Blast Off

Blast Off is Lichfield’s Funkiest and Grooviest Community Band! Originally set up as a one off project to play at the Fuse Festival in July 2014, Blast Off was such a success it carried on, and is now about to celebrate it’s 4th Birthday!

Made up of local musicians of all ages from a wide variety of musical backgrounds (Classical, Brass Band, Blues Bands, Rock & Pop), Blast Off plays a selection of Family Friendly Funky and Groovy Jazz – and features some tight ensemble playing and some sizzling solos! The band has regular performances around the Lichfield District.  To see what’s coming up please see our gig list below!

If you are interested in joining the band, please don’t hesitate to contact band leader Nick Dewhurst via email 

You will need to be able to read some music, or follow chord sequences (using some more challenging chords for piano and guitar, C13 rather than just C for example!) And the standard is roughly Grade 5 – although you don’t have to have taken a graded exam.

The band’s current line up features: Flute, Clarinet, Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Guitar, Piano, Bass Guitar, Drums.

Blast Off Gig’s Coming Up!

  • Saturday 2nd June, 12 noon, Outside the George IV, Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
  • Sunday 17th June, from 2pm, King’s Bromley Open Gardens
  • Saturday 7th July, afternoon, Elford Walled Gardens Festival
  • Sunday 15th July, afternoon, Fuse Festival, our 4th Birthday party!
  • Sunday 29th July, 2-4pm, The Bowling Green, Free Entry


Blast Off Gig Archive…(got a few more to add here too!)

  • 21/03/18: Open Jam Session, The George IV
  • 18/02/18: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 26/11/17: Christmas Lights Switch On, Lichfield
  • 19/11/17: The Feathers, Lichfield
  • 13/08/17: The Red Lion, Longdon Green
  • 01/07/17: Elford Walled Garden Festival, Elford
  • 03/06/17: Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
  • 14/05/17: The Feathers, Lichfield
  • 04/02/17: Chairman’s Charity Evening, Burntwood
  • 04/12/16: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 06/11/16: The Feathers, Lichfield
  • 25/08/16: W. Tritone Quintet, Wade St Church, Lichfield
  • 21/08/16: Red Lion, Longdon Green
  • 10/07/16: Fuse Festival, Lichfield
  • 25/06/16: Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
  • 12/06/16: The Red Lion, Longdon Green
  • 08/05/16: The Lighthouse, Wolverhampton
  • 09/03/16: Birthday Concert, The Guildhall, Lichfield

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