Brass quintet

Positive Brassitude

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About Positive Brassitude

Brass quintet
Malvern
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Positive Brassitude (+ Brass) is a dynamic five piece brass ensemble playing covers of well known pop, rock, soul, funk and jazz tunes.

Positive Brassitude (+ Brass) is a dynamic five piece brass ensemble playing covers of well known pop, rock, soul, funk and jazz tunes. Unlike most brass quintets our lineup consists of 2 trumpets/flugels, trombone, tuba and tenor saxophone rather than the usual french horn. We feel this gives the group a dynamic contemporary sound more suited to the style of music we play. Formed in late 2017 by Midlands based trumpeter Carl Levoguer, our regular lineup consists of hand-picked musicians from across the Midlands with a diverse range of experience between them from jazz, jump-jive, soul, big band and function bands to orchestral, wind ensemble, military and brass band. Our common aim is to play contemporary tunes like you've never heard them performed before, to the highest possible standard, while having loads of fun!

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Disco, Covers, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Film / TV music, Classical, Fanfare, Dixieland, Swing, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Opera, Latin jazz, Marching, Funk rock, Vintage, Tribute, World music
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Types:
Brass quintet, Brass ensemble, Brass band
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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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Song list

A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton
At Last Etta James
Blackbird Beatles
Careless Whisper George Michael
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
How Deep is Your Love Bee Gees
I Wish Stevie Wonder
Just the Two of Us Bill Withers
Just the Way you Are Billy Joel
Mamma Mia Abba
Message in a Bottle The Police
Roar Katy Perry
September Earth Wind and Fire
Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay Ottis Reading
Take on Me Aha
The Final Countdown Europe
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Toxic Britney Spears
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson
We Are the Champions Queen
Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr.
Don't Know Why Nora Jones
Smooth Criminal Michael Jackson
I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift
Crocodile Rock Elton John
Faith George Michael
A Closer Walk with Thee Trad.
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Find me Somebody to Love Freddie Mercury
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
I Want You Back Jackson 5
Happy Pharrell Williams
Lady Madonna Lennon & McCartney
Don't Stop Me Now Queen
Havana Camilla Cabello
YMCA Village People
You Raise Me Up Westlife
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our usual lineup is 2 trumpets, Tenor Saxophone, Trombone and Tuba. For more classical oriented gigs we would consider substituting sax with French Horn. We could also add drums for certain functions. Please contact us to discuss.

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

We try to be flexible within the bounds of what is reasonable to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If there are significant changes to the schedule ahead of the event, please let us know in advance.

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

We don't usually play with PA, unless supplied so I'm afraid in this case no.

How much time do you need to set up?

Generally please allow 30 minutes, although we can be setup and ready to go in as little as 10 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We perform acoustically so this is possible for one or two numbers. Please contact us in advance to discuss as we usually play from written music.

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

We usual try and pick a set-list to suit the occasion, to make sure your guests will enjoy the occasion. We are happy to discuss specific requests from our set-list with you to make sure we find what works for your event.

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

We play acoustically so normally we don't need any PA. Decent overhead lighting to allow us to read our music is appreciated. Our tubist needs a comfy chair or stool to perform. The rest of us will perform standing up. We generally need a space of at least 4m x 5m to setup comfortably.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are always happy to consider one or two requests for songs not in our repertoire. It may be that we own/can obtain an arrangement or even write one. There my be a small charge to cover the cost of doing this. Please contact us to discuss.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1125
Up to 3 hours£1400

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Sophie L, 10 months ago

We hired Positive Brassitude for our annual company cricket event. Communication is brilliant from the start to the end; very professional & friendly. They all arrived within time of starting and were very good! All songs were recognisable so good for all types of crowds, they were very upbeat and flexible to accommodate any last minute changes/delays. Would definitely hire again!

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Corporate E, 1 year ago

Thanks to you and the guys for playing at our cricket event, it went down brilliantly!

Wedding, 1 year ago

If your looking for a brass band, look no further. I can't recommend this group enough. I was let down by a local band 2 days before my wedding on new years eve. After a bit of panicing I came across Positive Brassitude and all my worries were over. In 2 days they had assembled together and learnt a new song. Despite never playing the song before they Absolutley nailed it and it was the talk of the wedding. I can't thank them enough for what they did and their contact and booking was really professional. 10/10”

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