HOT 8 BRASS BAND (USA)
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Doors: 7pm // Horns of Leroy: 7.30pm // The Seven Ups: 8.20pm // Hot 8 Brass Band: 9.30pm
HOT 8 BRASS BAND
With special guests..
The Seven Ups + Horns of Leroy
"Hot 8 music is feel good music...music with a message. It's life music." - Band leader, Bennie Pete
Hot 8 Brass Band are a Grammy Nominated group born out of New Orleans. In their twenty-plus-year career they have toured the globe, sharing their remarkable story and playing their incendiary music, bringing together a roof raising, rambunctious and world-renowned mix of hip hop, funk and inimitable Big Easy jazz. The outfit toasted their 20th Anniversary in 2015, and have lived an incredible story of tragedy and triumph that comes through loud and clear in their life-affirming, party-starting music. Their latest fifth album 'ON THE SPOT (released in March 2017 via Tru Thoughts, to acclaim from The Observer, Songlines, Billboard) commemorated their most extensive year of touring yet including their Sold Out Australian tour in March 2017.
In 2019, following the release of their 2018 single, 'GIVE ME THE NIGHT' the Hot 8 Brass Band are returning to Australian shores for a bigger, hotter tour to celebrate the raucous party release. Tickets to their last tour sold out in a matter of weeks, so don't miss the chance to catch the undiluted energy of the New Orleans second line parades.
"Absolutely crucial" - CRAIG CHARLES (BBC 6MUSIC)
"Incendiary" - THE OBSERVER
"[Hot 8] has helped galvanise its community since 2005; captures both the edginess and transcendent beauty of life in its city" - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL