Hot 8 Brass BandGig
20 July 20:30 - 23:30
"New Orleans finest" (The Guardian).
Hip-hop, jazz and funk out of the classic marching band tradition with a totally contemporary vibe. This funky brass band made their name on the streets and in the clubs of New Orleans. Famous for their blistering, high energy performances, they sold out early last year, so make sure to book early.
“Number 1 purveyors of, jazz infused, funk and hip hop” – BBC 6MUSIC
“They play the sort of music that makes you glad to be alive… awesome” – ESQUIRE
"A dominant force on New Orleans streets—the band you want to dance behind during a Sunday second-line parade."—Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal
“Swells with swaggering jazz, raucous funk, second line strut and hip-hop attitude… irresistible” – 4/5 - MOJO
“No band provides the fabled “fatback” groove like the Hot 8 Brass Band… superb” – GARTH CARTWRIGHT, THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A joyous, infectious jazz/funk master class… ingenious” “Hot 8 have become an appealing metaphor for their home city’s hope and vitality” BBC Music
“This music, which practically demands that you lose your dignity and dance like a fool, also carries more meaning than a truckload of “serious” singer-songwriters.” – JOE MUGGS, THE ARTS DESK