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About The Brass Rats

The party band Brass Rats sets the tone with hits from Bon Jovi to David Guetta. Elevate your event with exceptional musical vibes!
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Edinburgh
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Introducing The Brass Rats – a dynamic party band available to elevate your weddings, parties, and various events. Consisting of 6 versatile musicians based in Scotland, our vibrant ensemble emerged at the end of lockdown in 2021, bringing a fresh and energetic vibe to the music scene. Since our formation, we have given performances ranging from intimate gatherings to large-scale events, captivating audiences of all sizes. With a diverse repertoire spanning classic and contemporary pop songs, to traditional Bavarian Oompah music, we pride ourselves on versatility. If there's a specific pop song you desire, simply let us know in advance, and we'll craft a unique arrangement tailored to your event. Our band members, recent graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in music performance, bring a wealth of skill and expertise to every performance Beyond The Brass Rats, each member actively engages in regular performances, with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Dressed in funky attire, we bring a dash of flair to every gig, creating a visually appealing and engaging atmosphere. Taking requests from the audience is not just a part of our service – it's a thrill we eagerly embrace, adding an element of spontaneity to your event. We are passionate about crafting a fun and exciting environment, making your celebration an unforgettable experience. Choose The Brass Rats, with us it's not just about playing music; it's about creating memories that resonate long after the final note.

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Phil L
6 months ago
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Brilliant! Great bunch of lads, got into the spirit of the event and played a great selection of tunes. Customers and staff were all super impressed with them! Will def use again 😊

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Andrea H
16 days ago, for a Wedding in 17 Bain St
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I cannot thank the Brass Rats enough. For the past year leading up to my wedding, I have been conspiring against my now husband to surprise him during the reception. They pulled it off flawlessly and it's definitely a day to remember! They are very talented and know how to get people moving! Special thanks to James who is the friendliest and most patient coconspirator a bride could hope for!

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Rachel C
1 year ago, for a Wedding in 1 Princes St
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The Brass Rats were excellent! Really lovely people and were so easy to work with on a really crazy day. The set lists they played were fab and got everyone off their feet dancing! They were very easy to contact and sort details with before the day which removed a load of stress! I would really recommend these guys to anyone wanting a great party band vibe at their wedding!

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The Brass Rats' Song list

----AN EXAMPLE SETLIST MIGHT INCLUDE----
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Avicii Medley - Avicci
Toxic - Britney Spears
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Drops of Jupiter - Train
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
---BREAK---
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
----FULL LIST OF SONGS----
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Africa - TOTO
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Drops of Jupiter - Train
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
YMCA - Village People
At Last - Aretha Franklin
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Twist & Shout - The Beatles
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Avicii Medley - Avicci
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Separate Ways - Journey
I Feel Good - James Brown
Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Thriller - Michael Jackson
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Ra Ra Rasputin - Boney M
Lets get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez
Timber - Pitbull
Fireball - Pitbull
Give me Everything - Pitbull
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Toxic - Britney Spears
Knights of Cydonia - Muse
David Guetta Medley
Daft Punk Medley
Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
Five Colours In Her Hair - McFly
Take That Medley
Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM - Vengaboys
Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
Shut up and Dance with me - Walk the Moon
Heaven - DJ Sammy
24k Magic - Bruno Mars
Free From Desire - G. Rizzatto
Better off alone - Alice Deejay
Angels - Robbie Williams
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Don't you want me baby - The Human League
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish
Despacito - Louis Fonsi
Wake me up - George Michael
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Mr Brightside - The Killers
9-5 - Dolly Parton
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Message to you rudy - The Specials
Don't stop believin - Journey
I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
take me out - Franz Ferdinand
Don't wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
Can't take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Love on top - Beyonce
Don't look back in anger - Oasis
Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
Immigrant song - Led Zeppelin
----MORE SONGS ALWAYS BEING ADDED AND ARRANGED AND WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SPECIALLY ARRANGE A SONG/SONGS OF YOUR CHOICE----

The Brass Rats' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1625
Packages
Wedding ceremony6 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£1000
Drinks reception6 musicians
Two performances of up to 30 mins each during your drinks reception with a 15 minute break in the middle with background music during.
£1250
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner6 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 30 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 30 min performances as dinner is being served.
£1500

Add-ons

DJ set
+£62.50
Singer
+£200
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We aim to provide a performance and set list that is full of energy and enthusiasm. We provide a wide range of songs.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Balmoral Hotel Helensburgh Lomond Civic Centre St Matthew’s church hall Rosewell

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie wonder Queen Bon Jovi McFly ……… you name it we have listened to it!

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

We played a wedding at the Balmoral hotel and Samual L Jackson briefly came in for a dance.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have a band that is up to 6 musicians plus a singer upon request.

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?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer a DJ service while the band have a short break between sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would usually need about 15-20 minutes setup time before a performance. This is usually for the Kit to be setup.

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?

With your booking we will provide, a speaker system for music (unless venue has one built in) and a set of Rode Wireless Pro Microphones which can be used for recording the audio for your wedding and amplifying speeches. All Equipment for the band is provided as part of the booking. We usually require a setup time of 20 minutes before the event.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! We are more than happy to accommodate new song requests and are happy to learn a special song request for your event!
Musicianship
Genres:
Covers, Christmas, Electronic, Ibiza club, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Pop, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Acoustic, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, German music, Bavarian oompah
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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, Virtual event
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