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2017
Past Festivals

Past Event

Hot 8 Brass Band

& Melt Yourself Down

‘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.

Genre
Contemporary Music
Year
2017
When
Sat 6 May, doors 9pm

Approximate stage times:

Melt Yourself Down 9.15pm
Interval 9.55pm
Hot 8 Brass Band 10.15pm
Tickets
Seated £15, £17.50; Standing £17.50
Festival Standby £10

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p standard or £1.50 recorded delivery) apply.