Straightup Agency proudly presents
HOT 8 BRASS BAND (USA)
"Hot 8 music is feel good music…music with a message. It’s life music."
Australian Clubdates Details
SYDNEY LIMITED CAPACITY
Friday, 3rd of January
The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Sydney
Tel. (02) 9251 2797
Saturday, 4th of January
The Esplanade Hotel
Dec 28th – Falls Festival, Lorne
Dec 29th – Falls Festival, Marion Bay
Dec 31st – Falls Festival, Byron Bay
Summer heat keeps getting thicker and thicker with Straightup announcement of the HOTTEST brass funk band
out of the USA to date.
It’s HOT 8 BRASS BAND on tour for the first time EVER in Australia!!!
New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band was founded in 1995 by tuba player Bennie Pete, Jerome “Bay Bay” Jones (trombone) and Harry “Swamp Thang” Cook (bass drum) to play brass band music professionally. Inspired by artists such as Tuba Fats, Leroy Jones, Louis Armstrong, JJ Johnson, Stevie Wonder and Jackie McLean, and have variously recorded and performed with some of those mentioned and more. They also cite each other as influences.
Tru Thoughts signed artist, Hot 8 Brass Band, have had a successive string of hits with tunes like ‘Sexual Healing’,
What’s my Name (Rock with the Hot 8)’ , and their latest hit, the cover the London rude boy classic by The Specials, ‘Ghost Town’.
Hot 8 Brass Band have always believed in contributing to their culture by playing in traditional Second Line parades, expressions of freedom and community through music and interaction. They have earned a great reputation on the streets, with seemingly boundless work ethic and energy, and have been known to pack in nice shows in a single day.
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