Big Smoke Brass - UK
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About Big Smoke Brass - UK
London based 6 piece brass and percussion group with infectious energy performing original covers of all your favourite pop songs.
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Public liability insurance of £5 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
Pop, Covers, Pop rock, Acoustic, Bavarian oompah, German music, Marching
1. Africa – Toto
2. All About You – McFly
3. American Boy – Estelle
4. Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
5. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
6. Brooklyn – Youngblood Brass Band
7. Cry Me A River – Justin Timberlake
8. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
9. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
10. Every Time We Touch – Cascada
11. Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
12. Freed From Desire – GALA
13. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
14. Hey Jude – The Beatles
15. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
16. Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
17. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
18. Maneater – Hall and Oates
19. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
20. Our House - Madness
21. P.Y.T. – Michael Jackson
22. Relight My Fire – Take That
23. Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
24. Shotgun – George Ezra
25. Shut Up And Dance With Me/You Can Call Me Al – Walk The Moon/Paul Simon
26. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
27. Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
28. Sound Of The Underground – Girls Aloud
29. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
30. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics
31. This Love – Maroon 5
32. Thriller – Michael Jackson
33. Touch – Little Mix
34. Treasure – Bruno Mars
35. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
36. Valerie – Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Energy! Big Smoke Brass - UK pride ourselves on the positive energy that we can add to any event whether it be a wedding, birthday party, sporting event, club night or anything else. Our high impact visuals combined with infectious covers of classic pop songs guarantee a party atmosphere.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Individually our members have performed at renowned venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, Birmingham Symphony Hall to name just a few. Big Smoke Brass - UK have performed at many exciting venues such as St John's Smith Square, ArcelorMittal Orbit, BBC Broadcasting House, Ashridge House and a large number of wedding venues across the UK.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Big Smoke Brass - UK draw influences from a whole host of musical acts including Youngblood Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band and Lucky Chops to name a few.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We have performed live on BBC Radio 3, we have provided entertainment at celebrity launch events and made television appearances.
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 £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. We cannot take song requests on the day of the event.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£1215|
|Up to 2 hours||£1610|
|Up to 3 hours||£2395|
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