Brass’d Off Series

Heavy Beat Brass Band

In association with Shades of Soul Ltd

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Last Show: Friday 1 st April 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Heavy Beat Brass Band are a new NOLA style brass band based Birmingham UK. Remixing modern jazz, pop and funk music with the heavy sounds of New Orleans. HBBB are a unique brass band made up of 8 young professional musicians personally mentored by Keith Frazier of New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band. Featured on ITV’s This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby HBBB are guaranteed to get the party started. 

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Originating in Birmingham Heavy Beat Brass Band started up in early September 2017. With the intention of bringing the New Orleans attitude and culture to the streets of Birmingham HBBB began busking on the along New Street and slowly started kicking up a storm among the local music scene. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, With a demo EP (available for free via Soundcloud) a full length studio album, a UK tour and an expansive repertoire of all killer, no filler tunes every Heavy Beat show to date has been packed with explosive energy and vibe.

Consisting of 8 graduates from the Birmingham Conservatoire Heavy Beat are the youngest and freshest brass band in the UK. 

Band Lineup

Alex Astbury (trumpet)
Max Astbury (trumpet)
Dan Spirett (tenor sax)
David Sear (tenor trombone)
Felicity Evans (baritone sax)
Charlie Lancaster (sousaphone)
Charlie Johnson (snare drum)
Matthew Holmes (bass drum)