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Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band

New Orleans


Be prepared for a performance bursting with love and energy as Hot 8 Brass Band blow the roof off at Electric Brixton this May.

An extraordinary, raw and funky brass band from the streets of New Orleans. The Hot 8 are famous for playing all day in the sun, then hopping to a club gig and playing through the night. But even more than their boundless energy, what makes them special are the sounds they coax from their well-loved, well-worn horns. Just listen to their recordings for a sampling of the rich harmonies and the magical, sweet tone that make it impossible to mistake this band for any other.

As Hot 8 band leader Bennie Pete puts it…
“Hot 8 music is feel good music…music with a message. It´s life music…“

Since signing for Soundcrash favourites Tru Thoughts in 2007, Hot 8 Brass Bandattracted a phenomenal buzz in the UK, recording a Maida Vale session for Gilles Peterson´s show on BBC Radio 1, laying down tracks with Basement Jaxx and tearing up festivals up and down the country.

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: Hot 8 have been known to pack in nine shows in a single day!

So come down and fill the dancefloor at Electric Brixton this May and get down to Hot 8´s sensational story of triumph and tragedy!

“Peerless… a brassy blast of party music and sharp commentary“ – Metro
“Stretching out The Specials´ skanking rhythms into a New Orleans flavoured party“ –Clash
“Swells with swaggering jazz, raucous funk, second line strut and hip-hop attitude… irresistible“ – MOJO

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