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Brass Volcanoes

The Brass Volcanoes return to Ashcroft Arts Centre after a fabulous concert in February 2019!

“Thank you @Brassvolcanoes for an entertaining, uplifting & magical gig. You definitely deserved the standing ovation and stamping feet!”

“Loved every minute, absolutely fantastic”


“Life affirming amazing masterclass”

“Brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening”

The Brass Volcanoes, based in London, are inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, while also incorporating influences from other cultures and genre’s.  This is all tied together with top class musicianship and a sense fun, giving the band its own unique sound.  Sousaphone player Graham Hughes formed the Brass Volcanoes in 2007, and from the outset the focus was on spontaneity, energy, interaction and joy.

The Brass Volcanoes have a repertoire built from songs that would be familiar on the streets of New Orleans, interpretations of songs from other genres, and numbers composed by members of the band themselves.  This gives the band its own unique sound unlike any other in the UK.

Described as a band that “is totally impossible not to enjoy”, The Brass Volcanoes has been inspiring people of all ages and tastes at clubs, arts centres and festivals across the UK.

“ 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 Barn Arts Centre

“saw you in Victoria Square earlier today, you rocked the place! One of the most entertaining and enjoyable gigs I've ever been to, and have said so on my page. Will definitely catch you again some time :)” Birmingham Jazz Festival

“They made my day with their enthusiastic, infectious vibe.”  Keswick Jazz Festival

“Loved, loved, LOVED this gig tonight - you were all amazing! X” Wilderness Festival

Book your tickets to see Brass Volcanoes at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham now!

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