What makes you an authentic New Orleans Brass Band?
In New Orleans the music is spontaneous, vibrant and full of energy. The way we arrange allows our musicians the same freedom of expression that makes New Orleans so exciting,
No two performances are ever the same and each individual has their own voice within the band.
There isn't anyone quite as qualified to talk about New Orleans music as Keith Fraizer, founder of the iconic Rebirth Brass Band, who we spent a couple of weeks with in 2018 with diving deep into the years of history of the evolution of the New Orleans brass bands and the musical style that has come out of the Crescent City.
One of the key elements we worked on with Keith is our rhythm section sound, how the 2 man marching drum setup and the tuba communicate and lock in together to create powerful grooves that push you on your feet down the street.
When you hear the rhythm section coming, you know its Heavy Beat.
Where Are You Based?
We are based in Birmingham, West Midlands but regularly travel across the UK and overseas.
How long does the band need to set up?
We have an incredibly efficient and easy to work with setup.
As an acoustic outfit we can be ready to play in 10 minutes. If using amplification we require at least a 60 minute soundcheck.
We generally aim to arrive 1 hour before the start of the first set or soundcheck.
How long do you play for?
Generally we find x2 50 minute sets with a short 15 - 20 minute break inbetween work the best but we are happy to tailor sets to your requirement.
How much do you charge?
As every event is different the price varies so please get in touch to get a quote.
Where can we see you play live?
We regularly play in public across the UK throughout the year. Have a look here to see where we'll be!
Do you take requests?
For weddings one request is included in the price, for additional requests we charge £40 per tune. For other types of events let us know if you have any specific requirments for our repertoire and we will do our best to accommodate
Do you have public liability insurance?
We hold a full public liability insurance certificate.