Top Five Brass

Top Five Brass

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Location London
Starting from £744
3 Reviews

One of Britain's most versatile and innovative brass group, based in London.

  • Highlights
  • Line-up includes trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba
  • Can accommodate song requests with prior notice
  • Previous clients include Olympics and Paralympics, Royal Festival Hall and Britten Theatre


Top Five Brass formed in 2010, where the players met at the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. The group has since gained a vast amount of experience as well as individual players embarking on serious careers as professional freelance musicians.

Between them, Top Five Brass have played with some of London's most distinguished ensembles, including the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. They have performed with renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, James Gaffigan and Vladimir Ashkenazy and played in some of the UK's most prestigious venues and halls - from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival! Some of Top Five Brass have even achieved a number 1 hit, both in the UK and abroad!

Top Five Brass' repertoire covers some classic quintet writing as well as some exciting arrangements. Top Five Brass even have a composer within their group who has written pieces especially for them!

With their broad range of style and repertoire, Top Five Brass can cater for all types of events and occasions, whether it be a concert recital, background music, fanfares for a wedding or an education workshop - all tailored to your individual needs.


Classical Music

  • Air - J.S. Bach
  • Aria of the Queen of the Night - W.A. Mozart
  • Calon Lan - John Hughes (arr. Edward Hallinan)
  • Fancies, Toyes & Dreames - Giles Farnaby
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Locus Iste - Bruckner
  • Nimrod - Elgar (arr. Toby Street)
  • Pomp & Circumstance March No.1 - Elgar
  • Rondo a la Turca - W.A. Mozart
  • Rule Britannia! - trad.
  • Sailor's Hornpipe - trad.
  • Shepherd's Hey! - Percy Grainger
  • Selections from The Water Music - Handel

Light & Upbeat Music

  • Bugler's Holiday - Leroy Anderson
  • The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
  • Fascinatin' Rhythm - Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • Selections from The Lion King - Elton John (arr. Toby Street)
  • Love Walked In - Gershwin
  • Selections from Les Misérables - Claude-Michel Schönberg
  • New York, New York! - John Kander
  • Le Petit Negre - Debussy
  • Strike Up The Band - Gershwin (arr. Toby Street)
  • The Stripper - Joe Loss (arr. Toby Street)
  • The Washington Post - J.P. Sousa
  • Selections from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein

Wedding Music

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Greensleeves - (trad.)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations - Elgar (arr.Toby Street)
  • The Water Music - G.F. Handel
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) - Wagner
  • Hornpipe from The Water Music - G.F. Handel
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Air (on the G String) - J.S. Bac
  • Movements from Quintet No. 1 - Ewald
  • The Swan - Saint Saëns
  • Aria from The Queen of the Night - Mozart
  • Overture from The Magic Flute - Mozart
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn
  • 'Zadok the Priest' - Handel (arr. Edward Hallinan)

Concert Music

  • Battle Suite - Samuel Scheidt
  • Quintet for Brass - Gareth Wood
  • Quintet No. 1 - Malcolm Arnold
  • Quintet No. 1 - Ewald
  • Overture from Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Suite Americana - Enrique Crespo

Christmas Music

  • A large selection of Christmas Carols
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town (arr. Toby Street)
  • Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (arr. Barnaby Philpott)
  • Stop the Cavalry (arr Barnaby Philpott)
  • Fairytale of New York (Jonny Abraham)
  • Jingle Bells (arr. Brass players of the New York Philharmonic, transcribed by Jonny Abraham)
  • Christmas Crackers - trad. (arr. Iveson)
  • It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (arr. Barnaby Philpott)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (arr. Barnaby Philpott)
  • Walking In The Air - Blake (arr. Ed Hallinan)
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas - trad.
  • Winter Wonderland (arr. Toby Street)

  • 5-piece brass band
  • Vocalist can be added on request

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Michael Yarrow

Event: Corporate
Location: Hertfordshire

Top Five Brass were an excellent choice as a five piece brass band. Hugely talented, adapted their playlist to the occasion, entered into the spirit of the occasion and were thoroughly enjoyed by all guests. Arrived promptly and very well organised. Would highly recommend!

Danielle Black

Event: Wedding
Location: Surrey

Amazing! Top Five Brass made the atmosphere of our drinks reception truly magical - Thank you so much.

Susan Mulcahy

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Hertfordshire

A huge thank you for everything Saturday night. You really set the mood of the party right from the start and it was greatly appreciated. It was fantastic to arrive and see you already set up and waiting patiently! One couple said they heard the music as they walked across the Common to the party which was exactly what we wanted.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £930
    • Norfolk £930
    • Suffolk £930
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £1,116
    • Leicestershire £1,116
    • Lincolnshire £1,116
    • Northamptonshire £1,116
    • Nottinghamshire £1,116
    • Rutland £1,116
    North East
    • Durham £1,488
    • North Yorkshire £1,488
    • Northumberland £1,488
    • South Yorkshire £1,488
    • Tyne and Wear £1,488
    • West Yorkshire £1,488
    • Yorkshire £1,488
    North West
    • Cheshire £1,240
    • Cumbria £1,240
    • Lancashire £1,240
    • Manchester £1,240
    • Merseyside £1,240
    • Aberdeen £1,860
    • Ayrshire £1,488
    • Dumfriesshire £1,240
    • East Lothian £1,240
    • Fife £1,488
    • Inverness £1,860
    • Lanarkshire £1,240
    • Midlothian £1,240
    • Perth £1,860
    • Stirlingshire £1,488
    • Sutherland £1,860
    • West Lothian £1,488
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £930
    • Berkshire £930
    • Buckinghamshire £930
    • East Sussex £930
    • Essex £930
    • Hampshire £930
    • Hertfordshire £930
    • Isle of Wight £930
    • Kent £930
    • London £744
    • Middlesex £930
    • Oxfordshire £930
    • Surrey £930
    • Sussex £930
    • West Sussex £930
    South West
    • Cornwall £1,488
    • Devon £1,488
    • Dorset £1,488
    • Somerset £1,488
    • Wiltshire £1,488
    • Anglesey £1,612
    • Brecon £992
    • Caernarvonshire £1,612
    • Cardigan £1,116
    • Carmarthen £992
    • Denbigh £1,612
    • Flint £1,612
    • Glamorgan £992
    • Monmouth £992
    • Pembroke £992
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £1,116
    • Herefordshire £1,116
    • Shropshire £1,116
    • Staffordshire £1,116
    • Warwickshire £1,116
    • Worcestershire £1,116

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    What are your standard performance times?
    Depending on the situation we will perform for any amount of time, from 10 minutes to 4 hours (including breaks).

    Are you able to offer extended performances / extra sets and at what fees?
    Yes. Extra fees to be negotiated.

    How much time do you require to set up and sound check?
    We only need 10 minutes to set up and sound check for most events, however for a formal recital we would prefereably like access to the venue for an hour or two beforehand for a runthrough and to get settled.

    How much Stage space do you require?
    We only require a 3m x 3m space.

    How many electrical sockets do you require?
    0 unless you wish to book us with a singer for our Christmas Sing along shows.

    What is your full line-up and instrumentation?
    Our full line up is 2x trumpets, 1x trombone, 1x french horn and 1x tuba

    Are you able to learn requests and at what extra charge (if any)?
    We can do some requests for free. If we need to arrange the music or buy it in, it will be at an added price of either the cost of the sheet music or c £50 for an arrangement.

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