The Gold Diggers Brass Band is a 4/5-piece brass & percussion band playing quirky pop and funk covers with a New Orleans infused brass band twist. They are completely portable and acoustic so they are equally at home performing on a lawn at a garden party or performing on stage in an arena! Their flexible lineup enables the band to adapt to more of a 'compact' performance with the 4/5-piece or they can scale up to the full-on brass extravaganza of the 9-piece marching sound machine.
Looking for something a little different?
Due to popular demand we have now added the option of female vocals to the performance. New musical arrangements have been produced specifically to include vocals and to demonstrate the awesome musicianship of the vocal/brass/percussion combo. A performance with vocals would include an eclectic selection of songs with female lead vocals, some 'ensemble' songs where the guys in the band also sing along with the female singer, and a selection of the ever-popular instrumental arrangements. Please see our promotional video (above) for an example of a performance.
Their musical arrangements are completely original and not necessarilly of tunes you would expect a brass band to play; Van Halen and Stevie Wonder alongside The Meters and The Scissor Sisters. The band draws its influence from legendary pop and soul artists such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson, performing in the style of some of today's outstanding 'second line' and 'street' brass bands such as Youngblood Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band and The Hackney Colliery Band (with which some of GDBB's musicians perform). Completely unique, entertaining and unexpected!
The Gold Diggers are equally at home performing at a garden party, a drinks reception, in a 'parade' style performance or even performing the main music at a party or wedding reception. The use of marching drums and sousaphone enable the band to move around if required but they can perform in one location (and use drum kit) if preferred. If your wedding ceremony is taking place close to your drinks reception why not have the band lead you 'New Orleans style' from the cermeony to make a grand entrance at your reception?! You could have the band perform one set at the drinks reception and another during the evening party. Basically, the Gold Diggers Brass Band is extremely versatile and can adapt to most situations. With size options ranging from 4 to 9-piece and optional vocals (with "Lady M & The Gold Diggers") and PA system for larger events you can't go wrong!