The Brass Volcanoes are a Jazz band consisting of brass, saxophones and drums. All of the band are professional Jazz musicians who work together to create fabulous arrangements of popular and bespoke tunes on the spot: ideas, solos and riffs are included so that no two performances are ever the same. The music is filled with energy and life which draws the audience and makes you want to be part of it. Inspired by a long tradition of Brass Bands from New Orleans as well as other parts of the world, you can expect flavours of the Balkans, Latin America, the Caribbean, Kletzmer, all with their own London twist. They play a mix of original songs unique to the band, arrangements of popular songs, Mardi Gras and Jazz standards and Funk classics. True to the New Orleans brass band spirit is the desire for everyone to have a good time through the excitement of creating and listening to great live music. The style of music they play gives the them the freedom to respond to the occasion & audience, so every time they play a song it is a little bit different. This is part of what makes them so fun to watch. They perform at a whole host of events & Locations & are so versatile they can play anywhere , on stages, in parks, on streets, for parades, for parties, in bars...wherever theres a party you will find them!
A snippet of previous performances include 2012 Olympics, London 2012 Paralympics, London International Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Birmingham International Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Keswick Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, St Martins in the Fields, London, London Pride March, The Electric Palace in Harwich, Durham International Festival of Brass, Wilderness Festival, Brighton Pavilion, Hampton Court Flower Show, Roman River Arts Festival, Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London, Pershore Jazz Festival, Natural History Museum, National Theatre, Upton Jazz Festival, Underground Theatre, Eastbourne and many, many more - events and occasions of all kinds, outdoors and indoors events!
If you are interested in hiring the Brass Volcanoes then do get in touch to discuss your ideas, the full band involves seven musicians, although it can be reduced in size if necessary. They can perform with & without amplification and can even be mobile if performing as part of a parade.
They are also able to offer the following band line ups:
Sunshine Kings: Traditional, dixieland, 20's and swing jazz at it's best. Strolling groups, music for dancing, classic tea dances, receptions and celebrations
Champagne Swing: Violin, guitars, double bass - light jazz with a slightly continental sound and a joyful lilt. Inspired by the music first played by Django Reinhardt
The Sunset Brass band - A traditional New Orleans style marching band with a repertoire selected for funeral parades
Lapazoos - House band for Nightjar cocktail bar in London - a bit of swing, a bit of blues, a bit of New Orleans, a lot of fun.