Big Smoke Brass - UK have been bringing the brass band party to weddings across the UK and Europe since 2017 and have performed to thousands of people in venues big and small.
From surprise appearances during ceremonies to filling massive dance floors at evening receptions, our range of line-ups can provide feel-good music throughout the whole of your special day.
No two weddings are the same and the band is proud to be able to offer the flexibility to make your vision come to life. Contact us today to find out how we can make your wedding dreams a reality.
Elevate Your Wedding with Big Smoke Brass - UK
| Ceremony & Drinks Reception
Surprising your guests on your wedding day with a brass band can be a fun way to segue from your ceremony to your drinks reception.
Our 7-Piece Roaming Band can bring that surprise to almost any venue. With limited set-up and a totally acoustic sound, this line-up can appear at any point in the day and inject some party energy.
Perfect for lively background music during your drinks reception or even a totally unique alternative to traditional music in your ceremony. Get in touch to discover how our roaming band can bring some magic to your wedding day.
"We had Big Smoke Brass make a surprise entrance at our wedding just after our ceremony, and they nailed it perfectly, it was everything we imagined and more! All our guests loved it and have been raving about how great you were. We only wish we could have you back to do it all again!"
Sarah & Rob, Stanlake Park Wedding Venue 2022
| Evening Party
Big Smoke Brass is not your standard function band; we are your ticket to a wedding party like no other. Our Party Band line-ups are designed to inject a burst of energy and charisma into your celebration, creating memories that will have everyone talking long after the last note has played.
Whether it is our instrumental 6-Piece Party Band or our Party Band with Singer line-up, we take chart-toppers and classic hits and give them a fresh, brass-infused twist that's sure to get your guests moving and grooving.
For a wedding band with a difference, contact us today.
"Cannot thank Big Smoke Brass enough for an incredible contribution to our wedding party, including a surprise entrance to our first dance song that had everyone on their feet. But the whole set-list is brilliant. They brought an incredible energy that really elevated the party and so many of our guests have said how special the band was."
Rob (Groom), Hoxton, London 2023
| DJ Service
The band has finished playing but the party doesn't stop there. Keep your guests entertained into the early hours by adding a DJ set after the band has performed.
The band can arrange for one of our trusted DJ's to take you through a consultation process to understand your music tastes and create a set which you and your guests will love.
Send us a message to find out more about our popular DJ service and how we can take care of the party from start to finish.
DJ service available at £150 p/hr + VAT.
| Example Wedding Set List
1. Get Lucky
2. Crazy in Love
3. I Want You Back
6. Livin La Vida Loca
7. I'll Be There For You
8. Livin' On A Prayer
11. Chelsea Dagger
12. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
13. Proud Mary
14. Everytime We Touch
15. Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Want to hear a song which is not currently in the band's repertoire? We love adding new arrangements to our set and are always happy to accommodate song requests if possible. Bespoke arrangements are charged at a rate of £48 per song.
Contact us to see the full list of songs available for the different line-ups
Can I have an input into the set list?Yes. We will send you a copy of our song list and ask you to tell us which songs you like and which songs you are less keen on. From here, we will create a set list that takes your requests and combines them with songs we know go down well at every event we do, based on our extensive experience of performing at weddings.
How do I book the band?Get in touch with the details of your wedding and what you are looking for from Big Smoke Brass. After we have discussed all of the details of your wedding, you will be sent a contract and an invoice. The invoice will have the details of the 10% deposit which is required to secure your booking.
Do I need to provide the band with food and drink?At all weddings we ask that the band is provided with drinks for the duration of the booking. Any bookings at which the band is performing more than one set of music OR is more than 50 miles from London, we ask that the band is provided with a hot meal. This will preferably be served during the break between the sets although this of course is flexible based on your catering team and timings. When this is not possible, we will add a £10 per musician food rider to your final invoice.
Can the band do a surprise entrance?Absolutely. A major perk to having Big Smoke Brass perform at your wedding is that we can perform in just about any space without any set-up which makes us the perfect choice for a surprise entrance. This could take place after the ceremony, during the drinks reception or after the wedding breakfast. Please note, if you have booked one of the Party Band line-ups then there is set-up required. Whilst this does not rule out a surprise entrance, some thought must be given to how and when the band can set-up for the remainder of the set without giving the surprise away to your guests.
How much time do you need to set-up? Can we request an early arrival?We typically arrive one hour before the start of the performance. This is enough time for the band to set-up, warm-up and get changed before the music starts. The Roaming Band requires very little set-up and so often we will arrive 30 minutes before the performance starts. We are happy to discuss an earlier arrival time if you want the set-up to take place more than an hour ahead of the performance but please be aware that this will usually incur an additional cost. Wherever possible we will aim to be as flexible as possible.
My venue has a decibel limit for bands, will this be an issue?We have performed at many wedding venues where there is a decibel limit in place and have not had any issues with exceeding this limit. It is not possible to put a number on the volume that the band will reach on any given performance and because the band uses acoustic instruments there is not much that can be done to reduce the overall volume of the band. We are very happy to cooperate with venues which require the use of an electric drum kit or the in house sound system.
How far are the band willing to travel?The band travels all over the UK and Europe to perform at weddings. Weddings which are more than 100 miles from London incur an additional cost and when combined with a late finish are likely to be charged for accommodation as well.