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Dennis the Trumpetman

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About Dennis the Trumpetman

Dennis the Trumpetman plays as a soloist in classical, pop and jazz styles as well as shows and cabaret.
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I began my professional career as a solo cornet and trumpet player in the Band of the Scots Guards in London in the 70s. As well as ceremonial performances in London and abroad, I also had the wonderful experiences of concert performances at major venues, including the Royal Albert Hal and Festival Hall both with concert bands and orchestras-notably Tchaikovsky Nights with the LSO and RPO. My interest in teaching led me to a post with the Inner London Education Authority as a Brass Peripatetic instructor. This also opened the door to more freelance opportunities as a brass player outside of the Guards bands. In the 80s I had the good fortune to play with the Resident orchestras at both Hammersmith Palais and The Lyceum in the Strand up until their change of status, which is when I formed my own ensembles and began working in theatres and cabaret. My first show was 'Mame' at Wimbledon Theatre (1979) followed by the tour of 'The Dancing Years' to Jersey (1982) and a residency at Leighton Buzzard. My main interest was in forming my own Function band to compliment freelancing playing with the Tommy Hawkins Showband, Ray McVay and touring shows. Recently, I was featured on Britain's Got Talent with my new act which is being promoted for Worldwide performances.

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Dennis the Trumpetman's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jane F
27 days ago
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5 out of 5

Dennis was part of a small band of musicians accompanying a choir for a concert. Really good to have him with us for what was a very successful concert!

Reply from Dennis the Trumpetman
27 days ago

Thank you, Jane. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the choir and orchestra on Saturday. You did a fantastic job organising such a successful event. Best wishes, Dennis

James D
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

What a lovely man! We had a great evening and were thoroughly entertained.

Fred R
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dennis was a great and professional Artist, thanks again Dennis.

Reply from Dennis the Trumpetman
8 months ago

Fred was a delight to work with. He was polite and extremely helpful. The manager of the venue was also excellent. Thank you,

From other customers:

Sue G
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Station Rd
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5 out of 5

Good Morning Dennis, Thank you for being so prompt and efficient in your setting up and for wonderful interaction with the guests at both the Tea Party at the village Hall and at my house. We had the most amazing time and I have had many complimentary comments:- “ Dennis was perfect “ “ music very good and well organised from start to finish” “ The entertainment was Zany and what was really special was we all sang the National Anthem at the end “ I hope our paths will cross again, it was a joy to be with you and your music. Regards Sue x

Siobhan M
2 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Watton Rd
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5 out of 5

"We found Dennis to be highly professional and experienced in performing at my dad's funeral he was wonderful and it was a fitting tribute to my dad as Dennis played the last post and rouse , would definitely recommend, "

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Dennis the Trumpetman's Song list

Jazz & Swing
1. Summertime. G Gershwin
2. I Got Rhythm G Gershwin
3. Midnight in Moscow. Soloviev & Matusovsky
4. L.O.V.E Nat King Cole
5. Glen Miller Medley Various
6. It Don't Mean a Thing... Duke Ellington
7. Take The 'A' Train Billy Strayhorn
8. My Funny Valentine Rogers & Hart
9. On the Street Where You Live Frederick Lowe
10. Sing, Sing, Sing Louis Prima
11. Sugar Stanley Turrentine
12. Autumn Leaves J. Kosma
13. At Last Harry Warren
14. Days of Wine & Roses
15. Stormy Weather Harold Arlen
16. They Can't Take That Away G Gershwin
17. Basin Street Blues Spencer Williams
18. Almost Like Being in Love. Lerner & Lowe
19. Cantaloupe Island Herbie Hancock
20. Caravan Ellington, Tizol & Mills
21. Charleston James P Johnston
22. Night in Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie
23. Perdido Tizol & Drake
24. Straight, No Chaser Theolonius Monk
25. Tenderly Gross & Lawrence
26. Lady is a Tramp Richard Rodgers
27. On the Sunny Side of the Street. Johnny Hodges
28. Don't Get Around Much Duke Ellington
29. Almost Like Being in Love. Lerner & Lowe
30. Moonlight Serenade Glen Miller
31. All Blues Miles Davis
32. Four Miles Davis
33. Blue Monk Theolonius Monk
34. Nature Boy Eden Ahbez
1. She Loves You Lennon & McCartney
2. Is There Anything That You Want? Lennon & McCartney
3. All My Loving Lennon & McCartney
4. Hard Days Night Lennon & McCartney
5. Get Back Lennon & McCartney
6. I Feel Fine Lennon & McCartney
7. Lady Madonna Lennon & McCartney
8. When I'm 64 Lennon & McCartney
9. Hey Jude Lennon & McCartney
10. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Lennon & McCartney
11. Here Comes The Sun Lennon & McCartney
12. Imagine John Lennon
13. RISE Herb Alpert
14. Spanish Flea. Herb Alpert
15. Tijuana Taxi Herb Alpert
16. All You Have to Do is Dream. Everley Brothers
17. Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
18. 500 Miles Proclaimers
19. Love Me Tender Elvis Presley
20. Are You Lonesome Tonight? Elvis Presley
21. Hound Dog Elvis Presley
22. Your Teddy Bear Elvis Presley
23. Blue Suede Shoes Elvis Presley
24. Ben Michael Jackson
25. Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley
26. Sunny Bobby Hebb
27. You Are The Sunshine of My Life. Stevie Wonder
28. J Just Called to Say I Love You. Stevie Wonder
SHOW TUNES (see also, Jazz & Swing)
1. Hello Dolly. Louis Armstrong
2. What A Wonderful World. Louis Armstrong
3. Il Silenzio Nini Rosso
4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Harold Arlen
5. Happy Talk Richard Rodgers
6. On The Street Where You Live Frederic Lowe
7. Try to Remember Harvey Shmidt
8. S'Wonderful G Gershwin
9. Somewhere Leonard Bernstein
10. Till Charles Danvers
11. My Way Paul Anka
12. There's a Small Hotel Richard Rodgers
16. My Funny Valentine Rogers & Hart
17. Bewitched Richard Rodgers
18. How High The Moon Morgan Lewis
19. Cheek to Cheek Lerner & Lowe
20. City of Stars Justin Hurwitz
21. My Way Frank Sinatra
22. Greensleeves Traditional
23. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom. Perez Prado
24. Strangers in the Night. Bert Kaempfert
25. Someone to Watch Over Me. George Gershwin
26. Pennies From Heaven Johnston & Burke
27. I Got Rhythm George Gershwin
28. Singing in the Rain Freed & Brown
29. Deer Hunter Theme Stanley Myers
30. Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber
31. The Shadow of Your Smile Johnny Mandel
1. Hornpipe from Water Music. G F Handel
2. Air from the Water Music G F Handel
3. Air in G J S Bach
4. Te Deum March J B Charpentier
5. Trumpet Concerto 2nd Movement. J Haydn
6. Finale from Trumpet Concerto J Hummel
7. The Carnival of Venice. J B Arban
8. Habañera G Bizet
9. Humoreske Dvorák
10. Variations on Carnival of Venice. H L Clarke
11. The Debutante H L Clarke
12. Largo G F Handel
13. Mon Coeur s'ouvre á te Voire Saint-Saens
14. The Magic Trumpet James Burke
15. Trumpeters Lullaby Leroy Anderson
16. Chanson de Matin Edward Elgar
17. Land of Hope and Glory. Edward Elgar
18. Colonel Bogey March. Kenneth Alford
19. The National Anthem John Bull
21. Ave Maria C Gounod
22. Salut d'Amour E Elgar
23. Bist Du Bei Mir J S Bach
24. Lascia Ch'io Pianga G F Handel
25. Sonata Prima G B Viviani
26. Air on a G String J S Bach
27. Nun Dunket Alle Gott JS Bach
28. March Heroique H Brewer
29. Prière à Notre Dame L Boëllmann
30. Pie Jesu G Faure
31. Air Battishall
32. Panis Angelicus César Franck
33. Flower Duet Léo Delibes
34. Largo from Xerxes G F Handel
35. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring J S Bach
36. Rondeau J-J Mouret
37. The Lost Chord Arthur Sullivan
1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G F Handel
2. The Wedding March. Felix Mendelssohn
3. Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
4. Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clark
5. Trumpet Tune J Stanley
6. Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) Richard Wagner
7. Ode to Joy L Beethoven
8. Wachet Auf J S Bach
9. Hornpipe from Water Music. G F Handel
10. Ave Maria Franz Schubert
11. Fanfare for a Special Occasion D. Frere-Smith
12. The National Anthem John Bull
1. We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn
2. Last Post & Reveille Traditional
3. Air in a G String J S Bach
4. Blue in Green Miles Davis
5. The Rose B Midler
6. Amazing Grace Traditional
7. Abide with Me H F Lyte

Dennis the Trumpetman's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is two trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba. We add drums for events that require more of an upbeat programme.

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?

As we are an acoustic group we can provide recorded background music if the venue has a PA system. Alternatively, I can bring a PA system for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

It usually takes us between 30 to 40 minutes to set up.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We can perform acoustically or with amplification.

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

I am happy to chat with you about the musical items that will be best suited to making your event a complete success.

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

We bring our own music stands and lighting which is included in the price.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a musical item isn't included in our list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special piece that you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
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