Grand Isle Fire Brigade

German Band from Sacramento, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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GRAND ISLE FIRE BRIGADE Loves To Play OKTOBERFEST!
In red vests and festive bavarian hats, GIFB celebrates the harvest with great music for beer and bratwurst! Being a small group, and requiring no amplification, GIFB can wander in a big venue from one room to another and be as close to your audience as you dare. We will keep your guests on the dance floor with traditional polka, schottische, waltz, laendlers, and novelty tunes like the "Chicken Dance", Bier Hier, Bier Hier, Erika, In Heaven there is no Beer, Beer Barrel Polka, and more and more!

Grand Isle Fire Brigade (GIFB) is a 5 piece band modeled after "The Hungry Five" a group that was directed by famous arranger Harry Alford, in the 1930s. The Hungry Five was unusual instrumentation in having 2 clarinets, trumpet, trombone and tuba. The music is rooted in german oompah style, but they also did variety shows featuring tunes from Ireland, Spain, Italy,ragtime, Broadway favorites of the 1930's and Christmas carols. We like to bring the fun of traditional oompah to the masses and since forming in 2010, have played for Oktoberfests in Redding, Elk Grove, Woodland, Grass Valley, San Andreas, Corte Madera, Mountain View, Clear Lake and Sacramento.

We are told our music would have been typical during the holidays in Germany 30 years ago, but modern Oktoberfest tends to be dominated by western rock and country music. While we're not modern, we are known to do the occasional contemporary rock tune (Crazy Train, Billie Jean, Back in the USSR) or favorite Oktoberfest english sing along (Country Roads, Sweet Caroline, Hey Baby) in the best oompah style!
What Other Genres of Music?
GIFB started as an oompah band, but like our inspiration we pride ourselves on diversity. We can provide Irish music for St. Patrick's Day in a martial style, Holiday Carols in the Christmas Season and historic Americana and patriotic march music. On request we can augment the band with a drummer and step out to the finest “Second Line” parading New Orleans favorites “When you're smiling,” “Mardi Gras Song”, “and of course “When the Saints go Marching in.”

Do You Require Amplification and a Stage?
One or GIFB's discriminators is we do not typically require amplification. For this reason we can move from place to place easily without a lot of equipment, logistics and setup. We are mobile! That said, if your venue has a stage and PA we can certainly play through it if you like.

Where Can I See Some Samples?
We invite you to send us a friend request on Facebook (Grand Isle Fire Brigade Street Band), and check our videos on youtube: (http://*******.***)

Who are some of your references?
GIFB are regularly booked for corporate events, community groups and private parties. We have played for the Cities of Placerville, Sacramento, Redding, Corte Madera Beautification Committee, Elk Grove, Nevada City, the Rotary Clubs of Davis, Woodland and Valley View, Country Clubs in Sacramento and Los Altos, Intel, Anheuser Busch, Klinker Brick Winery, the Culinary Institute in Napa, and dozens of churches and private parties. The band can add a touch of class and a bit of something different to any event and can perform anything from traditional Bavarian music in the background to a full Bier Fest for your guests.
If you like what you hear, let us bring a little bit of European style to your next event!

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Grand Isle Fire Brigade put on a great show at our Wine Club event! They interacted with the crowd and were outstanding musicians. We will definitely be using them again in the future.

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Awards Night Party

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Outstanding performance. Did their homework and accomodated the preferences and tastes of the audience. Would definitely hire them again.

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Oktoberfest Party

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The Grand Isle Fire Brigade were a total delight for all of our guests. They kept everyone engaged, including sing-a-longs and even the "chicken dance". Many of our events with our club have guests leaving very shortly after dinner. Not so with this band! I would hire them again without any reservations!

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Please note Grand Isle Fire Brigade will also travel to Broderick, West Sacramento, El Macero, Represa, Rio Linda, Davis, East Nicolaus, North Highlands, Carmichael, Elverta, Antelope, Clarksburg, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, Citrus Heights, Hood, Woodland, Fair Oaks, Pleasant Grove, Roseville, Nicolaus, Orangevale, Dixon, Yolo, Courtland, Wilton, Folsom, Granite Bay, Knights Landing, Rocklin.
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