Thu31Oct 2013

Hot 8 Brass Band

at Scala

Event information


275 Pentonville Road
N1 9NL

Date: Thu 31 Oct
Time: 7.30 - 11pm
Price: £16.50 plus fees
Type: Live music
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Description (from venue/promoter's website):
Alongside their regular US headline shows, parades and community projects - the group have supported the likes of Mos Def, Lauryn Hill and Mary J Blige live, and played several international tours taking in Glastonbury festival, Roskilde and more. Highly respected among fellow musicians, they have guested on albums by the Blind Boys of Alabama and Basement Jaxx. Having appeared in Spike Lee's original post-Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke, Hot 8 also featured in the follow-up, When the Creek Don't Rise; and HBO recently included their remarkable story in the hit Treme television series.

'Tombstone' is the Hot 8's third and most recent LP and sister to November 2012's 'The Life & Times Of...' which gained heavy radio play and four and five star reviews across the board including The Observer, MOJO, Metro, Songlines and The Big Issue.

In counterpoint to the straight up party side of the band showcased on 'The Life & Times Of...', 'Tombstone' is thematically a more sombre and emotional record, presenting another chapter in the history of the Hot 8 Brass Band.

Having always attracted press attention for their music and the story behind it, on this visit Hot 8's ever-widening appeal led to their most diverse slew of media appearances yet, with sessions for Guardian Music (online early April), Cerys Matthews (BBC 6Music), BBC 1Xtra Breakfast, Loose Ends (BBC R4), Monocle 24, BBC World Service; and feature interviews for Craig Charles (BBC 6Music) and The Sunday Times.

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