For over 20 years one of the most popular and visible funk-style brass bands in New Orleans community parades has been the Hot 8 Brass Band. The players grew up together and maintain strong, family-like bonds and regular membership.
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama. In the live arena, Hot 8 Brass Band continue to win over audiences with their old school street brass approach, fusing it with some harder, funkier currents in the process and juxtaposing magnificent originals with fresh versions of Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, The Specials or Basement Jaxx. The grammy nominated band stop off at Kelburn as part of their world tour.
“Number 1 purveyors of, jazz infused, funk and hip hop” – BBC 6MUSIC