Bold as brass

A group of middle-aged brass band players challenge Ashley to unleash their inner Beyoncés and help is required in the form of Ashley's little sister! Sky customers can catch-up with the whole episode on Sky Go

If you can't wait to dance like Diversity, feast your eyes on this little nugget as Perri and Mel from Boobs and Brass teach you some slick moves in this dance tutorial from Episode 7.

Get to know the girls in their Brass Band blog: 

1. How do you guys all know each other?

We are all musicians who play in a local brass band, and also in “Boobs & Brass”, a unique all-ladies brass band that raises funds for breast cancer charities.

2. Describe each other in just 3 words?

Suzy  - Carefree outside, sensitive inside

Jane – quiet, reserved, thinker

Mairi – talented, dedicated, eloquent

Paula – Committed, Professional, Determined

Mel  - Enthusiastic, Encouraging, Fun

Margaret - organised, dedicated, focused

3. What made you want to sign up for the show?

We were encouraged by Mel – she has very persuasive powers! But we all agreed the challenge would be a great experience.

4. What song always gets you up and dancing at parties or on a night out?

All songs can get me dancing as long as I can keep my arms and legs in time to the beat, but I love Motown – it reminds me of my ‘handbag’ days.

5. What was the one thought that went through your mind when you realised it was our very own Ashley Banjo that would be tutoring you?

My first thought was how is a lovely young bloke like Ashley going to cope with a 58 year old fogie like me! Who was going to have the biggest challenge – me or him?!

6. Are any of you big Diversity fans?

I am a fan of Britain’s Got Talent and watched the progress of Diversity. I greatly admired their dancing skills, their perfection and their performance brought something fresh to the viewer. Since meeting them I’ll be sure to keep up to date with what they are doing.

7. Once you’d seen the routine, how confident did you feel on a scale of 1 to 10?

My mind was saying 8 – yes you can do this! But after thinking about it reality kicked in and it dropped to 1!


Read parts two and three of the Brass Band blog on the official Secret Street Crew website