Weapons of Sound

Fee Band

Making music from rubbish, ‘the world’s first eco-band’ have played to audiences all over the world, including at Glastonbury, in front of Al Gore, and at the Champions’ League final in Paris. They’ve also appeared on Big Brother’s Little Brother and a British Gas TV advert.


Once their lives of domestic or industrial servitude are over, most discarded gas pipes, oil cans, buckets, hubcaps, dustbins, saucepans, supermarket trolleys and lengths of scaffolding are faced with a bleak life on a landfill site.

But Weapons of Sound have turned them into musical instruments and created a richly rewarding creative career for society’s unwanted waste.

Weapons of Sound build funk out of junk with resourcefulness and imagination.

The band stormed Glastonbury for three successive festivals, packing out a 2,000 seat venue. They have also performed at the National Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and appeared on The Big Breakfast, Blue Peter, Live & Kicking and This Morning.

This is an explosive band with an enormous amount of creative energy.

and the Percussion Workshop.....

Using instruments as diverse as old gas pipes and hubcaps to the more traditional steel pans and samba drums, the Weapons of Sound Workshop encourages businesspeople of all ages to discover their latent musical talents. More importantly, it is an original way of demonstrating the power of teamwork.

Guests are either given a simple instrument to play in one huge orchestral rendition of a well-known hit, or rehearsed in groups of 10 - 25, each with three leaders, to perform a professional percussive song for their colleagues.

© Copyright 2024 JLA. All rights reserved.


We’re on hand to help you find the perfect speaker, presenter or performer for your events. Call or email our London office and use our agents' experience to expertly match you with the right person for your programme!

From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Please tick the box below if you would like to receive these emails.

Don't miss anything!

We will never share the data you submit here with a third party. Information is stored in a database in order to service your enquiry, but is deleted once it is no longer required. You may request to have this data removed at any time.

JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH