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Fat Cat Brass. A modern brass band like you've never seen before!
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Fat Cat Brass are a brass band like you've never experienced before. We play original arrangements of classic pop tunes from the last 5 decades. There's 4 horn players and 2 drummers....who perform on STILTS! The tunes will keep you singing and the rhythms will keep you dancing. Whether it's a Carnival, Festival, private party or bar, the Fat Cats will bring energy and joy into your space. We pride ourselves on being only a 4 horn set-up and love the challenge of taking a great tune and making it work in our own way. So, along with the two drummers, being a 6 piece band makes us quite unique in the brass band world. Fat Cat is small but mighty! Most of our gigs are totally unplugged and acoustic. However, we also often perform using a full p.a. set up and wireless, roaming mics. This is great for the larger indoor venues where everyone wants a piece of the action. Carnivals, Festivals, Parades - Fat Cat can parade through your streets or venue, with the drummers on stilts. We can also be a roaming band, stilts or ground based. Stage - Blistering Latin style arrangements with an Afro-Cuban percussion set up.

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Marching, Pop, Brazilian music, Cuban music, Latin, Salsa, Samba
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Fat Cat Brass' Song list

I Feel Good- James Brown
Insomnia- Faithless
Jungle Boogie-Kool and the Gang
Rhythm of the Night-Corona
Mr Saxobeat-Alexandra Stan
Lip up Fatty-Bad Manners
You'll Never Walk Alone-Carousel/Gerry and the Pacemakers
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
Message to you Rudy - The Specials
One step beyond - Madness
I Will survive - Gloria Gaynor
Can't stop the feeling - Justin Timberlake
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Crazy in love - Beyonce.
Groove is in the heart - Dee-Lite
Late in evening - Paul Simon
Tainted love - Soft Cell
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Locked out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Guaglione - (the Guinness advert)
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Final Countdown - Europe
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
99 Red Balloons - Nina
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Tequila-The Champs
Big Chief - Professor Longhair
Steaming Blues - Hot 8
You got the Love - Candy Staton/ Florence and the Machine
Don't you want me Baby - Human League
Funky Town - Lipps Inc.
The National Anthem
Ride on Time-Black Box
What is love - Haddaway
Don’t you want me baby - Human League
YMCA - Village People
Kiss - Prince
Toxic- Britney Spears
Freed from Desire
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Either 5 or 6 piece. 6 = Drums x2 (on stilts if required)/ x2 Trumpets/Trombone/Sousaphone. 5 = Drums x1 (on stilts if required)/ x2 Trumpets/Trombone/Sousaphone.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will always try to be as flexible as possible. After all, we want your event to be as successful as possible. So, just let us know and we'll do what we can to accommodate.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, no problem. We have a great p.a. system and are happy to play your material in between sets, or for a charge we can DJ for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

For acoustic only events we only need to get our costumes and stilts on and we are ready to go. So, 15 mins. For events using the p.a. then usually around an hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes,definitely. We love it!

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

Yes, no problem.

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

Yes, p.a. and lighting is all including in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, no problem. As our line-up is quite different to a regular function band, the song request needs to be completely re written to suit our instrumentation. We love adding new songs to our repertoire, so it's no problem if we know far enough in advance. It would be at a fee of £50 per song to take into account writing and rehearsals.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a pretty unique line-up. You not only get the great tunes that you might hear from a regular function band, but we have the facility to roam or be on stage. Acoustic or powered. There's a great energy about the band that's infectious. Plus, we have STILTS! We're want you want but.......different!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

There's too many to mention. More recently we were performing at Emmerdale Farm. Then we were at a working Windmill. Then, a great Jazz Club in Nottingham. Then, New Year's Eve at Revolucion de Cuba.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love the New Orleans, 'Second-Line' style. So, bands like the Hot 8 and Rebirth Brass band we love. The arrangements of Stevie Wonder, the power of the great 'riff' of any great rock band and the simplicity of a great pop chorus. If it's good, we love it!

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

The Royal Albert Hall.....amazing!

Fat Cat Brass' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1650
Up to 2 hours£1650
Up to 3 hours£1650
Silver Fat Cat 6 musicians
Up to 1.5 hours of playing time split into sets e.g. x2, 45 minutes/x3, 30 mins etc. With the band on site for up to 5 hours with a finish time of up to 11pm. (including online consultation).
Gold Fat Cat 6 musicians
Up to 1.5 hours of playing time split into sets e.g. x2, 45 minutes/x3, 30 mins etc. With the band on site for up to 6 hours with a finish time of up to midnight. (including online consultation).


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Fat Cat Brass' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Katie D
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We hire FatCat Brass for our wedding. It was the best night of our lives, largely thanks to the band. They made their entrance a surprise and the guests were absolutely delighted when they arrived. We could keep people of the dance floor, and many people told us they were the best band they'd ever seen and ours was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Thank you Fat Cat Brass

Thea C
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Wow!!! we really dont have the words for how good this band are. Such an amazing experience during our wedding, got everyone up and dancing and played amazing music! So much fun, thank you Mitch & the team!

Shanta J
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Have had so many people rave about Fat Cat Brass to us from our booking on friday. We booked them for our wedding, they came early to play our guests in and also played you've got the love as we walked back down the aisle together. It was such a feel good morning and it really got the party going. Had so many compliments on their energy and song choices, my only negative is I wish we had more time to enjoy them!! Thank you so much Fat Cat Brass

Lorna S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely incredible! They brought our wedding to life and our guests were able to start the party in church. They were everything we had dreamed of and more

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From other customers:

Rebecca J
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Bolton
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5 out of 5

"Massive thank you for making our wedding so guys where amazing...I mean totally amazing...." Rebecca Jarre, flash mob wedding party.

Kerith O
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Todmorden
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5 out of 5

"Fat Cat Brass at Todmorden Lamplighter....OH MY WORD can they play! They're a dirty bassline with a stupid smile on it's face. Seriously funky brass, seriously well chosen crowd pleasers that, y'know, please the crowd! I am SO glad I booked them. So, so much fun :)" Kerith Ogden, Artistic Director, Hand Made Parade CIC.

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