Blast Off

Band Biography – About 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 into it’s 5th year, and continues to grow from strength to strength!

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! Alternatively, you can find us on Facebook: Blast Off on Facebook

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 Archive…

  • 05/10/19: 7th Lichfield Scouts Beer Festival
  • 14/07/19: Fuse Festival, Lichfield
  • 30/06/19: The Feathers, Lichfield
  • 16/06/19: Kings Bromley Open Gardens Festival
  • 01/06/19: Bird St Jazz Festival
  • 15/05/19: Cathedral Hotel with Vintage Rhythms
  • 04/04/19: Wade St Church, with St Michael’s School Band too!
  • 09/12/18: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 13/10/18: 7th Lichfield Scouts Beer Festival
  • 22/09/18: Lichfield Heritage Weekend, Market Square, Lichfield
  • 12/08/18: The Red Lion, Longdon Green
  • 29/07/18: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 15/07/18: Fuse Festival, Lichfield (Our 4th Birthday Party!)
  • 07/07/18: Elford Walled Garden Festival
  • 17/06/18: King’s Bromley Open Gardens Festival
  • 02/06/18: Outside the George IV, B&J Festival, Lichfield
  • 29/04/18: The Feathers, Lichfield
  • 22/04/18: Songkran Festival, Kings Bromley
  • 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
  • XX/04/16: Songkran Festival, King’s Bromley
  • 09/03/16: Birthday Concert, The Guildhall, Lichfield
  • 13/12/15: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 02/12/15: Lichfield Arts Showcase, The Guildhall, Lichfield
  • 29/11/15: Christmas Lights Switch On, Lichfield
  • 04/10/15: The Lighthouse, Wolverhampton
  • 09/08/15: The Red Lion, Longdon Green
  • 04/07/15: Elford Walled Garden Festival
  • 28/06/15: Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
  • 25/06/15: Masterclass with Jay Phelps, Lichfield
  • 05/04/15: The Bowling Green, Lichfield
  • 26/11/14: Lichfield Arts Showcase, The Guildhall, Lichfield
  • 23/11/14: Christmas Lights Switch On, Lichfield
  • 13/07/14: Fuse Festival, Lichfield
  • XX/07/14: Festival Market, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield
  • 06/07/14: Blast Off featured on BBC WM
  • 08/05/14: Our First Rehearsal!

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