The Coalminers Brass Band (Live), Brasstermind (Live), Brass Funkeys (Live), Guest DJs
EVENT RE-SCHEDULED! Due to Circumstances out of our control Brassroots Brass Band Bash will be moved to Jan 19 2019 and will run as part of A South London Soul Train 4 floor Special.
Sat May 25 will now host DJ ANDY SMITHS REACH UP DISCO WONDERLAND. http://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1112998
THE 9TH ANNUAL BRASSROOTS BRASS BAND BASH IS SERIOUSLY ON! Fri May 25 - Brassroots curate and present their annual showcase of the UKs fiercest up & coming Live Brass bands and invite you to DANCE! Brilliant channellers of the spirit of New Orleans THE COALMINERS BRASS BAND, 10 piece stage nuking BRASSTERMIND & Pumping Brass Driven Funk Heads BRASS FUNKEYS make this years cut and will all be dropping in to sonically demolish The CLF Art Cafe Live stage and seriously blow the roof off the sucka. With SPECIAL GUEST DJS (TBA) joining the fray to increase the heat and further positively mash up the place. (In the absolute best of ways.)
About: BRASSROOTS BRASS BAND BASH (Year 9)
For the better part of 10 years now, Brassroots has led the field by head and shoulders when it comes to brass band culture. To boot, they’ve gone a step further to solidify the longevity of the UK brass band scene by founding and hosting the Brassroots Brass Band Bash for the last 9 years straight. The Bash is London’s only brass band festival ever and over the years has been featured multiple times in Time Out and curated by the London Jazz Festival.
For 9 years the band has been showcasing up and coming brass bands from all over the UK in a day of absolute brass band euphoria second to none. Every year has not only enjoyed sold out crowds but also increased in size and quality.
This year the Bash sprawls across East to South London opening up on May 4th at Queen of Hoxton with Don’t Problem and our esteemed hosts Brassroots.
Then Fri May 25 - The festival then makes a move to the iconic CLF Art Café. This night promises to be the scorcher of a closer that the festival is known for, featuring London’s newest brass band, and this year is no exception as we feature THE COAL MINERS (Live) stocked with some of London’s best musicians who couldn’t help themselves and just had to have a taste of the now flourishing UK brass band scene. Also on the night’s bill are BRASSTERMIND and THE BRASS FUNKEYS. Both bands have been enjoying a great run of gigs since inception. A night not to be missed is a gross understatement of what will be going down in South London.
10:30pm - 11:30pm The Coalminers (Live)
12:00am - 01:00am Brasstermind (Live)
1:30am - 2:30am Brass Funkeys (Live)
THE COALMINERS BRASS BAND
"From time to time I stumble on a band that totally blows me away...The sound they have put down is perfect" - Craig Charles - BBC Radio 2 Funk and Soul Show
With their dedication to what they like to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 7 piece band bring the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive, playing songs ranging from Professor Longhair to Allen Toussaint, Mardi gras parade anthems to Fats Domino Rock & Roll classics and the swampy funk of The Meters and Dr John. They take their name from the Toussaint/Dorsey song 'Working In A Coalmine'
The band features the brilliant singer Tommy Hare who has been burning a bright trail in the UK blues scene over the last few years. Sumudu has worked with the likes of Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, and most recently the iconic singer/songwriter Van Morrison has put her at the forefront of the UK female vocal scene.
The rest of the band is equally as impressive. Drummer / bandleader Pat Levett has played with Tim Minchin, Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse Zigaboo Modeliste (The Meters) and the Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Vocalist / pianist Arthur Lea, includes work with the likes of Bootleg Brass and Soweto Kinch on a massive and eclectic cv. Saxophonist Ben Somers has performed with Dr John, Seal and Taylor Swift, guitarist Rob Updegraff has recently been performing and recording with Sony artist Alani and can be heard on Jamie Cullum’s latest album alongside Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula, bass player Spencer Brown has performed with the likes of Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes, Rebecca Ferguson and indie star Carl Barat.
10 piece brass band from Brixton playing New Orleans/soul/funk/afrobeat/grunge brass style party tunes!
Spirited Second Line Revelry, Galloping Gypsy Czárdas, Soulful Jazz Funeral Marches, Pumping Brass Driven Funk!
The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece London-based Brass Band who draw on the traditions of New Orleans. Formed in 2011, they have played at major festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness and the North Sea Jazz Festival as well as London venues including The O2 Brooklyn Bowl, Koko Camden, and Ronnie Scott’s. Whether performing a powerful amplified stage show or as a totally mobile marching band, the Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy.
They have recently launched their second album Rabble Rouser with a sold-out show at Rich Mix and a 14-date UK tour from Cornwall to Newcastle, featuring 13 tracks of original compositions by band members and unusual covers such as Gorillaz ‘Dirty Harry’ and Royce Wood Junior ‘Honeydripper’. Rabble Rouser marks the Brass Funkeys out as a trailblazer in the new generation of UK Brass Bands, while still holding true to the New Orleans sound.
“Brass has not been this good since that time Reel Big Fish covered A-Ha” – Noisey @ Glastonbury 2017
“Hugely enjoyable!” **** allaboutjazz.com “Rabble Rouser” review
The 9th Annual Brassroots Brass Band Bash / Runs: 930pm - 430am / Bands on stage from 1030pm-230am
Admission £5-15 Adv from RA or £15 OTD
Time to enter the Brassosphere. Space suits Mandatory!!!
We gonna take you Hiiiiiiiiigher on Music.