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Joe Tucker

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Tuba
London
Joe is a reliable Tuba player based in Greenwich, London. Able to play in any function. Contact for more details

Joe is an accomplished Tuba player from Southampton, currently based in London, studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He is receiving lessons from Oren Marshall, and has worked with players such as Les Neish, Sergio Carolino and Lee Tsarmaklis. During his time in Southampton, he appeared in a number of groups, here a selection of his musical history: Southampton Youth Orchestra: Played as principal Tuba for 3 years, playing in the Music For Youth national final in all 3 years ,as well as performing the Gregson Tuba concerto in 2016. He also featured in their tours of Prague and Germany. Southampton Youth Brass Band system: Joe was in the Brass Band system for 10 years, starting in the lower Band and working his way up to the top, making his way there in 2012. Joe was put on the Bb Bass in 2014, and held the position for 2 years. He featured in Music for Youth for 3 consecutive years with the band, reaching the National Final in all 3 years. He was also involved with the tours to France and Italy, and has come back to help the lower bands and inspire the next generation. Woodfalls Brass Band: through Joe's teacher, he played and rehearsed with Woodfalls Brass Band. In this period, he was conducted by David Childs and Paul Lovatt-Cooper. Joe got offered a place at Trinity Laban in 2016, having also received offers at Leeds College of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. He moved to London in September and hasn't looked back. His improvement has been exponential, and he has been involved with many projects, like the Side By Side Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra, the latter of which performed Rite of Spring. He met the other members of Big Smoke Brass whilst in London, and they are fast becoming a promising and unique Brass group in South London.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Christmas, Military, Rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Easy listening, Experimental, Marching, Dixieland, Jazz fusion, Swing, Afrobeat, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Polka, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Ska, Tango, Spanish music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Actor, Musical comedy, Instrumental teaching
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James F, 11 months ago

Big Smoke Brass were absolutely fantastic to deal with throughout the entire process and were happy to listen to our ideas and requests leading up to the event. They are a great bunch of guys who really added to the atmosphere of our Christmas party. I would highly recommend them for any event you're planning! Great fun, thanks guys!

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Sam J, 1 year ago

A fun band, who are very easy to deal with and will definitely be using them again in the future!

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Nadine A, 2 years ago

Great band! Really transformed our festival into a merry event. Big Smoke got people dancing, and played a nice mix of Christmas songs and covers of Pop songs. We would book them again.

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Elle S, 3 months ago

Big Smoke Brass played at one of our Freshers’ events in September, and they were absolutely wonderful. The music was phenomenal, but equally their professionalism and efficiency were spot on. They made managing a very stressful event, considerably more enjoyable. I’ve already booked them for our Oktoberfest, and will be looking for other opportunities to employ them again. These boys are incredibly talented and deserve to go far. On behalf of Trinity Laban Students’ Union, thank you so so much for your brilliant performance!

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Will M, 5 months ago

The Big Smoke Brass guys certainly know how to put on a show! Familiar and well-loved pop songs played in a way you definitely won’t have heard before. Thoroughly entertaining and never lacking in energy, enthusiasm and swagger. They clearly love playing their instruments and it shows. Dispense with the boring DJ or the covers band you’re thinking of and get them instead.

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