‘Swaggering jazz, raucous funk, second line strut and hip-hop attitude… irresistible’ MOJO
Get ready for a roof-raising performance from the Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band. Mixing an old school street brass approach with jazz, funk and hip hop currents, Hot 8 bring the infectious energy of New Orleans second line parades.
Magnificent originals are set alongside some of the most joyous, danceable covers you’ll ever hear: The Specials, Stevie Wonder and their irresistible take on Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing (hint: check out the video filmed in Brighton). Celebrating 10 years on Brighton’s Tru Thoughts label, don’t miss this truly life-affirming night of music.
Joining them are post-punk, jazz-funk pedlars Melt Yourself Down, a fresh combination of North African influences and shamanic vocals formed by saxophonist Pete Wareham with musicians who have played with Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear.
- Sat 6 May, doors 9pm
Approximate stage times:
Melt Yourself Down 9.15pm
Hot 8 Brass Band 10.15pm
- Seated £15, £17.50; Standing £17.50
Festival Standby £10
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