Mark Butler

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Freelance trombonist based in Birmingham, with extensive experience playing classical, jazz and pop.

Mark is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, and a freelance trombone player. He plays with Elegant Entertainment's Keep Off The Brass, a three-piece brass-and-DJ-outfit who hold a Saturday night residency at Marco Pierre White's restaurant in Birmingham. He is also a member of Birmingham-based function bands Charlie and the Funk Factory and the Notochords, both of which gig regularly up and down the country, and plays with Symphonica, a 20-piece orchestra and DJ. He has been principal trombone of the university's Philharmonic Orchestra and ten-piece Symphonic Brass ensemble for the past five years, and has played on two successful European tours with the university orchestra, performing in venues around Amsterdam in 2016, and Tuscany in 2017. With Symphonic Brass, conducted by Stephen Roberts, he plays professionally for three weeks per year at the University's Degree Congregations. He also holds the first trombone chair in the University Big Band, an outfit directed by Jonathan Silk, who have played with renowned jazz greats Bobby Shew, Mark Lockheart and Stan Sulzmann. Prior to going to University he played with Wantage Silver Band, competing in the top (Championship) section of the UK's brass band contest scene.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Fanfare, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40
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Trombone, Arranger
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Aloe Blacc - I Need a Dollar
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Aretha Franklin - R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Beyonce - Love on Top
Blonde ft. Alex Newell (Oliver Nelson Remix) - All Cried Out
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Cee-Lo Green - Forget You
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Cheryl Lynn - Got to Be Real
Chic - Good Times
Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
Christina Aguilera / Labelle - Lady Marmalade
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Curtis Mayfield - Move on Up
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Earth, Wind and Fire - September
Elbow - One Day Like This
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
James Brown - I Feel Good (I Got You)
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
KC and the Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Kool and the Gang - Celebration
Lemar - If There's Any Justice
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Michael Jackson - Bad
Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good
Michael Jackson - Rock with You
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You
Sister Sledge - We are Family
Stevie Wonder - As
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
The Crusaders ft. Randy Crawford - Street Life
The Emotions - Best of My Love
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Jacksons - Blame it on the Boogie
The Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Tina Turner - Proud Mary
Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music


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)£75
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£240