CHAMELEON BRASS BAND
Big Brass Band that can play on any street corner, no PA, no Stage, anytime! Jazz mixed with Funk and Hip Hop this band includes some of Perths top jazz/funk horns. Music to make you dance in the street.
As well as roving street performances, the Chameleon Brass Band also offers a spectacular stage performance which takes the funky music to a whole new level. The band moves out of the realm of street performance into a high energy Jazz-Funk presentation of classic and contemporary music that is an awesome pleasure to both the eye and the ear. For stage gigs we add our hip-hop MC – 2006 WAMI Freestyle champion Ryan “the Apprentice" Crothers. The audience will be left with no option but to get up on their feet and shake their thang!
The Chameleon Band line up currently includes Trumpets, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Sousaphone (Tuba), Snare Drum, Bass Drum and percussion. The musicians of the Chameleon Brass Band are all experienced performers and music educators including:
Marty Pervan - Legendary Perth Trumpeter/Trombonist -
Damien Denyer - Bari-sax phenomenon -
Allistair “Tobasco Al” McEvoy - Tenor Sax - Runner up for the James Morrison Scholarship 2005
Ryan “the Apprentice” Crothers - MC, Freestayle rap, percussion - winner of this year’s WAMI MC Freestyle competition.
Jimmy ‘the Lips’ Murphy - Funk Club Legend, Trumpet -
Tilman Robinson - Trombone extraordinaire -
Tim Hepburn - Trombone T#2 -
Claire McGowan - Sousaphone
Matt Wright - Snare
Benna Coyne - Vocal MC & percussion
Ken Allen - Bass Drum -
Chameleon’s Musical Director and trumpet player Adrian Hicks is also an accomplished composer with the CBB original ‘We Don’t Worry’ making the finals in the “Urban" section of the 2006 WAMI songwriter’s awards and one of his pieces ‘Minor Altercation’ released on the WAAPA Big Band début album Random Musings.
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