 years ago

Thanks for inviting us Elaine, we had a great time!

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From other customers:

Jack A
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Budby Road
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5 out of 5

Backstage Brass played at our wedding in August and were a welcome addition to the drinks reception. They became the talk of the afternoon, so much so that two of my friends and wedding guests enquired about their wedding on the day!

Emily H
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Sheffield
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5 out of 5

We wanted a brass band for our joint birthday celebrations and were fortunate to secure Backstage Brass. They did an excellent job and I was particularly impressed by the way they accommodated our music requests.

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Backstage Brass' Song list

Africa - Toto
All Star - Smash Mouth
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
At Last - Etta James
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Despacito - Luis Fonsi, ft. Daddy Yankee
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't You Want Me - The Human League
Fascination - Alphabeat
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camila Cabello
Help! - The Beatles
High Hopes - Panic! At The Disco
Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
I Got You (I Feel Good)
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
Jump - Van Halen
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Message In A Bottle - The Police
Mr Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Ruby - The Kaiser Chiefs
Sandstorm - Darude
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shotgun - George Ezra
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
Take On Me - A-ha
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
The Pretender - Foo Fighters
This Love - Maroon 5
Toxic - Britney Spears
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up - Avicii
What’s My Age Again? - Blink 182
You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
99 Red Balloons - Nena
...and many more!

Backstage Brass' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1199
Up to 2 hours£1399
Up to 3 hours£1599
Wedding ceremony6 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We really enjoy the energy Backstage Brass create on stage. We love to play alongside each other and pride ourselves in maintaining a performance standard unrivalled by our peers.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at a number of prestigious wedding and events venues across the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are most influenced by similar New-Orleans style brass groups, such as Lucky Chops and Hot 8 Brass Band.

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

Our most high profile gig, to date, was a private event for a celebrity, at their home!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: 2 x Trumpets, 2 x Trombones, Tuba/Sousaphone and Drums/Percussion.

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

We always do our best to be flexible with clients to ensure the smooth running of events. Please keep us updated with expected timings where possible.

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

We provide a DJ service between sets for an extra £200 - £250, depending upon equipment required.

How much time do you need to set up?

We are usually set up and ready to play within 30 minutes (acoustic) or 45 minutes (amplified).

Can you roam around while you perform?

We are generally stationary as we perform, however we do move around from a staged position and also offer a selection of roaming tunes to open/close the event if necessary.

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

Our setlists are crafted from our experience of previous events, however, we always try to make the setlist as personalised as possible. We perform music from many genres/decades and therefore like to have the input of our clients as to what they would like to hear.

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

Everything is included in our quotes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn requests, providing we are given adequate time to prepare arrangements.
Military, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Soul, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Punk rock, Glam rock, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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