SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND UK TOUR JULY 13-24 2011
aaamusic | On 29, Jun 2011
“Utterly uninhibited hip-hop hybrid, not to be missed”
Rolling Stone Magazine
The Soul Rebels Brass Band are a goodtime party band like no other, with an infectious energy that’s impossible to resist. Multiple shows at last year’s London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3 brought audiences across London to their feet and now their first ever UK tour is set to bring a taste of New Orleans Mardi-Gras spirit to cities across the country!
Soul Rebel Brass Band is a seven-piece band steeped in the rich traditions of New Orleans jazz and the cities famous marching bands. If jazz music is the heart of New Orleans, then the Soul Rebels’ music is the blood that pumps through the city’s body. One of the bands featured in the hit HBO series, Treme, the Soul Rebel Brass Band embraces the rich jazz traditions of their homeland but add life-affirming vocals and hip shaking grooves aplenty. Blending Mardi-Gras funk, soul, and ska with a hip hop sensibility, their contagious originals and updated take on standards have won them loyal audiences across the globe. Their eclectic live show harnesses the power of blazing hot horns, rebel-rousing funk-until-you-drop rhythms, and utterly uplifting vocals in the party-like atmosphere of a New Olreans club or street party.
Damion Francios – Tuba, Derrick Moss – Bass Drummer, Erion Williams – Saxophone, Lumar LeBlanc – Snare Drummer, Marcus Hubbard – Trumpet, Corey Payton –Trombone,Julian Omari Gosin – Trumpet
Wed 13 July Durham Brass Festival 0191 332 4041 /brassfestival.co.uk
Thurs 14 July Band on the Wall, Manchester 0161 834 1786 / bandonthewall.org
Sun 17 July London, Shoreditch Festival shoreditchfestival.org.uk
Tues 19 July London, Canada Square Gardens 0207 638 8891 / barbican.org.uk
Weds 20 July London, Ronnie Scott’s 020 7439 0747 / ronniescotts.co.uk
Fri 22 July Edinburgh Jazz Festival 0131 473 2000 / edinburghjazzfestival.com
Sat 23 July Sage Gateshead (with Irma Thomas) 0191 443 4661/ thesagegateshead.org
Sun 24 July Barbican, London (with Irma Thomas) 0207 638 8891 / barbican.org.uk