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About Flat Cap Brass

Fun and friendly drum and brass from the heart of Yorkshire (in a hat). Perfect for weddings, parties, festivals or corporate events & more!
Brass band
Huddersfield
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Playing what they describe as ‘fun and friendly drum and brass’, Flat Cap Brass provide something a bit different for your special day. Flat Cap Brass can provide the perfect musical accompaniment to keep your guests entertained and dancing all day (and night) long. Made up of seven professional musicians with a wealth of big-name experience, our band members pride themselves on the quality of each and every performance. Our broad repertoire spans from Bruno Mars to Chaka Khan and from Wheatus to S Club 7. Flat Cap Brass play in a wide variety of different styles but the one thing we can promise is that all of our music is recreated in a bold brass sound. Our professional arranger can create a bespoke pop brass version of your chosen first dance / chosen song or perform at the start of our set as a roaming band before taking our positions for your drinks reception to make a statement from the first note we play. Highlights for Flat Cap Brass include opening the main stage at Kendal Calling festival performing their version of ‘Brassic Park’, getting one of Liverpool Sound City festival’s biggest singalongs to ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams, and representing the UK at the Haizetara street music festival near Bilbao. We’ve also performed for countless amazing weddings and a variety of corporate clients, including the BBC, Welcome to Yorkshire, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, UA92 along with food festivals across the North and Cartmel, Beverley, York and Wetherby races. You can also catch us performing in bars – most recently, our performances have included Salt Beer Factory in Shipley along with A Nation of Shopkeepers and The Hop in Leeds whilst also crossing the Pennines to play at PLY and Wilsons Social in Manchester city centre. You can currently catch us every first and third Friday and fourth Saturday in Peaky Blinders bar in Manchester. We’re also regulars at iconic jazz bar Matt and Phreds in Manchester city centre. Wearing their trademark flat caps, Flat Cap Brass are in high demand on home soil and abroad for their distinctive and engaging performances. With undeniable chemistry between the band members, their energy is infectious and guarantees a fun and enjoyable show. Having played countless international events, Flat Cap Brass are comfortable in any setting. Fabulous indoors or out – we won’t disappoint!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Motown, Top 40, Soul, R&B, Rock, Britpop, Pop rock, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise, Concert
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Song list

Full repertoire list:
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Dirty Dancing
(I Would Walk) 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
A Little Respect – Erasure / Wheatus
ABBA Gold Medley
Africa - Toto
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
All Star – Smash Mouth
Alone – Heart
Alright – Supergrass
Angels – Robbie Williams
Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Blame It On The Boogie – Jackson 5
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Blue Monday – New Order
Britpop Medley (ft. Common People, Disco 2000, Girls and Boys)
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Crazy In Love – Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
Dambusters March
Dance Monkey – Tones ‘n’ I
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Delilah – Tom Jones
Despacito – Luis Fonzi / Justin Bieber
Disco 2000 – Blur
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Don’t You Want Me – Human League
Ein Prosit (Oktoberfest)
Everybody Needs Somebody – Blues Brothers
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Faith – George Michael
Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen
Final Countdown – Europe
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Freed from Desire – Gala
Giant – Calvin Harris ft. Rag & Bone Man
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay / Mark Ronson
Grandstand Theme Tune
Hallucinate – Dua Lipa
Happy – Pharell Williams
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
Hotline Bling – Drake
Human – The Killers
I Believe In Miracles - The Jackson Sisters
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
I Want To Break Free – Queen
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
In My Life – Bon Jovi
It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls / Geri Halliwell
Jump – Van Halen
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Just Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Kaiser Chiefs Medley
Katy Perry Medley
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Levitating – Dua Lipa
Locked Out Of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Love Shack - B52s
Make Me Smile - Steve Harley / Cockney Rebel
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Masterblaster – Stevie Wonder
Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Mr Brightside – The Killers
New Rules – Dua Lipa
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Not Nineteen Forever – Courteeners
Oh What A Night (December 1963) - Frankie Valli / Clock
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Kiss – Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
Oom Pah Pah
(Papas Got A Brand New) Pigbag – Pigbag
Paradise – George Ezra
Physical – Dua Lipa
Play That Funky Music – Thunder / Wild Cherry
Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
Proud Mary - CCR
Rasputin – Boney M
Reach – S Club 7
Rocket Man – Elton John
Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo
Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Shine – Take That
Shut Up And Dance – Walk The Moon
Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Smooth – Santana
Spice Up Your Life – Spice Girls
Starman – David Bowie
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
Take On Me – A Ha
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones / Soft Cell
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Thing of Gold – Snarky Puppy
This Is The One – The Stone Roses
Three Lions – Baddiel & Skinner / Lightening Seeds
Tragedy – Steps
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Umbrella – Rihanna
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson / Bruno Mars
Valerie - Zutons / Amy Winehouse / Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wannabe - Spice Girls
We Are All Made Of Stars – Moby
Wonderwall – Oasis
YMCA – Village People
Yorkshire Medley (ft. Disco 2000, Life in a Northern Town, I Predict A Riot and When The Sun Goes Down)
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
You’re The One That I Want – Grease / Olivia Newton John
Christmas
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
Medleys:
ABBA Medley
Britpop Medley
Bruno Mars Medley
Northern Medley
Yorkshire Medley
Mash ups:
Not Nineteen Forever / When The Sun Goes Down - Courteeners vs Arctic Monkeys
Bittersweet Symphony / One Day Like This - Verve vs Elbow
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients over the past 4 years have loved our big brass style covers of the classic pop songs they've grown up with - played back in a completely different way!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Liverpool Sound City, Kendal Calling and Haizetara festivals Racecourses including Wetherby, York and Cartmel Food festivals including Ilkley, Harrogate and Manchester Corporate clients including Welcome to Yorkshire, BBC, UA92 Bars including Matt and Phreds, Nation of Shopkeepers, Peaky Blinders, PLY, Salt Beer Factory, Wilsons Social Weddings nationwide

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love anything that gets people enjoying themselves and dancing. Many of our songs are pop covers in a bold brass style from the 70s, 80s, 90s and now.

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

The most high profile gig was opening the main stage at Kendal Calling festival in 2019, playing our rendition of the Jurassic Park theme tune (dubbed 'Brassic Park'). But we treat each gig as if it as high profile as the next - and many of our favourites have been weddings, corporate events and other great events with great people.

Do you have different line-up options?

We do offer a 5 piece band with one trumpet, one trombone, sax, tuba / sousaphone and drums. We would recommend booking the 7 piece band as in the 5 piece, the sound is sparser and less powerful. However we understand that people have to work within budgets. We can also add extra musicians (e.g. another trumpet, trombone) for an even bigger sound.

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

We understand that your plans can change and you might want the band to play slightly earlier or later. Just let us know in the run up to your day - this is unlikely to be a problem.

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

We offer our Flat Cap DJ service which is available at an extra cost. This can range from a playlist you have created on e.g. Spotify that we take responsibility for running on the night, to us being a DJ for the portions of your wedding when we’re not playing.

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

We prefer to choose our own sets so as to draw on our experience of getting our music to flow correctly and create the best possible atmosphere for your event, but we would encourage you to let us know if there are any particular favourites which we will do our best to accommodate, or any songs you dislike which we will not play.

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

We can provide lighting for evening events; there may be a small additional cost for this. We can talk about this as we discussing your plans for your wedding. We would recommend lighting if we are playing for your evening reception.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you would like to have the band play your first dance, we would be happy to do so if it is chosen from our existing song list. If the song isn’t in our existing list, our professional arranger can create a flat cap version for you – this will be at a cost of £150 per song.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1700
Up to 3 hours£2099
Packages
Flat Cap and 'play your playlist'7 musicians
This includes our 7 piece band with 2 x 45 minute sets and our Flat Cap 'play your playlist' option where you can play your playlists through our PA before, during and after we've played.
£1750
Flat Cap and DJ7 musicians
This includes our 7 piece band with 2 x 45 minute sets and our Flat Cap DJ service.
£1900
Flat Cap and Sax7 musicians
This includes our 7 piece band with 2 x 45 minute sets and our Flat Cap solo saxophonist who can play music for your wedding ceremony before, during and after your ceremony
£1900
Flat Cap and Sax and DJ7 musicians
This includes our 7 piece band with 2 x 45 minute sets and our Flat Cap solo saxophonist who can play music for your wedding ceremony before, during and after your ceremony, along with our DJ service.
£2150

Add-ons

PA and lighting from
+£110
First dance custom arrangement
+£165
DJ set
+£200

Reviews

From customers:

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Peter G
3 years ago

‘…the outdoor stage at Constellations proved one of the highlights of Saturday, with a great blend of stylistically varied talent. With festival-goers enjoying the sporadic sun with intermittent clouds, many with a cold drink in hand – for much of the day the stage felt really summery, with great vibes provided as a result of many excellent bands. As the night drew on, and the fire pit was lit, revellers enjoyed a stunning set courtesy of Flat Cap Brass, whose uniquely energetic rhythms left crowds demanding more as their set drew to a close. Truly top performers.’

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Micha
1 year ago

We were SO excited for FCB to play our wedding and they did not disappoint! They were great throughout the entire booking process, moved our date when our original was cancelled, were patient when we were late and most importantly sounded amazing! The summer terrace vibes were exactly what we wanted and all our guests loved them. Would 100% recommend, going to be on that terrace listening to this tunes in my head forever!

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