Hot 8 Brass Band
Past Event

Hot 8 Brass Band

Tue 7 Feb 2017
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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.