Harry Bassett

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About Harry Bassett

Harry is a professional and experienced trumpet player covering many genres and offering excellent musical services for any event!
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'A professional and experienced trumpet player covering many genres and offering excellent musical service.' Harry has played in a variety of ensembles including: Pop, Rock and Soul bands, Jazz ensembles and a wide range of Ska/Reggae bands. In recent years, Harry has played at festivals and large scale venues in the UK and abroad, sharing stages with people such as: Doreen Shaffer, The Skatalites, The Dualers and even the Cheeky Girls! As a soloist, Harry can tailor his performances to feature jazz and pop classics from the 1940's through to present day. From Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, to Olly Murs and Sia, there's bound to be something for everyone. Combining trumpet/flugelhorn with vocals, he can create the perfect easy-listening soundtrack for wedding ceremonies, corporate events and hotels/restaurants. If you prefer a livelier set that involves some audience participation, that's always possible too. Harry is equipped with a compact PA system, suitable for indoor and outdoor events. Depending on budget, Harry also works regularly as part of a duo, adding piano and female vocals. Please feel free to ask for more info. Dep/Band Work If you are looking for a trumpet player to dep/fill a spot in your band for gigs/tours, Harry is open to band work. He is confident using IEM's, click tracks and holds a valid UK driving licence. Through playing the trumpet, amongst other instruments, Harry has worked as a composer and musical director, composing pieces and full scores for theatre shows, radio plays and promotional materials. His work has even been performed at venues such as Brighton Dome, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and The Lighthouse in Poole. Alongside his theatre-related work, Harry has always enjoyed playing different kinds of events, from full band ensembles to solo works. Whatever your requirements Harry will work with you to create the perfect performance for your event or party. Covering old classics such as those heard on his latest album 'On the Road to London' to more modern and contemporary pieces, you will not be disappointed with his level of skill, professionalism and delivery!

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Harry Bassett's Reviews

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Mischa W
1 year ago, for a Concert in Bournemouth BH11
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5 out of 5

Having worked with and booked Harry on a number of musical projects and events, I only have the very highest praise for him. Not only is he one of the most accomplished musicians I’ve ever worked with (and I run a band of 48 members!), he is an astute professional with an excellent attitude and strong interpersonal skills. I couldn’t recommend him enough and you will only be “blown” away if you hire him!!

Ben J
1 year ago, for a Recording session in Poole BH12 4NY
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5 out of 5

I’ve worked with Harry both live and in the studio a number of times and I would highly recommend him. He’s a fantastic player with great versatility and arrangement skills and his positive and professional attitude is second to none. 5/5.

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Harry Bassett's Song list

Crocodile Rock
Rock Around The Clock
Sweet Caroline
I'm So Excited
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Hey Jude
You Are My Sunshine
Bring Me Sunshine
Something Stupid
Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
Beyond The Sea
Hello Dolly
What a Wonderful World
Fly Me To The Moon
My Way
Feeling Good
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
My Mothers Eyes
Midnight In Moscow
Bourbon Street Parade
When The Saints Go Marching In
Georgia On My Mind
A Million Dreams
Let It Go
I Wanna Be Like You
The Horse
The Snake
Do I Love You
Midnight Hour
Get Ready
Move On Up
Reet Petite
I Feel Good
Sir Duke
Tainted Love
Higher & Higher
Lip Up Fatty
Special Brew
Walking In The Sunshine
My Girl Lollipop
Woolly Bully
Sally Brown
A Message to You Rudy
Nite Klub
Guns of Navarone
Too Much Too Young
On My Radio
Missing Words
No No No
Hurt So Good
Jamaica Ska
Rudi Got Married
Pressure Drop
Oh Henry
Voodoo Working
Do Rocksteady
Kicking Pigeons
One Step Beyond
It Must Be Love
Police Woman
Rock Fort Rock
Swing Easy
Nice Time
Freedom Sound
Ball of Fire
Three Little Birds
Buffalo Soilder

Harry Bassett'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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The flexibility of my performances. Whether you want background music, or a more crowd engaging performance, I have the experience to adapt to most environments.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played a variety of venues from small local pubs through to hotels, Westminster Abbey and The Royal Albert Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong is a favourite of mine, I often play some of his tunes in my sets.

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

As a performer I have played many high profile events. I have performed at the Tower of London in front of many celebrities as well as playing at festivals of music and arts in the Brighton Dome and Royal Albert Hall

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

I 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 me know.

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

Absolutely - If you have a particular style of music you'd like to hear in between my sets, I am happy to assemble the perfect playlist for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually like to set up around 1.5 - 2 hours before a performance to ensure everything is as you would like it.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to suit the style of event. However, I am definitely happy to chat through any requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. However I will always discuss the requirements of the venue/event with you, to ensure the equipment is suitable.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Covers, Pop, Musical theatre, Christmas, Military, Classical, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Swing, Marching, Easy listening, Experimental, R&B, Funk, Motown, Soul, Ragtime, Light music, Afrobeat, German music, Ska
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Wedding proposal
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Other skills:
Composer, Actor, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy
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