Since forming in 2012, Old Dirty Brasstards has gained an enviable reputation for its bold and innovative approach, on a mission to introduce brass music to brand new audiences.
The tweed-clad 10-piece brass and drum collective comprises of some of London's leading freelance musicians, playing an eclectic fusion of pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, funk and soul covers that never fail to get any dance floor jumping with joy!
ODB has brought its uniquely entertaining and energetic style to several major music festivals across the UK, including Bestival, Glastonbury, Latitude and Secret Garden Party. Other top venues include Fabric, the Forum, Hammersmith Apollo, KOKO and Scala, along with residencies at Brooklyn Bowl and the Brixton, Camden & Shoreditch Blues Kitchens.
“If you’ve never heard Take That’s ‘Never Forget’ blasted through a trombone, frankly you haven’t lived.”
— Time Out
“Old Dirty Brasstards won over the crowd instantly with people pleasing covers of ‘Uptown Funk’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Happy’ by Pharrell.”
Brilliant 10 piece brass band that cover modern pieces in a unique brass band style. Perfect cabaret set, or happy doing walk ups.
With Red Stripe on piano and vocals features some wicked boogie woogie and big band arrangements all in true foot tapping boogie woogie style. There is also a good sprinkling of jump jive and rock and roll including Louis Jordan and Louis Prima numbers. "The closest thing to Jools Holland and his big band.....".
The Red Stripe Band
Comedian Alex Horne's band performs regularly on Radio 4 in the 6.30 comedy slot. Their full cabaret performance is very funny and a bit different.
The Horne Section
A collective of musicians who play their own stylishly acoustic renditions of rat pack, classic and rock, mariachi style. They will perform at people's tables, on the tables, in the lift, you name it! Can even do an acoustic Bohemian Rhapsody!
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