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Brass Beats Collective

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About Brass Beats Collective

'Audibly and visually thrilling... the perfect festivals band!' 'Brass Beats Collective brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music'
Balkan brass band
Bury Saint Edmunds
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Audibly and visually thrilling... The perfect festival band!' – Musicians Union. 'The Brass Beats Collective brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music, including surprising covers, and a heady mix of originals' - Blastarama The Brass Beats Collective is made up of trumpets, trombones, sousaphone and drums. We work with guest MC's and singers. We play dance music, including drum and bass, hip-hop, reggae, dubstep, Mariachi, Balkan and more. Most of our music is original, (composed by Joel Cooper), however we do play some choice covers, including tracks by MC Hammer, Nero, Bob Marley, Mosca, Madness, Gorillaz and Daft Punk. The Brass Beats Collective is based in Ipswich but travels far and wide, even internationally on occasion. The band was formed in 2009 following a busking tour of Europe (10 capital cities in 30 days!). Since then we have performed at countless club venues, parties, and festivals around the UK, including Parklife Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, (4 years in a row), playing at the E4 venue with the ‘Tom Tom Crew’, and on Stephen. K. Amos's live stand-up comedy show, (with dancing monkeys!). In 2010 we brought out our first, self-titled album, (Hot Botz Brass Band - former name). In July 2013, (as a 6-piece band with guest MC), we released the single, 'Tremor', which we premiered at the Beat-herder Festival. We released another single, ‘Free yourself’, (featuring the amazing voice of Kathryn Pemberton), in June 2015. Our new single, Right Through You, was released on New Years Day, 2021, and we hope to release a new album in Spring 2023. Brass Beats Collective were shortlisted for BBC Radio 1’s live lounge competition 2021, and have had tracks broadcast on many radio stations.

Brass Beats Collective's Reviews

From customers:

Musician's U
10 years ago

Audibly and visually thrilling! The perfect festival band!

Blasterama F
8 years ago

The Hot Botz brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music, including surprising covers, and a heady mix of originals. They were truly awesome!

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Brass Beats Collective's Song list

70% of our music is original (very high energy and accessible).
Special requests can be catered for, (ask for more details).
Here are some of our covers...
Rag 'n' Bone Man/ Calvin Harris - Giant
DJ Sammy - Heaven
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Daft Punk – Digital Love and Robot Rock
Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
Nero – Me & You
Mosca – Bax
Matrix and Futurebound – All I Know
MC Hammer - Can’t Touch This
Star Wars – Cantina band medley
The Stranglers - Peaches
Pulp Fiction – 'Miserlou', (main theme)
Wade in the water – Negro Spiritual remix
Tetris – main theme
Sam and the Whomp - Bom Bom Bom
La Brass Banda - Marienkafer
Faithless - We Come One / Insomnia
Ghostbusters – drum and bass remix
Walk This Land – EZ Rollers
Thriller – Michael Jackson

Brass Beats Collective's Prices

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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have a unique sound and are a very happy positive band that love to entertain!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

countless venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Young Blood Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band

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

As a band, the Edinburgh Festival 4 years in a row, (E4 Udderbelly stage)

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our original line-up is a 4-piece - trumpet, trombone, sousaphone and drums We also offer a 5-piece and 6-piece, (more fire power!), and can add a singer or rapper if your event requires it.

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

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?

We're happy to liaise with event staff to make sure music is played on the house system in between our sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

If it's an acoustic event, we only need around 30 mins to set up. If it's a larger event, we'll need around an hour to set up and sound check.

Can you roam around while you perform?

If you want us playing acoustically, we can roam, but will need prior notice.

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. If you have a special request that isn't on our covers list, we can arrange this for a small fee.

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

No. The quotes are for an acoustic performance only. We are happy to use a PA system but this must be provided by the venue/ client, or negotiated with us beforehand, (we can hire one).

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a special request that isn't on our covers list, we can arrange this for a small fee, (charged for the writing of the arrangement and rehearsal time).
Gypsy jazz, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, Jungle, Originals, Covers, Acoustic, Experimental, Marching, Bavarian oompah, Balkan, Reggae, Ska
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