‘…the outdoor stage at Constellations proved one of the highlights of Saturday, with a great blend of stylistically varied talent. With festival-goers enjoying the sporadic sun with intermittent clouds, many with a cold drink in hand – for much of the day the stage felt really summery, with great vibes provided as a result of many excellent bands. As the night drew on, and the fire pit was lit, revellers enjoyed a stunning set courtesy of Flat Cap Brass, whose uniquely energetic rhythms left crowds demanding more as their set drew to a close. Truly top performers.’
‘Then we headed out to the garden and just happened to bump into the Flat Cap Brass Band. They were playing brass covers of Beyonce, Rihanna, Cee Lo Green, Van Halen, White Stripes and ended on a mass singalong of Robbie Williams’ Angels. If you’d have told us that Robbie Williams would be responsible for a Sound City highlight, we’d have laughed in your face.
And yet, there was something about the unpretentiousness of it all that seemed to create a real moment. People were dancing on tables and enjoying themselves in a way that we didn’t really see at the other stages. Peppering pure, unabashed fun into the proceedings made all the difference, and we left totally re-energised. And if you think we’re exaggerating, check this; they were the only act of the entire weekend where we saw a packed audience chanting for an encore.’
‘Flat Cap Brass performed at our community event in York and were amazing! Their communication was great and they made the booking process so simple. Their mixture of old and new music struck a note with the different generations in the crowd and got them up and dancing.’
‘Flat Cap Brass are a pleasure to work with. Providing high quality, atmospheric funky tunes. Well versed in working the crowd, as they did with such aplomb at Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival and their gig at The Nook, Holmfirth. Top drawer musicians paired with real ale – brilliant!’
Sheila Sutton (Director – Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival and Licencee – The Nook Holmfirth)
‘I booked Flat Cap Brass for a Mother’s Day concert at Pontefract Castle. They were blokes in flat caps playing brass instruments, but it was excellent! Just what we wanted, fun, lively, jolly music, well played, by jolly Yorkshire-men. Will definitely book them again!
Ian Downes (Programme and Events Officer – Wakefield Council)
Social Media Comments
‘Sunday in York with friends made all the more special by the awesome classical funk sounds of Flat Cap Brass. Who doesn’t love a bit of Dvorak and Joaquin Rodrigo paired seamlessly with Jarvis Cocker, The Human League and A-Ha. What’s not to love?!’
‘These guys are brilliant! Flat Cap Brass bringing a smile to everyone’s face here in York!’