Charlie Ashby – Latin Percussion

13907122_10157371557420232_673512553601514284_nName: 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!!

Find out more about Charlie here

Bryan Hargreaves – Drums

14045609_10157371557255232_8973938455381569827_nName: Bryan Hargreaves

Instrument: Drums

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

Richard Fox – Tuba

kairos-449Name: Richard Fox

AKA: Ricky La

Instrument: Tuba

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