Christmas Appeal 2019

WEST YORKSHIRE BAND FLAT CAP BRASS RELEASE VERSION OF FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK TO SUPPORT SIMON ON THE STREETS

Flat Cap Brass have launched their Christmas appeal, producing their own version of the Christmas classic ‘Fairytale of New York’ to raise funds for West Yorkshire based homelessness charity Simon on the Streets. We’re grateful for any contributions to our appeal; these can be made via JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/flat-cap-brass.

Musical Director of Flat Cap Brass, Simon Jacobs, who is also Head of Music at Greenhead College in Huddersfield says: ‘We are delighted to be able to support Simon on the Streets with this version of  ‘Fairytale of New York’. We hope the video raises awareness of homelessness, whilst also raising a lot of money for the charity.’

James Reevell who co-directs Flat Cap Brass and is Head of Music Technology at Greenhead College recorded the track and produced the video. He noted that: ‘The video combines recent footage of Flat Cap Brass performing with the outstanding work of Simon on the Streets, in the recording we have tried to capture that classic Yorkshire Brass Band sound alongside Flat Cap Brass’s unique drum and brass take on a classic Christmas track.’

For further information, please contact Simon Jacobs, on 07557944819 or info@flatcapbrass.com

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BAND:

Flat Cap Brass are a friendly Yorkshire based funk brass band consisting of 2 trumpets, saxophone, 2 trombones, sousaphone and drums. The majority of the group of professional musicians met at the Royal Northern College of Music in the early 2000s. From the Sid Lawrence Orchestra to the Halle Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic to Ibiza DJ Jeremy Healy and the Prince Experience, it’s easier to count the professional ensembles in the North of England that these musicians haven’t played with than those they have.

The band have a broad repertoire that spans brass classics and covers of contemporary pop hits. Expect to hear the likes of diverse artists from Robbie Williams to The Human League and from Ed Sheeran to the Kaiser Chiefs recreated in a bold Yorkshire brass sound.

Wearing their trademark flat caps, Flat Cap Brass are in high demand on home soil and abroad for their distinctive and engaging performances. Highlights from their 2019 season include Liverpool Sound City Festival, Kendal Calling (main stage), Haizetara Festival in Bilbao and performances for the Tour de Yorkshire. Other high-profile clients include Welcome to Yorkshire, Wetherby Racecourse, Headingley for the Ashes and UA92 in Manchester.

You can find Flat Cap Brass on social media @flatcapbrass on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram