Hackney Colliery Band have certainly built up a reputation since performing at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, they’ve received worldwide acclaim for their distinctive performances, which are filled with equal parts talent, comedy and surprise!
Indeed, the sounds of the Hackney Colliery Band are as bold and diverse as the borough that is their namesake; although they are most certainly a brass band, they incorporate elements of electronica, world, hip hop, soul, rock and beyond, setting them apart from the myriad of other brass groups on the scene these days. Past covers have included everything from Nirvana, to the Prodigy and Amy Winehouse, and they’ve taken part in some pretty interesting collaborations too.
Make sure to catch them back on home turf at Brixton Jamm on September 8th. Organised by the Tuckshop London crew, their DJ Collective will be in residence on the night, with Manu & Ando, Tappa and Some Juan on the decks. More special guests have yet to be announced so keep an eye on the lineup for further announcements.