Brass Beats Collective

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Audibly and visually thrilling! The perfect festival band! – Musicians’ Union

A super high energy dance brass band, guaranteed to get you dancing!! Manchester International Festival

The Brass Beats Collective is made up of trumpets, trombones, saxophone, sousaphone and drums. The band varies in size from a 4-piece to a 7-piece, depending on the event.

We play dance music, including drum and bass, hip-hop, reggae, dubstep, Mariachi, Balkan and more. Most of our music is original, (composed by Joel Cooper), however we do play some choice covers, including tracks by MC Hammer, Nero, Bob Marley, Mosca, Madness, Gorillaz and Daft Punk.

Brass Beats Collective have active groups in London, Ipswich, Manchester, and Berlin, all managed by Joel Cooper.

The band was formed in 2009, following a busking tour of Europe (10 capital cities in 30 days!). Since then we have performed at countless club venues, parties, and festivals around the UK, including Creamfields, Manchester International Festival, Parklife, Beatherder, the Edinburgh Festival, (4 years in a row), playing at the E4 venue with the‘Tom Tom Crew’, and on Stephen. K. Amos’s live stand-up comedy show, (with dancing monkeys!).

In 2010 we brought out our first, self-titled album, (formerly ‘Hot Botz Brass Band’). In July 2013, (as a bigger 6-piece band and guest MC), we released the single, ‘Tremor’, premiered at the Beatherder Festival. We released another single, ‘Free yourself’, (featuring Kathryn Pemberton), in June 2015. ‘Right Through You’, was released on New Years Day, 2021, and we will release an exciting new album in Autumn 2023.

Brass Beats Collective were shortlisted for BBC Radio 1’s live lounge competition 2021, and have had tracks broadcast on many radio stations worldwide.

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