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St Peter’s By The Waterfront

What an evening! A massive thanks to everyone that attended our performance at St Peter’s by the Waterfront – we loved playing for you and your warm reception made it an evening to remember. Again, special thanks go to Neil Bateman for these great shots of the band in action.

Ipswich Jazz and Blues

Many thanks to everyone that joined us at Ipswich Jazz and Blues, situated at Venue 16. Wow, what a venue! Special thanks go to Neil Bateman for supplying these wonderful photos.

Support for the DEC Ukraine Appeal

We wanted to send out a huge thank you to everyone that came out to hear Horn Factory play live in Otley last Wednesday. We received some wonderful feedback and most importantly, this sold out event raised £500 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal! If you missed it, grab your tickets[…]

Fleece Jazz

18 fine musicians on the extended Fleece Jazz stage gave us a mighty gig. I love the sound of a horn chorus, but to have 14 of them in chorus was really something else: loved it.

First Light Festival Lowestoft

Fantastic to play at the inaugural First Light Festival in Lowestoft. Thank you to everyone that joined us on the beach and especially those that were up on their feet and dancing! Hope to be invited back next year!

Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club

The horns had it, they definitely had it – in abundance – last night at Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club. Some great tunes and first-rate arrangements from Horn Factory, plus a large, appreciative audience to boot. Well done all!

Jazz at the Jubilee – Great Feedback!

Please excuse us while we bask in this recent round of applause, received from the Jubilee Hall following our recent performance there! It follows on from many nice comments received from the audience on the night – a very successful and enjoyable evening we think! We hope that this will[…]

100 years apart

Most of our music was written in the last 20 years and the latest was written this year, in 2017. But can you guess what is the oldest piece we currently perform?

10 Things you Didn’t Know About Buddy Rich

Anyone who has seen Horn Factory perform will know we’re great fans of Buddy Rich, a jazz drummer known for his virtuoso technique, power and speed. But here are 10 facts you might not know about the man billed as “the world’s greatest drummer”. Buddy Rich, Arcadia Ballroom, New York[…]

Meet the Band – Andy Shipp

In the latest in our series of Meet the Band interviews, we talk to Andy Shipp as he reveals his history as a trombone player, talks about his musical education with the likes of Don Lusher and Lindsay Shilling, and shares with us some of his strongest musical influences. Andy[…]