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Dennis the Trumpetman

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About Dennis the Trumpetman

Dennis the Trumpetman plays for everyone in all styles and in all places.
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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, Andy Ross and Chico Arnez. My career continues as a versatile trumpeter for all occasions and in any genre.

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Classical, Cabaret, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Baroque, Early music, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Opera, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1920s era music, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Pop, Vintage, Covers, Bossa nova, Latin
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Private event, Concert, Wedding, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise, Birthday party
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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 version
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 in G J S Bach
4. Te Deum March 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. Largo G F Handel
11. Mon Coeur s'ouvre á te Voire Saint-Saens
12. The Magic Trumpet James Burke
13. Trumpeters Lullaby Leroy Anderson
14. Chanson de Matin Edward Elgar
15. Land of Hope and Glory. Edward Elgar
16. Colonel Bogey March. Kenneth Alford
17. The National Anthem John Bull
1. The Wedding March. Felix Mendelssohn
2. Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
3. Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clark
4. Trumpet Tune J Stanley
5. Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) Richard Wagner
6. Ode to Joy L Beethoven
7. Wachet Auf J S Bach
8. Hornpipe from Water Music. G F Handel
9. Ave Maria Franz Schubert
10. Fanfare for a Special Occasion D. Frere-Smith
11. 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
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?

At present we do not offer this service.

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. ”


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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From customers:

Sue G
9 months 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
10 months 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, "