High Society Brass Band

High Society is a professional, highly versatile brass band performing a wide range of music including jazz from the 20's to 40's, easy listening, dixie jazz and traditional brass music. Brass Band in London.

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The players have been together since 1995 and are all exceptionally qualified in their field. Between them they have won the Young Musician of the Year back in 1980, studied at the Royal College of Music and performed regularly with London show orchestras.

1st Trumpet - Elaine studied trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1980 she was the Brass Champion of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, which subsequently led to various engagements throughout Europe and Britain. Elaine currently teaches trumpet and piano for the Kent Music School

French Horn - Tracey is the newest member of the quintet joining us in 1998. She studied french horn at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduating she has combined peripatetic teaching with a career as a professional horn player performing regularly with London show orchestras.

Tuba - Geoff served for six years with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band as a Tuba player. He founded Premier Brass in 1995 after leaving the army. Geoff freelances as a tuba player with orchestras and other ensembles in the South East and is currently studying for a music degree.

2nd Trumpet - Tim studied trumpet at the Royal College of Music. He now freelances as a trumpet player in South East orchestras and shows, and conducts Gillingham Concert Brass. He was a founding member of Premier Brass and has played with us since 1995.

Trombone - David is a freelance trombone player based in Surrey. He performs with local orchestras and pit bands on a regular basis. David is the professional music arranger for the group.

Previous clients & venues include:

  • The Chelsea Flower Show
  • The Conservative Party Conference
  • Connex South East Trains
  • ISS Kosovan Childrens Appeal
  • John Lewis
  • Channel 5
  • Pasta Hut

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Line up & Options:

5 piece: Tuba, trombone, french horn, 2 x trumpets

Additional options:

  • Additional brass musicians up to a 23 piece band

Performance times:

A typical performance is for up to 2 hours of music

Selected Repertoire:

Pop / Chart Music

Whistle - Flo Rida
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
It's Raining Men - Gerri Halliwell
Sex Bomb - Tom Jones
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
The Final Countdown - Europe
Gangnam Style - Psy
On the Floor - Jennifer Lopez ft. pitbull
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Karma Chameloeon –  Culture Club
Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Little Talks – Of Mice and Men
Tell Me Ma – Sham Rock
Sit Down – James
Yes Sir I can Boogie – Baccara
Rivers of Babylon – Boney M
Don’t  look Back in Anger – Oasis
Dear Darlin’  - Olly Murrs
Still Into You - Paramore

Classical

Air on the g string
Rondeau from abdelazar
Humoresque
Pavane
Eine kleine nachtmusik
Turkish march
Overture william tell
Overture to the magic flute
La rejouissance
Sabre dance
Handels water music
Cortege from "mlada"
Puttin' on the ritz
Mood indigo
Moonlight serenade
The nearness of you
Ain't misbehavin'In the mood
Four hits for five
Strike up the band
Anything goes

Easy listening
Tuba tiger rag
Amazing grace
King of the road
Cantina band from "star wars"
Bohemian rhapsody
The way we were
The james bond theme
La cumparisita
My heart will go on from
The pink panther
One voice
Can you feel the love tonight
When i'm sixty four
Hey jude
Can't buy me love
Wedding march
Bridal march
Trumpet tune
Trumpet voluntary
Let the bright seraphim
The liberty bell
The stars and stripes forever
Colonel bogey
The washington post
Rule britannia
The thunderer

Traditional Christmas Carols

Angels from The Realms of Glory (Iris)
As With Gladness Men of Old
Auld Lang Syne
Away in A Manger
Calypso Carol
Carol for the Nativity
Carol of the Bells
Carol of the Drum
Coventry Carol
Deck the Hall
Ding Dong!Merrily on High
Do You Hear What I Hear?
God of God, the Uncreated
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Glad Sound!
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
Il Est Ne
In The Bleak Mid Winter
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (Traditional)
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World!
Little Donkey
O Christmas Tree
O Come, all ye Faithful
O Come, Immanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Christmas Carol)
Once in Royal Davids City
Past Three O'Clock
Patapan
Personent Hodie
Sans Day Carol
See Amid the Winters Snow
Silent Night
Sussex Carol
The First Nowell
The Holly and the Ivy
The Twelve Days of Christmas
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Chid is this? (Greensleeves)
When a Child is Born
While Shepherds Watched

Christmas Songs / Pop Hits

All I Want For Christmas is You
Christmas Rock
Fairy Tale of New York
Frosty the Snowman
Gaudete
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
I Believe in Father Christmas
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday
Mary's Boy Child
Merry Christmas Everyone
Mistletoe and Wine
O Holy Night
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
Sleigh Ride
Step Into Christmas
Stop The Cavalry
The Christmas Song
Troika
Wassail March
When Santa Got Stuck Up the Chimney
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

This is just a small selection of the bands repertoire which features over 2,000 pieces of music

Testimonials:

The band were the highlight of the day!!! Absolutely amazing... everybody loved them and the carols kept Russell and I calm as we waited to go in. Please pass on our thanks to the band.
Paul Nicholson

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Very pleased, the client commented how great they were. We are looking forward to working with them again.
Karen Ballantine

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Very co-operative and easy to work with. Good play list which went down very well with the audience"
J Freund - De La Warr Pavillion

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Very pleased, the client commented how great they were. We are looking forward to working with them again.
K Ballantine

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Excellent musicians! Very accommdating - Thank you. Loved the Wallace and Gromit theme tune, one of our favourites.
Mr & Mrs Bond, wedding

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We would like to express our thanks to High Society for performing at our daughter's wedding. Having live music of such high standard made the day even more special. We have had many complementary comments form our guests.
Mr & Mrs B.L.Reeves, Wales

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The band went out of their way to be helpful - they met all our requests with a high level of professionalism and skill. They played really well and had put a lot of thought in to the show. We could not have wished for more - thank you.
Nicky Ostwald - private party

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...5 very talented people playing some great tunes.
S Griffiths, Chelsea flower show

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