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Big Smoke Brass - UK

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About Big Smoke Brass - UK

Brass band
London
Public liability insurance of £5 million
Popular and Classical music performed by an energetic and classy brass ensemble.

An exciting, young brass ensemble based in London, Big Smoke Brass UK perform across a range of genres, including high-energy covers of pop songs and original arrangements of classical repertoire. The group's versatility makes them a great addition to any event such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, parties, black tie events and more. Trumpets: Adam Hebditch, Jonny Munn Flugelhorns: Gabriel Askew, Peter Lewis Tuba/Sousaphone: Joe Tucker Drum Kit: Tom Plumridge

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Pop, Covers, Pop rock, Acoustic, Fanfare
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Types:
Brass band, Party band, Brass quintet, Brass ensemble, Marching band
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private 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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Song list

Africa - Toto
American Boy - Estelle
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Every Time We Touch - Cascada
Feel it Still - Portugal. The Man
Freed From Desire - Gala
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey Ya - Outkast
Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Our House - Madness
P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
Reach - S Club 7
Relight My Fire - Take That
Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
Shotgun - George Ezra
Sound of the Underground - Girls Aloud
Stevie Wonder Medley
This Love - Maroon 5
Touch - Little Mix
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our pop music line-up is as follows: 4 trumpets, sousaphone, drums. Our classical music line-up is as follows: 2 trumpets, 2 flugelhorns, tuba, percussion. There is greater flexibility with the instrumentation of the classical music but we do not offer any other combinations for the pop music.

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

We always try 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?

If we are performing with our amplifier then we are happy to play either your playlist or one of own through in between sets. Please note however that it is not a substantial PA system and so is unlikely to replace the role of a professional DJ with more suitable equipment.

How much time do you need to set up?

Typically we do not need much more that 30 minutes to set up and be ready to perform. If we are using either our PA system or one provided by the venue we can sound check within this 30 minutes. These timings can of course vary depending on circumstances.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we are happy to roam around and interact with our audiences.

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

Our 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.

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

Our PA system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. We cannot take song requests on the day of the event.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2250

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James F, 8 months ago

Big Smoke Brass were absolutely fantastic to deal with throughout the entire process and were happy to listen to our ideas and requests leading up to the event. They are a great bunch of guys who really added to the atmosphere of our Christmas party. I would highly recommend them for any event you're planning! Great fun, thanks guys!

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Sam J, 1 year ago

A fun band, who are very easy to deal with and will definitely be using them again in the future!

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Nadine A, 1 year ago

Great band! Really transformed our festival into a merry event. Big Smoke got people dancing, and played a nice mix of Christmas songs and covers of Pop songs. We would book them again.

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Will M, 1 month ago

The Big Smoke Brass guys certainly know how to put on a show! Familiar and well-loved pop songs played in a way you definitely won’t have heard before. Thoroughly entertaining and never lacking in energy, enthusiasm and swagger. They clearly love playing their instruments and it shows. Dispense with the boring DJ or the covers band you’re thinking of and get them instead.

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Sybilla H, 2 months ago

Thank you Big Smoke Brass for making our wedding so special. We wanted to find a band who did something a bit different, and who could play to a wedding crowd without being too ‘cheesy’. I’m so glad they were able to make our wedding in Wales; they were incredible. From the start, they were flexible about what songs we wanted them to play and were quick to respond - all while being amazing musicians who I’d love to see play all over again. They really judged the mood of the evening and both of their sets were brilliant. Everyone left the evening wanting to know who the band were, how we found them...or wanted to pick up a tuba and start learning. Thank you, thank you!

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