Tongues of Fire

Blowing up a musical storm of brass, reeds and drums

What we do

Making a joyful noise for dancing, dreaming and celebration, we play in the landscape and street, on stages, in clubs and village hall and lead processions and parades.

Who we are

The band is led by English street band veteran Tim Hill, and draws on traditions of funky marching bands, village, church and circus bands and the cosmic carnival of Sun Ra. You can see us here

Our music

Our music combines street grooves, English folk, circus music, free jazz, original material and the very odd pop song. The result is a rich, wild and unique sound.

The Sound of Celebration

With a unique blend of brass, reeds, and percussion, we create a musical storm wherever we go. We have lots of experience creating events, parades and celebrations. We can play festivals, special events, town and city centres, lead processions and parades, and play at weddings, funerals and other ceremonies. We can create special arrangements of songs and tunes needed, and give advice about all these.

You can see us here

We work closely with 'The Sound of the Streets', a charity that promotes Street Bands, creates festivals and education projects, and inspires and supports children and young people to play brass, wind and percussion

The Big Sing

A coming together to sing great songs

Tongues of Fire also offers The Big Sing, a wonderful coming together to sing some great songs with a live band. Songs like 'With a Little Help from my Friends', 'Stand By Me' and 'Lovely Day'. The band also offer online lyrics and song books. The photo is from our Big Sing session at the 2023 Sound of the Streets Festival

20 years of making a joyful noise

over 250 performances

 playing to over 10,000 people

Get in touch

Telephone: 07485 063994



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