A Street Band Named Desire

Part New Orleans, part New Yorkshire… 100% Hope and Social.

In 2017, inspired by the work of the world’s finest exponents or the art, Hope and Social set out to become something they’d never been before, a New Orleans style brass street band… AND to teach the nation to caress, hold, love and learn to play brass instruments with us!

Filled with tunes, passion, audience involvement and all the self deprecating humour you’d expect from Hope and Social, A Street Band Named Desire sees Hope and Social traversing the country bringing the joy of blown instruments, and of making a big sound with other people to the masses.

A Street Band Named Desire can be booked as a straight street-band performance or workshop, in combination, or as part of a wider programme.

– Entirely self contained and portable.
– Pop-up gigs to surprise delight and entertain, on the street, in a field, or in your place of work.
– Within just one hour, Hope and Social magically transform up to 20 absolute Brass Zeros into Street Band Heroes.
– Participants can be aged 10-100 and require no musical knowledge.

Hope and Social’s A Street Band Named Desire has been commissioned by:
Durham International Brass Festival, Grassington Arts Festival, This Green Moon, Moonbeams Festival, and Timber Festival
… and has taken place in fields, forests, tents, schools and workplaces.

Plastic brass instrument sponsorship by P-Bone – inventor of the world’s most popular plastic trombone.
A Street Band Named Desire’s creation was funded and assisted by Arts Council England and Durham International Brass Festival.