Hanging out at the pub in September 2018, a group of female amateur musicians agreed to try and put together a New Orleans style Brass Band with a twist – being all female! Since the initial idea, the group has grown, jammed, grown some more and have had heaps of fun in the process.
We play funky arrangements of popular tunes such as, Amy Winehouse’s Valerie; The Eurhythmics’ Sweet Dreams Are Made of These and Feel Like Funkin’ It Up, made popular by the Rebirth Brass Band in the HBO hit series Treme.
Hoot’n’Annies currently are:
Head-Honcho-Annie – Meg-Annie (Megan Brownlie)
Trump’n’Annies – Hel-Annie (Helen Quaggin-Molloy); Julie-Annie (Julie Williams)
Trombon’n’Annies – Kris-Annie (Kristen Farmer); Sonya-Annie (Sonya Giles)
Sax’n’Annies – Di-Annie (Diane Gamble), Moira-Annie (Moira Hurst)
Sous’n’Annie – Paula-Annie (Paula Hay)
Smack’n’Annies – Amelie-Annie (Amelia Francis); Clare-Annie (Clare Ward)