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Old Dirty Brasstards

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Last Show: Friday 6 th January 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Old Dirty Brasstards are a 10 piece drum and brass outfit made up of some of London’s top freelance Brass and percussion musicians, playing an eclectic mix of tunes from the Beatles through to Lady Gaga and Basement Jaxx by way of En Vogue. ODB aims are quite simple; to leave audiences smiling, singing and make them dance. Which has been done to great affect at their recent show’s around some of Britains top festivals including Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and Secret Garden party along with playing at venues like Koko and the Kentish town forum. This is Drum & Brass to shake yer ass! 

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“Old Dirty Brasstards won over the crowd instantly with people pleasing covers of ‘Uptown Funk’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Happy’ by Pharrell.”


After forming in 2012, Old Dirty Brasstards have been bringing their bombastic renditions of chart hits to iconic festivals across the UK. The crowds of Bestival, Glastonbury, Latitude and Secret Garden Party alike, have all been introduced to their innovative covers, ranging from Mark Ronson’s 2014 hit, ‘Uptown Funk’ to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ to Pharrell Williams’ record-breaking winter track, ‘Happy’.

This ten-man group, comprised of London’s finest musical talent, has graced renowned venues such as Fabric, Kentish Town Forum, Hammersmith Apollo, Koko and Scala. Their unique and fresh approach to rock, hip-hop, RnB, soul and funk music has earned them residencies at a number of London venues.

So, prepare to dispose of any preconceptions you may have. Their quaint and tweed-cladded dress code is merely a façade to their truly explosive live performances. King Brasstard and his band of musicians really are more than the average village fate entertainers. With their rocking renditions of ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby’ and their swanky take on Rhianna’s ‘Where Have You Been’, they are sure to get any age group up and moving.

To date, they have played a multitude of impressive sell-out shows, as well as private functions for all those wishing to have a good time. With their refreshing spin on brass band arrangement, the Old Dirty Brasstards are set to remain at the heart of any great party. 

Old Dirty Brasstards are a tweed-clad 10-piece brass and drum collective comprising of some of London’s leading freelance musicians, playing an eclectic fusion of pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, funk and soul covers, they never fail to get any dance floor jumping with joy!