The Hornets

The Hornets

  • Base Location:

    London
  • Guide Price:

    £2,440 + Travel

Get your big day started in serious style with The Hornets - the UK’s foremost brass roaming band!

Style

This brilliant brass band will roam around your party performing right in front of your guests – they’ll even walk you down the aisle for your very own horn procession!

Standard Package

  • Professional 6-piece roaming brass band with an infectious live show!
  • Up to 90 minutes of live music, split in to sets as required
  • Set list full of feel-good tunes, old and new
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Dedicated booking manager on hand throughout the booking and planning process

Optional Extras

  • Evening stage show
The Hornets are amazing! They were the icing on the cake to our special day! All of us doing a conga around the marquee will be a lasting memory.

Video

Repertoire

Roaming New Orleans Funk

Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Cissy Strut - The Meters / Feel Like Funking It Up! - Rebirth Brass
Down By The River Side
It’s All Over Now (Dirty Dozen Version)
King Off The Swingers - Disney
Oh When The Saints -  André Rieu
When You Go To New Orleans - Professor Longhair

Soul/Pop Classics (All Roamable)

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Beatles Medley - The Beatles
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Ein Prosit (Oktoberfest)
Fairytale In New York - The Pogues
Forget You (Oktoberfest) - Ceelo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Junior
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang / Let Me Clear My Throat - Dj Kool
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Oom Pah Pah (Oktoberfest) - Lionel Bart
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul Finger - The Bar - Kays
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline (Oktoberfest) - Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Take On Me - A - Ha
Together In Electric Dreams - Philip Oakey
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon / Feeling Hot (Roaming) - The Merry-men
You Can’t Touch This - MC Hammer / Super Freak - Rick James

Christmas Classics

All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Do They Know It’s Christmas - Bob Geldof
Fairytale In New York - The Pogues
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - J. Fred Coots And Haven Gillespie
Step Into Christmas - Elton John

Selection Of Carols

testimonials

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“Full of energy and irresistibly danceable. They're unexpected and original but also a total crowd pleaser.”

Pat - Wedding, Surrey
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“Such a great band! Loved the interaction on the dance floor - a really memorable night.”

Kate - Wedding, London
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“Really enjoyed this band at our mates wedding, they started the party off with a bang! Great tunes, awesome energy, the dance floor was popping!!!!”

Guest - Wedding, London
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“Never seen at a wedding party such an amazing band. Thanks to their talent, energy and irony they've brought the party alive... not even the heaviest ass could resist their groove!”

Giovanni - Wedding, London
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“We invited The Hornets over the Jubilee weekend celebration at Live at Hammersmith. They created such a happy, cheerful atmosphere, our visitors loved their performance. They even made people dance and sing along. Chris is not only a great musician but a lovely and friendly person. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his band to anyone looking for a music band to perform at any venue.”

IKEA - Corporate Event
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“The Hornets were a well needed icebreaker for our event as it was made up of 3 different branches who were rather reticent to socialise! The band got amongst everyone and instantly people started dancing and chanting along!”

Animal Health Charity - Corporate Event
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“The Hornets are amazing! They were the icing on the cake to our special day! All of us doing a conga around the marquee will be a lasting memory. Chris was always super chilled on hand to help with arrangements.”

Joe - Wedding, London
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“The band was fantastic! The megaphone vocals added another layer to the carnival getting the whole crowd singing along. Thanks guys!”

Private Festival
  • Star
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“The Hornets are the only high-impact Brass band for events. Super talented and above & beyond in delivering awesome live entertainment.”

Begin the Party
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“We booked The Hornets to open on the main stage of Thame Town Music Festival. This involved a flash mob-type opening from the audience area and they paraded around before mounting the stage to play a great set. This ensured that the festival got going with a bang and everyone was energised by these excellent musicians playing much-loved tunes. It’s also a musical form that is almost never experienced in a festival setting and all the more enjoyable for that.”

Thame Music Festival

Key Info

The Hornets | New Orleans Style Roaming Brass Band, London
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£2,440
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Percussion
  • Sousaphone
  • Trombone
  • Sax
  • 2x Trumpet
Lead Vocals:
  • Instrumental

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?

20 minutes

What time do you play?

Any time to suit you. Standard prices are for 2 x 45 minute sets or 1 x 90 minute set of live music, anytime throughout the day or evening.

How long do you play for?

We can perform 90 minutes of music, split in to sets as required.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

We don’t use a PA or lighting as we roam about mingling with guests and perform completely unamplified.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

Not a lot! The great thing about performing unplugged is we only need as much space as 4 people and our instruments take up!

How much power do you require?

None.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

Video

Repertoire

Roaming New Orleans Funk

Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Cissy Strut - The Meters / Feel Like Funking It Up! - Rebirth Brass
Down By The River Side
It’s All Over Now (Dirty Dozen Version)
King Off The Swingers - Disney
Oh When The Saints -  André Rieu
When You Go To New Orleans - Professor Longhair

Soul/Pop Classics (All Roamable)

Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Beatles Medley - The Beatles
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé
Don’t Stop Believing - Journey
Ein Prosit (Oktoberfest)
Fairytale In New York - The Pogues
Forget You (Oktoberfest) - Ceelo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Junior
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang / Let Me Clear My Throat - Dj Kool
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Oom Pah Pah (Oktoberfest) - Lionel Bart
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake Your Body - The Jacksons
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Soul Finger - The Bar - Kays
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline (Oktoberfest) - Neil Diamond
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Take On Me - A - Ha
Together In Electric Dreams - Philip Oakey
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon / Feeling Hot (Roaming) - The Merry-men
You Can’t Touch This - MC Hammer / Super Freak - Rick James

Christmas Classics

All I Want For Christmas - Mariah Carey
Do They Know It’s Christmas - Bob Geldof
Fairytale In New York - The Pogues
Last Christmas - Wham
Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - J. Fred Coots And Haven Gillespie
Step Into Christmas - Elton John

Selection Of Carols

testimonials

  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Full of energy and irresistibly danceable. They're unexpected and original but also a total crowd pleaser.”

Pat - Wedding, Surrey
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Such a great band! Loved the interaction on the dance floor - a really memorable night.”

Kate - Wedding, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Really enjoyed this band at our mates wedding, they started the party off with a bang! Great tunes, awesome energy, the dance floor was popping!!!!”

Guest - Wedding, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“Never seen at a wedding party such an amazing band. Thanks to their talent, energy and irony they've brought the party alive... not even the heaviest ass could resist their groove!”

Giovanni - Wedding, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We invited The Hornets over the Jubilee weekend celebration at Live at Hammersmith. They created such a happy, cheerful atmosphere, our visitors loved their performance. They even made people dance and sing along. Chris is not only a great musician but a lovely and friendly person. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his band to anyone looking for a music band to perform at any venue.”

IKEA - Corporate Event
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The Hornets were a well needed icebreaker for our event as it was made up of 3 different branches who were rather reticent to socialise! The band got amongst everyone and instantly people started dancing and chanting along!”

Animal Health Charity - Corporate Event
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The Hornets are amazing! They were the icing on the cake to our special day! All of us doing a conga around the marquee will be a lasting memory. Chris was always super chilled on hand to help with arrangements.”

Joe - Wedding, London
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The band was fantastic! The megaphone vocals added another layer to the carnival getting the whole crowd singing along. Thanks guys!”

Private Festival
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“The Hornets are the only high-impact Brass band for events. Super talented and above & beyond in delivering awesome live entertainment.”

Begin the Party
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star

“We booked The Hornets to open on the main stage of Thame Town Music Festival. This involved a flash mob-type opening from the audience area and they paraded around before mounting the stage to play a great set. This ensured that the festival got going with a bang and everyone was energised by these excellent musicians playing much-loved tunes. It’s also a musical form that is almost never experienced in a festival setting and all the more enjoyable for that.”

Thame Music Festival

Key Info

The Hornets | New Orleans Style Roaming Brass Band, London
Based:
London
Guide Price:
£2,440
Genre:
Line-Up:
  • Percussion
  • Sousaphone
  • Trombone
  • Sax
  • 2x Trumpet
Lead Vocals:
  • Instrumental

FAQ

How long do you take to set-up?

20 minutes

What time do you play?

Any time to suit you. Standard prices are for 2 x 45 minute sets or 1 x 90 minute set of live music, anytime throughout the day or evening.

How long do you play for?

We can perform 90 minutes of music, split in to sets as required.

Do you have your own PA and lighting?

We don’t use a PA or lighting as we roam about mingling with guests and perform completely unamplified.

What is the website guide price based on?

The published guide price is based on our 3-piece line-up performing at a venue within 30 miles of our base in London. We charge travel costs for venues further than 30 miles, and if your venue is more than a 2 hours 30 mins drive home, we charge a bit extra so we can book accommodation. For an accurate quote please contact us with your event date and venue details.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes.

Will you perform our first dance?

Yes, as long as we have two weeks notice we will learn the first dance of your choice.

How much space do you require?

Not a lot! The great thing about performing unplugged is we only need as much space as 4 people and our instruments take up!

How much power do you require?

None.

Do I need to provide food/drinks?

Ideally soft drinks and a hot meal or buffet. But this is certainly not a deal breaker so if you can’t provide this, just let us know in advance and we’ll bring food & drink with us.

The Hornets

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