Name: Charlie Ashby
Instrument: Latin Percussion
Description: The frenetic percussive energy that gives The Brasshoppers it’s extra fizz.
What do you love about playing with The Brasshoppers?: The Vibe / Good energy on Stage – you feel fully supported, such a great bunch of guys.
What annoys you the most about The Brasshoppers?: Trying to get anything done. ?
Musical Influences: I love them all for different reasons.
If you were a movie character who would you be?: It’s got to be – Jason Bourne – ha, ha!
Half full or half empty: Well, I probably drank the other half so it’s all good!
With or without?: Without – less is more
Major or minor?: A minor/C major (they’re both the same). Before you ask yes I do have my grade 8 theory – don’t start
In or out?: The Hokey Cokey!!
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Name: Bryan Hargreaves
Description: The unmovable, unshakable, monster groove maker.
What do you love about playing with The Brasshoppers: It’s the most interesting bunch of guys for all the wrong reasons!
What annoys you most about The Brasshoppers: It’s the most interesting bunch of guys for all the wrong reasons! ?
Musical influences: I like melody, rhythm, and harmony.. anything without these 3 can move along. That said, I love mostly performing with singers and singing backing vocals.
If you were a movie character who would you be?: Richard Pryor in stir crazy (character name – Harry)
Ferrari or Land Rover? Bicycle
Half full or half empty: Half full
Rock salt or sea salt?: Rock salt of course
Name: Richard Fox
AKA: Ricky La
Description: The funky low end rumble that is the foundation of The Brasshoppers
What do you love about playing with The Brasshoppers?: They groove like no other band. The boundless energy, enthusiasm and creativity is infectious.
What annoys you most about The Brasshoppers?: ‘Where’s the van key?’
Musical influences: Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tchaikovsky, Tower of Power, Bobby McFerrin, Shostakovich, Wynton Marsalis, R. Strauss, Oren Marshall, Keith Jarrett, Mahler…..
If you were a movie character who would you be?: Obi-Wan Kenobi (the older version)
Dogs or cats?: Dogs