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The Hornzmen

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About The Hornzmen

The Hornzmen are an instrumental soulful, funky, bluesy brass/horn based inband that perform ripping versions of hit music as only they can!
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North Shields
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Hornzmen were created in 2008 by Jason Holcomb and quickly became highly sought after for their dynamic performances, especially in the corporate and private event scene. The group is comprised of some of the finest horn and brass players in the US and the UK. They have been in high demand as individual performers as well as members of a larger horn section, performing with groups such as Michael Grimm (winner of America’s Got Talent), Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Zowie Bowie Big Band, and Dominic Allen (formerly of the rock group Foreigner). The group combines funk, soul, rock, and jazz into an exciting blend, and has put together a list of songs that can only be described as hugely entertaining. Since its conception the group has maintained very busy corporate performance schedule having played to audiences all over the US and in the UK. They have performed in LA, Las Vegas, New York, London, Chicago, and many other. The Hornzmen have played in most of the major casinos in Las Vegas, including Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, The Bellagio, and Aria at City Center to name a few. They've been honoured to have performed with and opened for Blake Sheldon, Glenn Fry and Joe Walsh, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The group can perform with a 5 to 10 piece band, as a duo, or with a DJ scratching behind them adding a unique contemporary texture to the performance. The Hornzmen have also performed and recorded with international superstar Matt Goss. In September 2011 they recorded a live performance with Matt at Capitol Records in Los Angeles and have performed two sold out shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The Hornzmen have relocated their base of operations to The UK and have begun performing for international audiences throughout Europe.

The Hornzmen's Reviews

From customers:

Eva P
12 years ago

You guys are amazing!!!

Stacy M
13 years ago

Love it!! Amazing talent!

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The Hornzmen's Song list

"Superstition" by Stevie Wonder
"September" by Earth, Wind and Fire
"25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago
"I Wish" by Stevie Wonder
"Soul Man" by Sam and Dave
"Sweet Home Chicago" as performed by The Blues Brothers
"Shining Star" by Earth, Wind and Fire
"Jump, Jive, and Wail" by Louis Prima
"With a Little Help from My Friends" as performed by Joe Cocker
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder
"God Bless The Child" as performed by Blood, Sweat, and Tears
"Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson
"It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers
"Knock on Wood" by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper
"American Woman" by Lenny Kravitz
"Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer
"Son of a Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield
"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry
"Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel
"Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock
"Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys
"Creep" by Radiohead
"Lady Marmalade" as performed by LaBelle
"I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5

The Hornzmen's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£1150
Up to 3 hours£1400
Horns for Ibiza-style DJ2 musicians
The Hornzmen can play with any DJ in an Ibiza-style format adding live horns to any dance-based event in any location.
Corporate Event3 musicians
We provide The Hornzmen with DJ act for three 30 minute sets with specially arranged set including a "Mardi Gras" themed parade through the venue. We will also MC the event with introductions of VIPs, engaging with the attendees, and performing "play-on" music for any guests who take the stage to address the attendees.


song request
advance booking (more than 18 months from date of contact)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The uniqueness and energy of a Hornzmen performance is what is most impressive to our clients.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Caesar's Palace Las Vegas The Bellagio Las Vegas The Royal Albert Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder James Brown (Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley) Lettuce Funk

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

We were resident at Caesar's Palace for 3 years performing every weekend to sold out audiences.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have two formats, one with The Hornzmen as a duo with backing tracks and the other working with a DJ.

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

Please get in touch as soon as possible and we'll see if we can accommodate the new timings.

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

Yes we can!

How much time do you need to set up?

our set up time is about 90 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Due to equipment limitations we are unable to roam throughout a specified area.

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

We would be happy to chat with you about the set list!

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

The PA is absolutely included in the quote!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to add in songs by request with a £100 fee and no less than 3 weeks time for preparation.
Soul, Electro-Swing, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Rockabilly, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Gospel, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Top 40, Tribute, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Power rock, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Latin, Merengue, Reggae, Salsa, Ska, Tango, Samba, Hard rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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