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Cawston Band

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About Cawston Band

One of Norfolk’s oldest most high-profile and top-rated traditional-style brass bands.
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Cawston Band is one of Norfolk’s oldest and high-profile traditional-style brass bands. The Cawston and District Silver Prize Band was formed in 1886 in the village of Cawston, 11 miles north of Norwich. Nowadays the band is the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s reigning ‘Champion Band’ and consists of over 25 musicians from the whole of the county. The band performs regularly at a number of venues throughout Norfolk and East Anglia, including Norwich Cathedral, Wymondham Abbey and Eaton Park.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Over 200 popular Christmas tunes and various festive medleys
(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
Angels - Robbie Williams
Abba Medley - Abba
Baggy Trousers - Madness
(The) Birdie Song - Black Lace
Blame it on the Boogie - Jackson 5
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Delilah - Tom Jones
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
(The) Final Countdown - Europe
(The) Floral Dance - Terry Wogan
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Jude - The Beatles
It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls/Geri Halliwell
Life on Mars - David Bowie
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles
One Moment In Time - Whitney Houston
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Sinatra Medley - Frank Sinatra
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
(The) Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Cher
Spanish Eyes - Engelbert Humperdinck
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
We Are The Champions - Queen
Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
YMCA - The Village People
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is 25 ish brass players + percussion and a conductor, but we can also offer smaller ensembles of around 5 or 10 for a more cosy or intimate setting.

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?

We have a band CD which you can play as background music should you wish.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually like to arrive an hour before our first set and aim to be set up within 30 minutes, but we can be flexible if needed.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Most of our engagements are fully seated, however we are (with notice) sometimes able to change this, just let us know what you have in mind.

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

We have a vast music library built up over 100+ years of the band's life with thousands of pieces and we're sure we have something suitable for every occasion. We're more than happy to share some of our (and our clients) favourites with you to find the perfect set list for your event.

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

Unfortunately we don't have an in-house PA or lighting set up, but all of the equipment we need to perform with (except chairs) is included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

The short answer is "usually, yes"! However we'd need plenty of notice to allow time to source and rehearse the music. There would be an additional fee for each special request, which would depend on if the music is already published for brass bands or whether we'd have to do it ourselves. Just let us know what you have in mind and we'll see what we can do.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients and audiences love our versatility, musicality and entertainment value.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Norwich Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall, The Forum, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich Citadel, Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre, Potters Resort, Norwich parks, Cawston Church, Thetford Carnegie Rooms, Norwich Central Baptist Church, Aylsham Jubilee Family Centre, Norwich Octagon Chapel, Norwich Holiday Inn

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Cory Band

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

EDP Festival of Carols


From customers:

Rebecca, 3 years ago

Thank you so much to everyone at Cawston Band for making our wedding so special. All of guests said how lovely it was to hear real music and have a dance – it was such a great day and we were delighted that you were able to join us.

Morley F, 5 years ago

Wow – what a night! Everyone really enjoyed themselves – I had no idea a brass band could play so much modern music! We all had a good boogie and it made the evening so much fun. We will definitely book you again for our beer festival next year.