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About Hot Botz Brass Band

Audibly and visually thrilling... the perfect festivals band! The Hot Botz bring a riotous onslaught of high-energy music!
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Manchester

Audibly and visually thrilling! The perfect festival band! – Musicians Union 'The Hot Botz brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music, including surprising covers, and a heady mix of originals' - Blastarama The Hot Botz Brass Band is made up of trumpets, trombones, sousaphone and drums. We work with guest MC's and singers. We play dance music, including drum and bass, hip-hop, reggae, dubstep, Mariachi, Balkan and more. Most of our music is original, (composed by Joel Cooper), however we do play some choice covers, including tracks by MC Hammer, Nero, Bob Marley, Mosca, Madness, Gorillaz and Daft Punk. Hot Botz Brass Band is based in both Ipswich and managed by Joel Cooper. The band was formed in 2009 following a busking tour of Europe (10 capital cities in 30 days!). Since then we have performed at countless club venues, parties, and festivals around the UK, including Parklife Festival, the Edinburgh Festival, (4 years in a row), playing at the E4 venue with the ‘Tom Tom Crew’, and on Stephen. K. Amos's live stand-up comedy show, (with dancing monkeys!). In 2010 we brought out our first, self-titled album. In July 2013, (as a 6-piece band with guest MC), we released the single, 'Tremor', which we premiered at the Beat-herder Festival. We released another single, ‘Free yourself’, (featuring the amazing voice of Kathryn Pemberton), in June 2015. Our new single, Right Through You, was released on New Years Day, 2021, and we hope to release a new album in Autumn 2021. Hot Botz Brass Band were shortlisted for BBC Radio 1’s live lounge competition 2021, and have had tracks broadcast on many radio stations.

Musicianship
Genres:
Gypsy jazz, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, Jungle, Originals, Covers, Acoustic
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Charity event, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Song list

80% of our music is original (very high energy and accessible). Here are some of our covers...
Daft Punk – Digital Love and Robot Rock
Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
Nero – Me & You
Mosca – Bax
Matrix and Futurebound – All I Know
Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Star Wars – Cantina band medley
Peaches – Stranglers
Pulp Fiction – main theme
Wade in the water – Negro Spiritual remix
Tetris – main theme
Bom Bom Bom – Sam and the Whomp
Marienkafer – La Brass Banda
Ghostbusters – drum and bass remix
Walk This Land – EZ Rollers
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We have a unique sound and are a very happy positive band that love to entertain!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

countless venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Young Blood Brass Band, Hot 8 Brass Band

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

As a band, the Edinburgh Festival 4 years in a row, (E4 Udderbelly stage)

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our original line-up is a 4-piece - trumpet, trombone, sousaphone and drums We also offer a 5-piece and 6-piece, (more fire power!), and sometimes an additional singer or rapper

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

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?

no

How much time do you need to set up?

If it's an acoustic event, we only need around 30 mins to set up. If it's a larger event, we'll need around an hour to set up and sound check.

Can you roam around while you perform?

If playing acoustically, we can roam for a track or two, but will need prior notice.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. If you have a special request that isn't on our covers list, we can arrange this for a small fee.

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

No. The quotes are for an acoustic performance only. We are happy to use a PA system but this must be provided by the venue/ client, or negotiated with us beforehand, (we can hire one).

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If you have a special request that isn't on our covers list, we can arrange this for a small fee, (charged for the writing of the arrangement and rehearsal time).

Prices

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

Packages
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performance sets of up to 40 mins each during your drinks reception/ event.
£800

Add-ons

Own choice cover
+£50

Reviews

From customers:

Musician's U, 7 years ago

Audibly and visually thrilling! The perfect festival band!

Blasterama F, 5 years ago

The Hot Botz brought a riotous onslaught of high-energy music, including surprising covers, and a heady mix of originals. They were truly awesome!