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Head Rush Brass Band

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About Head Rush Brass Band

Whether it's a party or parade, we bring the noise and the energy that you need.
New Orleans band
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Head Rush Brass Band are a modern New Orleans style brass band with band members based in Bristol & Birmingham, UK. Playing authentic NOLA Mardi Gras tunes and our own takes of your favourite songs from Funk and Jazz to Pop and R&B.

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Head Rush Brass Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Carys R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Honestly, I was sooo glad we booked head rush brass band for our wedding. They were incredible, the guests didn’t stop talking about how good they were! They were so professional and great keeping in contact up to the day, even going along with all of my crazy surprise ideas I had. They were just brilliant. I highly recommend them

Samantha A
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Highly recommend this band for a wedding. Everyone kept asking how we found them and their playlist was perfects we even paid extra for a few of our own requests to be played on the day. Thanks Ashley!

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Alex D
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Birmingham
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5 out of 5

Saw these guys at the Cheese Fest in Birmingham, absolutely incredible. Great musicians and great tunes.

Sophie B
1 year ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in Minster Rd
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5 out of 5

Absolutely sensational, worth every penny! I booked Head Rush Brass Band for my nans funeral as it was her wish to have the band play her in and out. WOW they most certainly delivered! ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE said how INCREDIBLE they were and they definitely became talk of the event - something people will remember forever. From the moment I enquired all the way up till after they performed the band were great, we had a few special requests, extra band members, new songs and specific dress attire - they accommodated it all! Thank you again to the whole team from myself and my whole family for really making what could be a sad day such a celebration of life, you guys went above and beyond and we highly recommend!!

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Head Rush Brass Band's Song list

Function Covers:
- 99 Red Balloons - Nena
- Ai No Corrida - Quincy Jones
- Bob Marley Medley - Bob Marley (5 piece band only)
- Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke/Roy Hargrove
- Baggy Trousers - Madness
- Copacabana - Barry Manilow
- Faith - George Michael
- Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
- Fiesta - The Pogues
- Freedom 90/Take Your Mama Medley - George Michael/Scissor Sisters- Get Down On It
- Kool & The Gang
- Geno - Dexys Midnight Runners
- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
- Give it to me Baby - Rick James
- Got to be Real - Cheryl Lynn
- Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
- How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
- I Want You Back - Michael Jackson/Jazz Jamaica
- It Must Be Love - Madness
- I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross
- Independent Women - Destiny's Child
- Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera
- A Message to You Rudy - The Specials
- Pastime Paradise - Stevie Wonder/Youngblood Brass Band
- Sexual Healing - Hot 8 Brass Band
- Shackles (Praise You) - Mary Mary
- Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
- She Said - Plan B
- Stand by Me - Ben E. King
- Smooth Operator - Sade
- Sweet Caroline - Niel Diamond
- Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
- Yeah! - Usher
- You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
New Orleans Brass Band/Tradition New Orleans:
- A.P. Touro - Rebirth Brass Band
- Bourbon Street Parade - Traditional New Orleans
- Casanova - Rebirth Brass Band
- Down by the Riverside - Traditional New Orleans
- Do Whatcha Wanna - Rebirth Brass Band
- I'll Fly Away - Traditional New Orleans
- Just a Closer Walk With Thee - Traditional New Orleans/Trombone Shorty
- Lil Liza Jane - Traditional New Orleans
- Steaming Blues - Hot 8 Brass Band
- St. James Infirmary - Traditional New Orleans/Trombone Shorty
- Why You Worried 'bout Me - Rebirth Brass Band

Head Rush Brass Band'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£1500
Up to 2 hours£1750
Up to 3 hours£2500
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Rebirth Brass Band Hot 8 Brass Band Youngblood Brass Band Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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

Playing our monthly residency at The Bond in Digbeth for over 800 people in 2023

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do, depending on budget or other situational restraints we can change up our line-up.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

Yes we do, depending on whether we are playing through a PA or acoustically, fees may vary for this service so please get in touch.

How much time do you need to set up?

Acoustically we request at least 45 minutes, if we are playing through a PA then we require at least 1.5 hours to set up and sound check

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, New Orleans style brass bands are ideal for performing roaming sets.

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

We are happy for clients to choose a few preferences from our song list and we will use these suggestions when designing our set list for the night.

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

Our standard quote is for an acoustic set up however if PA or lighting are required, we can provide these.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

As songs must be translated into a arrangement for a brass band, we charge a fee for specific requests that are not in our song list, £50 for 1 song or £40 per song if you request more than 1.
Covers, Dixieland, Disco, Funk
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, New Year's Eve, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Corporate event, Birthday party
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