Full Tilt

Brass heavy, 11 person party-starters from London, playing an eclectic range of genres including funk, soul, rock, reggae, ska, hip hop and drum and bass.

Influenced by the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band, Funkadelic, Toots and the Maytals and Sly and the Family Stone, frontman and founder Nathan Thomas was inspired to start the band following a road trip from New Orleans to Nashville. Since their debut gig in September 2016, Full Tilt have graced the stage at venues all over London including Rich Mix, The Blues Kitchen and Hootananny Brixton, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Paper Dress Vintage, and Archspace as well as festivals like Isle of Wight, Small World and Sunrise. 2019 has seen the release of their debut studio video, ‘Never’, following live videos of the tracks ‘Keep the Candle Burning’ and ‘Imagine’. To date the band have released two EPs of original tunes – ‘The Remedy’ and ‘Prequel’, with their third EP – ‘Out of Line’ – due out later this year.
An ever-growing collective of musicians, any one lineup features lead vocals, guitar, two backing vocalists, two trumpets, two trombones, baritone sax, tenor/alto sax, drums and sousaphone. With members of the Collective including graduates of Guildhall and Trinity Colleges of music, much of the band has a background in jazz music, resulting in bombastic solos to complement their heady riffs and raucous live show.