• "We wanted to thank you for all your hard work in the organisation of the event, and to thank the band from the bottom of our hearts for their amazing performance..."

    Nicole & Mathieu, Bride & Groom, Auch, France
  • "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! The band were quite amazing on Saturday night, the vocalists incredible and the dance floor was packed from start to finish!"

    Caroline, Mother of the bride, Burkham (Hampshire)
  • "Let me just say a huge thank you for rocking our party! We had such a lot of fun!! Please can you pass on the message to all the musicians who played!"

    Nicole, Bride, London
  • "Please pass on our renewed thanks to the band. They were absolutely superb and made the evening. Seeing 100 people dancing to "Play that Funky Music White Boy" was something I shall remember with a smile..."

    Sarah, Bride, London
  • "I would like first and foremost to thank you for an absolutely amazing evening. The atmosphere was electric and the dance-floor full. Well done and thank you!!"

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Once again many thanks for making it a fabulous evening, as you did for my other daughter last summer - well done! I am now un/fortunately fresh out of marriageable children..."

    Diana, mother-of-the-bride, London
  • "Wow!! and wow again!! The Swing Connection were fabulous! I didn't doubt that they would be but they exceeded all expectations. The choice of music was spot on and the singer was great..."

    Sue, Birthday, Fleet (Hampshire)
  • "Absolutely blown away by your fantastic performance and we would not hesitate to strongly recommend you in the future. The artists were amazingly talented, and great fun too!..."

    Vicky, Bride, Hook (Hampshire)
  • "Thank you once again for the huge part you played in ensuring that this years' Leukaemia Research Charity Ball was such a success. Once again the dance floor remained full all evening and we all had a fantastic time."

    Christine, Organiser, London

Gold Diggers Brass Band

Quirky pop, soul and funk covers with a New Orleans marching brass band twist. Perfect for garden parties, charity events, drinks receptions, regattas and Olympic games events. Bollywood and Indian wedding options too!




Repertoire

The list below gives the most common choices of repertoire, but feel free to ask if you don't see your favourite tracks listed. We may be able to add them for you!

Sample Set
  • Bourbon Street Parade (Traditional)
  • Chameleon (Herbie Hancock/Rebirth Brass)
  • Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Do Whatcha Wanna (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Feel Like Funkin' It Up (Rebirth Brass)
  • Ghost Town (The Specials)
  • Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)
  • Human Nature (Michael Jackson/Youngblood Brass)
  • I'm Walkin' (Traditional)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • Mardi Grass In New Orleans (Traditional)
  • Message In A Bottle (The Police)
  • Passtime Paradise (Stevie Wonder/Youngblood Brass)
  • Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake/HCB)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon/HCB)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Superfreak (Rick James)
  • The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson)

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Full Repertoire list
  • A Closer Walk With Thee (Traditional)
  • Basin St Blues (Traditional)
  • Bourbon Street Parade (Traditional)
  • Bring Down The Birds (Herbie Hancock)
  • Brooklyn (Youngblood Brass Band)
  • Cantaloupe Island (Herbie Hancock)
  • Chameleon (Herbie Hancock/Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Cissy Strut (The Meters/Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
  • Do Whatcha Wanna (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
  • Feel Like Funkin' It Up (Rebirth Brass Band)
  • Ghost Town (The Specials)
  • Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)
  • Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles/Maceo Parker)
  • Hang Up Your Hangups (Herbie Hancock)
  • Hey Ya (Outkast)
  • Higher and Higher (Jackie Wilson)
  • Human Nature (Michael Jackson/Youngblood Brass Band)
  • I Got You, I Feel Good (James Brown)
  • I'm Walkin' (Fats Domino)
  • Jump (Van Halen)
  • Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
  • Lady Be Good
  • Love The One You're With (Steven Stills/Aretha Franklin)
  • Mardi Grass In New Orleans (Traditional)
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Cannonball Adderley)
  • Message In A Bottle (The Police)
  • Message To Rudy (The Specials)
  • Passtime Paradise (Stevie Wonder/Youngblood Brass Band)
  • Pass The Peas (The JBs)
  • Rock Your Body (Justin Timberlake/Hackney Colliery Band)
  • Round One (Youngblood Brass Band)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings of Leon/Hackney Colliery Band)
  • Shine (Traditional)
  • St. Louis Blues (Traditional)
  • Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
  • Superfreak (Rick James)
  • Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns 'n' Roses)
  • Take Your Mama Out (Scissor Sisters)
  • The Chicken (Pee Wee Ellis/Maceo Parker)
  • The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
  • Tiger Rag (Traditional)
  • Thriller (Michael Jackson)
  • War (Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
  • Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock)
  • Wanna Be Startin' Something (Michael Jackson)
  • When The Saints Go Marching In (Traditional)
Indian / Bollywood repertoire
These are popular choices for Bollywood style tunes at recent Indian weddings. It is possible to arrange new requests for your event if required.
  • Aaj Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
  • Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle)
  • Loay Loay Aaja Mahi
  • Emosanal Attyachar
  • Tunak Tunak Tun

*4-piece band would play more 'traditional' New Orleans repertoire as the majority of pop/soul arrangements require at least a 5-piece band. Less

Performance Options

  • [4]* - Trumpet, Sax, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [5] - Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [6] - Trumpet, 2 x Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [6v] - Female vocals, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [7] - 2 x Trumpet, 2 x Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [7v] - Female vocals, 2 x Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [8] - 2 x Trumpet, 2 x Sax, 2 x Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [8v] - Female vocals, 2 x Trumpet, 2 x Sax, Trombone, Sousaphone, Drums
  • [9] - 2 x Trumpet, 2 x Sax, 2 x Trombone, Sousaphone, 2 x Drums
  • (Optional PA system for larger events; not required as standard)





Biography

The Gold Diggers Brass Band is a 4/5-piece brass & percussion band playing quirky pop and funk covers with a New Orleans marching 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.


Add female vocals
Due to popular demand we have now added the option of female vocals ("Lady M") 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, at an Indian wedding 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!


*NEW* Bollywood / Indian Brass Band Options
Due to popular demand we have a new 'Bollywood' themed marching brass band option. A selection of Indian songs (see repertoire list on the left of this page) have been specifically arranged for the band to provide the perfect atmosphere and accompaniment to a traditional Indian wedding. We can accompany the groom on the baraat, welcome the bride, play music to accompany your guests, provide the music for the evening party and dancing, or why not have us perform for the whole event!