Dave Collins

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About Dave

Highly experienced, versatile 🎺, 100’s of gigs across UK-Classical,Jazz,Reggae,Soul,Ska, Funk.. Played with several ‘name’ bands.
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A performing trumpet player for 30 years, I've been fortunate in having a wide experience in music, from brass ensembles, orchestras, Big Bands to soul, jazz, reggae, ska & New Orleans funk, performing with The King Brasstards, The [beautiful] South, The Specials, Prince Buster, Crazy P , Mavenalli Project, Skaboom, Kingsize, Stax of Soul, Music styles for any event, club style, classical, jazz, pop etc. Fully self contained and with public liability.

Dave's Reviews

From customers:

Jeremy (
5 years ago

"absolutely wonderful, really made the ceremony that bit more special!"

4 years ago

"just listen to that sound! What a tone!"

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7th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years

Dave's Song list

Too many to list! Soul, reggae, ska, jazz, swing, classical.....
* Alyo - Hypnotic Brass Band
* Basin Street Blues - Louis Armstrong
* Bingo Bango - Basement Jaxx
* Confucius - Don Drummond
* Do Watcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
* E Flat Blues - Hot 8 Brass Band
* Everybody wants to be a Cat - Disney
* Freedom Sounds - The Skatalites
* Get Lucky - Daft Punk
* Gonna Fly Now - Rocky Theme
* I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up - Rebirth Brass gBand
* It Ain’t My Fault - Gospel Trad
* King Of The Swingers - Louis Prima
* Mambo Italiano - Dean Martin
* Message to you Rudy - Specials
* La bamba 
* Mardi Gras - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
* Pig Bag
* Samba De Janeiro
* Seven nation army
* Sexual healing
* Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
* Steamin’ Blues - Hot 8 Brass Band
* Tequila
* When The Saints - Louis Armstrong
* When You’re Smiling - Louis Prima
* You Send Me - Sam Cooke

Dave's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£350


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Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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