‘…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.’
Sound City Festival, Liverpool
‘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.’
Sound City Festival, Liverpool
‘You guys were absolutely incredible, we cannot thank you enough. You made the evening. Stephen mentioned in his speech that a brass band was the one thing I wanted and you guys were more than we could have dreamed of. We hope to see you again at some point in the future!’
Wedding, Lake District
‘Sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak last night. I wanted to thank you and all the band so much for your amazing set. I had such fun, and so many people were saying how much they enjoyed it. It’s been a pleasure organising this with you, and you made the evening really memorable.’
You guys were amazing! We had such a great time and every song was so top drawer. We had so many people say how fun the band was so thank you!
Yeah we loved the amount of people up dancing non stop! Cheers!
‘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.’
Community Event, York
‘My wife and I booked the Flat Cap Brass Band for our recent wedding. Simon and the band couldn’t have been more accommodating.
The whole process was completely stress free and the band absolutely understood the theme of the wedding and the sort of music my wife and I had hoped to hear.
The band made our wedding that extra special and all of our guests commented on how great they sounded. Nothing was too much and they exceeded our expectations.
We also booked the DJ package following the bands performance which was fantastic. Music was such an important part of our wedding and the band completely delivered.’
Mr & Mrs Williams.
‘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!’
Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival and The Nook
‘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!’