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Tom McGuire & the Brassholes

Tom McGuire & the Brassholes are a funk soul powerhouse from Glasgow. Combining rich arrangements with meticulous songcraft and untouchable in live performance, the band is carving a niche of their own. Following the success of their 2019 debut album, the group is ready to enter into an exciting 2nd phase.

The band formed busking on the streets of Glasgow and made a living from playing bars before bursting onto the scene with runaway viral debut single “Ric Flair”. Mere months later the band launched their debut album with a sellout show at the 1000+ capacity QMU in Glasgow. Since then they have gone on to secure support slots for Craig Charles and Geroge Clinton, have become a firm favourite on the festival circuit, headlining a number of scottish festivals, and have toured extensively in the U.K and Europe.

The band’s music is full of vitality, the sound of a new niche being cut, classic pop sensibility with high musicianship values and rewarding arrangement and rich production. At the root is soulfull song, telling stories and sharing experiences of joy, turmoil, loss, celebration, sadness, happiness, confidence, frailty. All told hyper distilled and delivered in finely honed funk pop parcels of aesthetic joy. Life is confusing and hard, but music is fun and great, so let’s talk about it whilst at one and the same time, getting down.

“Every time, they absolutely blow your face off, funk to the ceiling”
Phoebe Inglis-Holmes, BBC radio Scotland, Introducing Show.

“One of the most entertaining live acts in the country right now”
Snack Mag

“Love this! Thanks for the respect, WOO!”
Actual Ric Flair

“Just love their sound, great energy!”
Seonaid Aitken, BBC Radio Scotland, Jazz Nights

“the virtuoso and natural aptitude of classical composers like Bach, the creative flair of those such as Charlie Parker, the voice of Luther Vandross and the downright feel goodness of funk”
“oooooozes with palpable fervour”
Discoverymusic

“A funk driven collective making some sounds that create SUCH a groove”
Jim Gellatly, Amazing Radio

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John Beverly
2021-11-23
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Undisclosed costs I was disappointed that the full cost of the show wasn’t disclosed up front. I.E. the rider cost which I found excessive for such a small show. But the agent did sort it out for me. John Beverly Krakatoa Aberdeen
Claire M
2021-11-22
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Very easy to deal with Very easy to deal with - will use again
Christina
2021-11-16
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Excellent Service The team are very responsive and easy to communicate with offering a great roster of talent. Well done!
Owen Branes
2021-08-19
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Always helpful and happy to work around… Always helpful and happy to work around any specific issues our end. Nothing is too much trouble date movement due to covid etc etc .
Edgar Coate
2021-08-11
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Amazing roster I've known Midnight Mango since the days when John Smith was an upcoming artist and their roster is now even more amazing and their professionalism is unmatched. Saw some amazing acts at Beautiful Days and Funke and the Two Tone Baby rocked the Bimble Inn with a bouncing crowd.
David Francis
2021-08-11
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Responsive and helpful Responsive and helpful. Thanks.
Ash
2021-08-10
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Big Up Midnight Mango! Pip has been a pleasure to deal with, prompt and friendly. We're big fans of so much of Midnight Mango's roster and would not hesitate to look to book further artists for our future events.
Moya Taylor
2021-07-30
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Really helpful with finding us… Really helpful with finding us fantastic artists at short notice. Will definitely use them again! Chickenstock Music Festival
Keith
2021-07-22
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Exactly as described and a very fine… Exactly as described and a very fine listen.
Ronnie McGrath
2021-07-15
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Excellent company to deal with. Excellent company to deal with. Straightforward, concise and totally professional. Without hesitation,I would definitely recommend to anyone that's interested in putting on live music events, to contact this company.