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Tim is a trumpet player, DJ and bandleader in South East London, with a broad range of skills, covering many different styles.
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Tim is a busy professional trumpet player on the London scene. He can be found playing in some of London's top venues with the best pop function and jazz bands around. He has recently performed with artists including Cory Wong (Vulfpeck) and Speedometer. In the last couple of years, Tim has combined his trumpet profession with his long-term hobby of DJing - now he regularly performs both disciplines at the same time for weddings, birthdays, parties, house parties, corporate events and recently hen parties!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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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, Audio engineer, Composer, Producer, Sound technician, Transcription, Dancer, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400


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Sara K, 1 year ago

Where do I even start? Tim was a superstar on our wedding day, so easy to communicate with and he even went above and beyond to supply the crazy playlist we asked for, everything from English to Moroccan music, salsa, bachata, samba ... He was super friendly and accommodating and all the guests loved him! He played the trumpet on some of the songs and the dance floor turned into a cheering crowd. People still haven’t recovered, thank you so much Tim :)

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, 3 years ago

Tim was fantastic! I would definitely recommend him for any event.

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Anna L, 3 years ago

Tim was fantastic! I would definitely recommend him for any event.

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Fotis F, 3 years ago

Tim, was really good with communication on the run up to the event and performed great on the night. Would hire him again!

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Luke S, 2 years ago

Groove Empire are a band with tons of smiles, good vibes and even better music. I found myself wanting to dance to every song they performed, and found myself thoroughly enjoying myself. I would happily hire them again if I was to have another event and hope I get to see them perform again!

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Ed H, 3 years ago

If I was to offer other couples one tip, it would be to get Groove Empire to be your band. From the moment we were first in contact with Tim, he was incredibly responsive, professional and utterly attentive to all our needs. The band were incredibly flexible and collaborative and we worked together to put together our perfect wedding playlist which mixed new and old and included all our favourites. The musical talent of every band member was exceptional and they kept the dance floor packed for the full two-hour set. You will not find a better wedding band anywhere in Europe, and we know, we spent weeks checking!

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