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The Volcanoes – Brass Band | UK

The Volcanoes

A funky, energetic brass band from London mixing classic New Orleans sounds with Latin American, Cuban, Caribbean, funk, blues, jazz and more. They interpret popular tunes as well as original compositions, combining all the instruments together in a fabulous mixing pot of fun, spontaneity and funkiness! They can play for parades, and also play hymns and spirituals for traditional New Orleans style funerals. They have even supported Kathryn Jenkins! The band usually perform as a 7 piece, but can go down to a five piece if necessary.

Standard Length of Performance:

1 x 60 min set or 2 x 45 min sets or 3 x 45 min sets


”Loved, loved, loved this gig tonight! You were all amazing!”
– St Martin in the Fields

”You were all completely awesome! Thank you so much for coming down to our little backwater. Everyone loved you all and we want to get you back.“
– Riverhouse Arts Centre

“Thanks guys! That was absolutely brilliant, one of the best live performances I’ve ever been to! Hope to see you again soon.
– Private Client

“I saw you in Victoria Square earlier today, you rocked the place!”
– Birmingham Jazz Festival

“The Volcanoes were great and we all really enjoyed their set, they played perfectly for what we needed and although they were late due to a delayed flight, they managed to get on stage on time and play a great set that worked really well for our awards.”
– Green Thinking Services (via Contraband)

“It went great, thank you again for your help!…Did the band enjoy themselves?”
– Kreate Live Media Ltd (via Contraband)

Previous Clients Include:

Birmingham Jazz Festival
St Martin in the Fields
Swanage Jazz Festival
Newington Green Festival
Riverhouse Arts Centre
Quay Arts Centre
Underground Arts Centre
Electric Theatre
Keswick Jazz Festival

Repertoire Includes:

African Marketplace                            
Agua De Beber                                   
Aint No Sunshine                                 
And What If I Don’t                            
Are You Lonesome Tonight            
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon             
Black Sea Pudding                              
Blackbird Special                       
Blues Americain                                   
Bogolusa Strut                                     
Bring Me Sunshine                               
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom          
Chicken (The)                                     
Cissy Strut                                           
Day Tripper                                         
Easy Ditty                                            
Eye of the Tiger                                   
Feel Like Funkin It Up             
Feel So Good                                      
Feel The Beat                                      
Fungi Mamma                                     
Grandma’s Hands                                
Happy Daze                                        
I Get The Blues When It Rains 
I Left My Heart In San Francisco         
I Think                                                
I’m In The Mood For Love                 
I’m Walking                                        
It’s All Over Now                               
Jack The Lad                                      
Joe Avery                                            
Junko Partner                                      
Just A Closer Walk                             
Lou’s Good Dues Blues                       
Mama Innes                                        
Mardi Gras In New Orleans                
Mardi Gras Mambo                             
Mercy Mercy Mercy                           
Momma Jive                                        
Moon River                                         
Naadia’s Jam                                      
Night Train                                          
Nookie Men                                        
Old Man River                        
One Foot in the Fire                            
Plastic Bags                                         
Poor Boys’ Tango                               
Ranch Branch                                      
Ready or Not Here I Come                 
Rocky Theme (Gonna Fly Now)          
Shake Everything                                 
Stepping Out                                       
Stormy Weather                                  
Sunny New Year                                 
Tico Tico                                             
Up A Lazy River                                 
Vail of the Squinting Camel                  
Vodka Jelly                                         
Wade In The Water                             
Washington and Lee Swing                  
We Can’t Run                                     
We Have All The Time In the World    
Whooping Blues                                  
Wild Rover (The)                                
Willow Weep For Me                         
With You in Spirit                                
Wrapped in Spaghetti                          
Yellow Bird                                         
Pop covers:
Blame it on the Boogie
Crazy in Love
Eye of the Tiger
Go West
It’s Raining Men
I Will Survive
Like a Virgin
Ready or Not Here I Come
Relax, Respect

Photos of The Volcanoes