The Game Brass proudly presents "Snowtopia", a tribute to our favorite ice, snow, winter, and holiday-themed video game worlds. It's a journey through the various landscapes of the winter season, from frigid tundras to beautiful, snowcapped valleys, featuring music from Banjo-Kazooie, EarthBound, Undertale, Final Fantasy, NiGHTS, Persona, Super Mario 64, Kingdom Hearts, Mario Kart, World of Warcraft, and Mega Man, filled with the magic and wonder of the holiday season.
  • Arranged by Thomas Kresge
  • Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and more
  • Distributed by the Materia Collective
Great Game Music, Performed on Brass Instruments
We're a brass quintet (and friends) who make covers of video game music. Our first full album project, Snowtopia, is a tribute to ice and snow themes. Our next album Castles is also in the works, so look out for new videos coming once a month! So far we've covered music from franchises like Mario, Final Fantasy, Castlevania, and there's more on the way. Our mission is become the brass quintet of videogames, bringing our classical chops to the game world, and showing off game music in the classical world.
The Brass
We've had the pleasure of working with Thomas KresgeMarc Papeghin, Troy Strand, Andrew Kroepel, John Stacy, Jordan Moore, and many more awesome collaborators.
Here is the regular roster for the The Game Brass quintet:
John Robert Matz

Trumpet I
www.johnrobertmatz.com

John Robert Matz is a Chicago-based performer, arranger, composer, and music educator. Classically trained, he graduated with honors from Elmhurst College, majoring in music education, but with an emphasis on brass and vocal performance. He is known for his work on video game scores as diverse as the BAFTA-nominated “Gunpoint”, “Artemis: the Spaceship Bridge Simulator”, “Rodina”, and the award-winning “Fossil Echo”, as well as being a regular musical contributor to YouTube’s “RocketJump” (and now Hulu’s “RocketJump: The Show”).


Robby Duguay

Trumpet II
www.robbyduguay.com

Robby Duguay is a game composer based in Toronto, Canada. He writes in a wide range of styles, and is known for his work on Graceful Explosion Machine, Fate Tectonics, the World of Peppa Pig, and Fossil Hunters. He also teaches Digital Sound for Games for the Sheridan College Game Design degree program. He credits his love for crafting game music to long hours spent in JRPGs and his technical music background to his time studying at Arts Canterbury in Ottawa. During this time he studied the Trumpet under Robert Oades. Today, Robby spends much of his time working closely with groups like the Toronto Media Arts Cluster, GammaSpace and DMGToronto.

Danny Flam

French Horn
www.consoul.nyc

Now based in New York, former Israel Philharmonic Tromboner Danny Flam has played on more than 900 albums in various genres, and is responsible for Grammy awards, Gold and multi-platinum selling albums worldwide. From Kanye West, Rick Ross to blues singer Wiley Bo Walker to Michel Legrand, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Yo-Yo ma, Bobby McFerrin and more. Danny specializes in performing, recording and producing Pop, Rock, Latin, Blues Middle eastern, show tunes and other genres. Danny has also arranges and produces music.

Check out more of Danny’s vgmusic skills with his video game big band Consoul!

Daniel Romberger

Trombone
https://www.youtube.com/dannymusic

Daniel Romberger is a composer and trombonist who is currently studying for a DMA in Music Composition at University of Toronto. He first became interested in composition by producing covers of video game music tunes on Mario Paint Composer, and his affinity for game audio has only developed since! Daniel's greatest joy is working with live musicians; his original music has been performed by ensembles including ECM Plus, the Momenta String Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, the M&J Big Band, and others. In addition to his work with The Game Brass, Daniel also produces and performs video game music arrangements both on his individual YouTube channel "dannymusic" and on numerous Materia Collective compilation albums.

Alex Hill

Tuba
https://www.youtube.com/wartubafox

Alex Hill is a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor's in Music Education from Tennessee Tech University, where he studied with R. Winston Morris and performed with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. He went on several tours with this ensemble, recorded an album, and in 2014 they performed at Carnegie Hall. He then received his Masters in Music Performance from Illinois State University. Alex studied with Dr. Andrew Rummel and recorded two albums with the Illinois State Wind Symphony. Alex is currently a freelance musician, and teaches low brass students throughout middle Tennessee.

Look for Alex’s work on his Youtube channel, WarTubaFox!

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...and we're always looking for new arrangers and collaborators!