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Brass Gumbo

Overview

  • New Orleans Style Street Band
  • Gloriously eclectic repertoire of specially arranged songs from acts as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Daft Punk and the Beatles
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard and can expand up to an 8 piece

Location

The band are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow and have played throughout Scotland, including Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Islay Jazz Festivals and are available to travel.

Standard Set Times

  • Up to 90 minutes, with maximum set time of 45 mins.

About this Act

Brass Gumbo provide a huge dose of funk and jazz, with a distinctly New Orleans flavour - mixing upbeat, highly danceable second line style tunes and plenty of funked-up covers of everyone from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Basement Jaxx and Daft Punk with buckets of energy and a wall of brass!

With musicians from some of Scotland's top funk and street bands, Brass Gumbo have performed at events in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, the Islay and Dundee Jazz Festivals, and for Kelburn and Insider Festivals, as well for clients including Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh Airport, Sky, Buchanan Galleries (Glasgow) and Gusto Restaurants.

They can perform completely self contained, with no power or PA system record, or mic-ed up onstage for bigger venues/audiences. Their set can be adjusted to suit a garden party atmosphere, or a high energy party set. Need a surprise band? No problem! The 6 piece version is completely mobile, with two percussionists for a full walkabout experience.

The band can also be scaled up to any size for a HUGE parade if required - they have experience of leading bands of up to 30 people!

Set List

I Feel Like Funkin' It Up - Rebirth Brass Band
Take It To The Street - Rebirth Brass Band
Iko Iko - Doctor John
Hey Pocky Way - The Meters
Whote Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
At The River - Groove Armada
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk
Do Your Thing - Basement Jaxx
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
Dub Be Good To Me - Beats International
Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake

Lineup

  • 5 piece - trumpet, saxophone, trombone, sousaphone and drum kit
  • 6 piece - mobile setup with two percussionists
  • 7 piece - additional trumpet
  • 8 piece - additional trumpet and saxophone

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