Oompah band required - Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by agentorange, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    A friend of my sister would like to book an Oompah Band for an event in the Pontefract area this summer.

    Anyone have any contact details or recommendations?

    Thanks in anticipation.
  2. chiephonium

    chiephonium Member

    Could we not muster something up boss.... Bit of Hootenanny etc...
  3. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Contact Dave Hebb at Brighouse. I've been to a couple of his Bavarian nights and they are very entertaining. Quality players too. (Dont worry,they arent all Brighouse, I dont think it will cost a fortune!)
  4. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    Think she wants a professional outfit mate! Besides, the sight of us two in lederhosen might be too much for them to bear!!! :rolleyes:
  5. Timpking

    Timpking Member

  6. iaindrum

    iaindrum Member

    have a word with big jay or dave mann in the imps as they are in one
  7. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Consists of players from Imps and Old Silkstone and they are called The Bavarian Blarters - Other players are Graham Pell, John Hopkinson, Darren Sunderland - if you need any contact numbers PM me and I'll pass them on.
  8. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    There's an image I'll struggle to shake for the rest of the day.

    Thanks mate!
  9. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Speaking as a guy who ran a fully pro Oompah Band for a long time, I would say that if you want a slick professional, well rehearsed show with a proper PA system, lighting rig, electronic synthesiser Accordian and a programme that includes Bavarian bierkeller music, singalongs, pop party classics, comedy, drinking competitions and fun and games with prizes etc., then I wouldn't touch any of the amateur brass band based groups with a barge pole.
    Go for a Stompers style professional band.
    Google "Oompah Bands" and you'll find loads of them have websites.
    Contact Stompers :- Frank Chislett 01422 202 420.
    Now that I've retired he's the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    - Wilkie
  10. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    Try Grimestein Oompah Band.

    Players include Pete Roberts, Stan Lippeatt, Chris Jeans, Mark Walters, and sometimes Alan Morrison.

    They wow the crowds at Butlins every year

    Been in existence 23 years on and off, and guaranteed a brilliant night.

    contact them here >>> www.freewebs.com/grimestein
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
  11. sunshine

    sunshine Member

    There's always Karl's Bravarian brass. You may be able to get details from Lloyd Preston at Gretton Silver Band.
  12. andylockett86

    andylockett86 Member

    or why not give bierkellerbrass.co.uk a try?!?!
  13. agentorange

    agentorange Member

    Thanks for all the replys - i'll pass the info on.

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