Das Brass
Brass Band

About Das Brass – professional brass band based in London
9 reviews

Booked 41 times on FixTheMusic

Das Brass are an 8 piece Brass Ensemble based in London. Adaptable to a variety of configurations featuring guest MC and singers.

Mixing modern tracks with New Orleans influences to create an up beat and lively sound that will spread smiles and dance moves across the party.

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Formed in an unnecessarily small lounge in North London, 2013. Das Brass are an 8-piece brass band, playing a melange of pop and funk favourites, balkanised afrobeats, twisted jazz standards, and few originals thrown in for good measure.

Das Brass encompasses great musicians from all over the world who are notorious for spreading smiles and grooves across the party!

We're favourites on the festival circuit and in demand for private parties.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Château de Lisse, Réaup-Lisse, France
  • The Lansdowne Club, Fitzmaurice Place, London, UK
  • Beckenham
  • Edge, Stroud
  • Withington
  • Chiddingstone
  • London


What instruments do the bands feature?

  • Quintet Stage: Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, Sousaphone, Drum Kit.

  • Sextet Roaming: Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Saxophone, Sousaphone, 2x drummers playing a portable split kit.

  • Octet Stage: Trumpet x2, Trombone x2, Alto Saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Sousaphone, Drum Kit.

  • Nonet Roaming: Trumpet x2, Trombone x2, Alto Saxophone, Baritone saxophone, Sousaphone, 2x drummers playing a portable split kit.

Can we book one band for a roaming show and a stage show at the same event?

Yes, many clients like to take advantage of the flexibility of the roaming band, which can perform anywhere, including a stage. With the roaming band we often combine these 2 types of shows.

Regarding the stage band; is it a problem that there isn’t a stage at the venue?

No problem for us. The stage band doesn’t really need a stage, just an area indoors or outdoors to base our performance.

Can the stage band do a bit of roaming?

Yes, but it is limited to a certain degree because the drummer is fixed to the drum kit. The brass players can move around and mingle with guests/hosts on the dance floor during a stage performance.

How long do you play for, and do you need a break?

We can perform up to 90 minutes of music. This is usually divided into 2x 45 sets with a 30 minute break in between. The break is essential to continue high-quality performance.

Can you perform outdoors?

Yes, we love alfresco shows, however we ask that you plan for adverse weather conditions. A large gazebo is an advisable precaution to ensure that we can still perform during a rainstorm.

What music do you play, and can we make requests from your repertoire?

Please see our repertoire list. We are happy to take requests from this and put together a bespoke set list for your event.

Can you play a song that’s not on this list?

Yes, we are happy to learn and rehearse song/s of your choice. We outsource musical arrangements to a pro who writes the sheet music for us, and there is a cost involved. A 3 minute arrangement for the quintet/sextet band costs £75.

We saw you perform with an amazing rapper, is it possible to book him for our event?

Yes, subject to availability, Johnny is happy to perform at private events. Please let us know if you’re interested in having him as part of the show so we can include his fee in your quote.

Do you perform amplified or acoustic?

Roaming shows are always acoustic. Stage shows can be amplified if the audience/venue size warrants it. We own our own 1,000 Watt punchy PA system which we rarely use because the acoustic sound of the band is huge already! Let us know if you desire an amplified show.

We need to hire a PA (sound system) for our event, can you help?

Yes, We own our own 1,000 Watt punchy PA system which can be used to deliver high quality recorded music and/or speeches. We can deliver, setup, and take down, plus offer technical support at the event. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.

Do you offer DJ entertainment?

Yes, we offer a full event entertainment package which includes a pro DJ who can put together a bespoke setlist for you, PA (soundsystem) hire and of course a Brass Band performance! This usually works out much more cost effective than booking through different companies.

What do you need from us?

We always request a rider of 1 meal and 2 drinks (minimum) per musician. A small room where we can change and warm up is ideal, but it’s not a deal breaker if this isn’t possible.

Do you have any dietary requirements?

No, our regular musicians eat everything. We will let you know if we have a deputy musician who has specific requirements.

9 verified reviews

"We just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic performance on our wedding day. Everyone I've talked to since has raved about the band. It was a highlight of the day. Thanks for everything!"
– Martin Goodson, 2 October 2022, wedding in London
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"We just wanted to drop you an email and say thank you so much for your set at our wedding. It was so energetic, so well-rehearsed and absolutely the perfect way to get our party started. We've had so many compliments off everyone saying how good you were. In fact, you brought my grandad to tears. He absolutely loved you. Once again, on behalf of Lucy and I, we'd like to thank everyone involved. You absolutely smashed it. You really were an inspiration. Thank you so so much."
– Vicky Leach, 10 February 2022, wedding in Hertfordshire
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"Hi Paul, Thank you so much for Will’s party on Saturday, the band were fantastic and everyone had such a brilliant time. Thanks again and have a great Christmas. Kind regards, Lucy."
– Lucy Harkin, 10 December 2021, birthday party at OMEARA, London
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"Hi Das Brass crew! Tom and I just wanted to say MASSIVE THANK YOU for playing the most awesome gig at our wedding!! We loved every second and all of our guests have been raving about how amazing you all were, thank you so much."
– Georgina Bolton, 12 September 2021, wedding in London
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"Epic band! Fully of energy and fun! Loved them they had us dancing all night long!"
– Aimee McCorkindale, 1 September 2021, wedding in Berkshire
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"Saw these guys at Alexandra Palace last weekend and they are absolutely fantastic. Full of energy and great tunes which was loved by young and old. I for one will be looking out for their future shows."
– Leon Aresti, 13 August 2021, Le Big fete at Alexandra Palace
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"We were lucky enough to book Das Brass for our wedding. We wanted something unique for our wedding and asked if they would mind performing as we left the church after our ceremony. Das Brass then led a procession of our guests to the venue and even performed on the boat we had booked to get us there. They really were brilliant and got everyone singing along. One of the main highlights of our day and would 100% recommend booking! The guests raved about them all day!"
– Cara Sullivan, 5 August 2021, wedding in London
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"Hi Guys Thank you so much for making my party so brilliant last night, everyone loved you guys! It was a great night and you guys topped it off. Will definitely recommend you to everyone. Many thanks."
– Anna Spencer, 26 June 2021, birthday party in Surrey
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"Hi Guys, We have been meaning to send you a note to say thank you to you all for such a great time on Saturday. Both the band and DJ were amazing and really made the evening. We have received countless messages from people saying how good you guys were. You even managed to make some of those long lost uncles who we never expected to dance to get up and move their feet! James and Laura."
– James & Laura Simpson, 22 June 2021, wedding in Essex
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Set List

90's House Medley – Various

Aint No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

Come And Get Your Love – Redbone

Crazy In Love – Beyonce

Feel For You – Prince

Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude

Happy – Pharrel

Heartbroken – T2

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Like It Like That – Cardi B

Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

Rihanna Medley – Rihanna

Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye

Spottie Ottie Dopalicious – Outcast

Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics

Seven Nation Army – White Stripes

Sweet Like Chocolate – Shanks And Bigfoot

The Preacher – Horace Silver

Jungle Boogie – Cool And The Gang

I Feel Like Funkin It Up – Rebirth Brass Band

Africa – Toto

My Girl – Temptations

Valerie – The Zutons

Gibbous – Hypnotic Brass

Treasure – Bruno Mars

September – Earth Wind And Fire

Next Episode – Dr Dre And Snoop Dog

Shake Your Body – Shy Fx

Bourbon Street Parade – Paul Barbarin

Gimmie Some More – The J.b's/the Roots

Chase The Devil – Max Romeo

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