About

The Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood.

The band has performed all over the world – in venues, at festivals, and for Indian weddings in the UK, Norway, India, Thailand and South Africa. The BBB is versatile, playing both amplified stage sets and in a street formation, and they are equally at home headlining a festival or delivering exciting workshops in schools.

Repertoire covers classics from the Golden Age of Bollywood up to current hits and stage shows can feature Bollywood film clips or a dancer to get your audience up and dancing. With brass, saxophone, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone, the BBB is one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around.

Highlights

World Music & Jazz Festivals

  • Rudolstadt Festival – Germany
  • Rio Loco – Toulouse
  • St Mark’s Square – Venice carnival
  • Festival de la Merce – Barcelona
  • Sziget Festival – Budapest,
  • Roskilde Festival – Denmark
  • Kaustinen Festival – Finland
  • Tulip Festival – Canada
  • Druga Godba Festival -Slovenia
  • Oslo Mela – Norway
  • Berchidda Festival – Sardinia
  • Festival Octobre en Normandie

UK Performances

  • Purcell Room, London
  • Wychwood Festival
  • WOMAD UK
  • London Mela
  • BBC Blue Peter Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Schools Prom Royal Albert Hall, London
  • Bridgewater Hall – Manchester
  • Thames Festival – London
  • Family Orchestra, BBC Proms
  • Glastonbury Festival

Street Arts Festivals

  • Les Accroches Coeurs – France
  • Kultursommer am Rhein

International Events

  • Fashion show finale – Delhi
  • Oslo Opera House – Norway
  • Ignite! – Olympic Stadium, Sydney

The Band

Kay Charlton

Kay Charlton
Trumpet/Projects Manager



Jas Daffu

Jas Daffu
Dhol and Dholak


Sarha Moore

Sarha Moore
Soprano Saxophone



Nick Cattermole

Nick Cattermole
Bass drum, samples and flute



Tom Marriot

Tom Marriot
Trombone



Dave Jago

Dave Jago
Trombone


Mark Allan

Mark Allan
Baritone Saxophone / Band Manager / VJ



Steve Pretty

Steve Pretty
Trumpet

Philippe d’Amonville

Philippe d’Amonville
Snare Drum and Drum-kit



Rav Neiyyar

Rav Neiyyar
Tabla and Dhol