Sunday 17th June
Doors open 6.30pm, music starts 8pm, book tickets here:
Rob Smith, Matt Letts, Rob Slater (Trumpet)
Vij Prakash, Chris Saunders (Trombones)
David Robinson (Sax)
John Caddick (Sousaphone)
Harpal Mudhar (Drums)
Chris Brice (Percussion)
Book tickets here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/437781
Spirited Second Line Revelry, Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Soulful Jazz Funeral Marches, Pumping Brass Driven Funk!
The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. Formed in 2011, they have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including The O2 Brooklyn Bowl, Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s. Whether performing a powerful amplified stage show or as a totally mobile marching band, the Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.
They have recently launched their second album “Rabble Rouser” with a sold-out show at Rich Mix and a 14-date UK tour from Cornwall to Newcastle, featuring 13 tracks of original compositions by band members and unusual covers such as Gorillaz ‘Dirty Harry’ and Royce Wood Junior ‘Honeydripper’. “Rabble Rouser” marks the Brass Funkeys out as a trailblazer in the new generation of UK Brass Bands, while still holding true to the New Orleans sound.
Brass Funkeys have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, North Sea Jazz Festival, Bestival, Wilderness, The last ever Secret Garden Party and The London Jazz Festival as well as numerous London venues such as Hootenanny, The Brooklyn Bowl and Richmix. Last year the band had the privilege of supporting Dr John, The Hot 8 Brass Band and The Dirty Dozen on their UK tours and have also performed across Europe (Amsterdam, Mainz, Prague).
“Hugely enjoyable!” ****
allaboutjazz.com “Rabble Rouser” review
"Wow, these guys were fantastic, hugely entertaining and creative!"
Chris Gilvear, Jazz FM
“Sounds great, really tight!”
Kirk Joseph, The Dirty Dozen
Official Website: www.brassfunkeys.com