Do you play live?
What instruments do you play?
Our standard line-up includes up to seven vocalists with drums, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, two trumpets, two saxophones and two trombones – although a number of other instruments including violin, mandolin, clarinet, banjo, additional acoustic/electric guitar, recorder/whistle, flugelhorn(s), keytar and auxiliary percussion are also incorporated into our set.
How long do Brass & Co. play for and how many breaks does the band take during the night?
A standard engagement is approx. 2.5 hours. Within this, one 15-minute break may be taken to facilitate the service of food (if applicable to your event). Background music is provided during any such interval to preserve the atmosphere of the event.
Will the band learn a special song?
If you provide some notice (2-3 weeks) notice we will endeavor to learn and perform your special song to your satisfaction.
The ages of our guests will vary considerably. Can your band play all types of music?
The versatility and quality of musicianship in our band is such that our musicians can authentically perform a wide variety of music ranging from Strauss Waltzes to today’s Top 40 dance music. Our song list is very extensive and includes music from every era.
Will the band perform at a volume that is comfortable for me and for my guests?
Brass & Co. will perform music which is especially suited for your event. Also, as the party progresses, we are always amenable to altering the volume at your request.
Can I decide what type of music will be played during my event?
After 30 years of playing in Ireland and the UK at countless events of all shapes and sizes. Our band is extremely capable of ‘reading the audience’ and choosing music we are confident will pack the dance floor, however, we are always open to additional direction. Please feel free to go through our song list and highlight any selections you would particularly like the band to play or omit.
Do you provide a DJ service?
We do not but from our experience we can recommend DJ services on request.
Do you have your own sound and lighting equipment?
Our professional sound and lighting equipment is suitable for venues of all shapes and sizes.
How long does it take Brass & Co. to set up?
In most venues we are set up and ready to play in about 30-40 minutes. Our aim is to be ready and waiting for the client and not the other way around.
Can the band set up after the banquet at my event?
Brass & Co. can set up before or after your banquet, by arrangement. Please note that our standard practice is to set up immediately before playing. If an early set up, i.e. before a banquet, is required this must be confirmed in advance when making an initial booking. Any additional charges, if applicable, will be outlined at this stage.
Can you accompany singers if required?
Guest artists/singers can be accommodated at the request of the client.
What do you wear on stage?
We have always had uniquely tailored stage-wear as shown in our Gallery and Video clips. Our current stage wear is uniform dark suits over lilac open-neck shirts. More formal attire can be accommodated at the request of the client.
Can I hear you play before I book?
How much do you charge?
There is no fixed price. Each event is unique and price, determined by a number of organisational factors, is quoted on a per-client basis. Contact us to discuss your personal event needs.
Are there any additional and/or hidden charges?
No. The quote that we supply is the total cost of hiring the band and is based on the clients needs according to information that is given to us.
Do you require a deposit?
A deposit is required to secure Brass & Co. for your event. The amount payable is a percentage of the total cost and details of this are outlined at the booking stage.
Do you have some testimonials from previous clients?
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Where I can learn more about Brass & Co.?
www.brassandco.com is the official website of Brass & Co. and contains the most up-to-date information of our group. Information from third party sources may not have originated from Brass & Co. and should not be considered representative of our group.
We hope the information supplied here is helpful, but, as each engagement is unique, please contact us directly should you require additional information.
With 30 years experience providing music for all types of engagements, Brass & Co has earned an excellent reputation for great music and personalised service.