Tag Archives: Brass Band

Preview: Hackney Colliery Band @ Brixton Jamm (London, 8th September 2017)

Preview: Hackney Colliery Band @ Brixton Jamm (London, 8th September 2017)

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...
Interview: Congalita – Voodoo Love Orchestra (September 2016)

Interview: Congalita – Voodoo Love Orchestra (September 2016)

They just released a new album, are ready for a new tour with a brand new show, choreography and tricks, but they still preserve the same old Carnival attitude, which characterised their career since their debut. As a matter of fact, you can be dead sure that with Voodoo Love Orchestra...
Album Review: Hackney Colliery Band – Sharpener [Veki UK, 22nd July 2016]
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Album Review: Hackney Colliery Band – Sharpener [Veki UK, 22nd July 2016]

Building on a quintessentially British tradition of colliery brass bands, the 8-year old Hackney Colliery Band has ingeniously transformed what used to be a coal-mining community music tradition into a dynamic and dance-inducing response to today’s cosmopolitan London. The nine-piece brass and marching percussion band from East London, fronted by trumpeter...
Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Blending hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with the iconic sounds of New Orleans brass, bring your big brash boogie boots to Rich Mix next week, the Hot 8 Brass Band are in town. Formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, The Hot 8 not only merged two earlier bands – the Looney Tunes...
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