I squealed a bit when I found out that Hot 8 Brass Band are playing in The Sugar Club on October 25th. For those who haven’t heard of them, they’re a brass band formed in 1995 and based in New Orleans. They play a mix of marching music, hip-hop and R&B in a traditional New Orleans style. The band came to wider prominence when they were featured in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. They’ve gigged all over the world and in fact played in Ireland on Paddy’s Day 2013.
For a taste of what you expect, here they are doing one of my favourite tracks. I’d say the gig will be a party and a half! You can buy tickets here.