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.
Three Step Manouevre came together through a shared love of the classic organ trio line-up, and the music of funk pioneers like James Brown and The Meters, jazz legends such as Jimmy Smith and John Scofield, and modern groups including Lettuce and Soulive. Joining Ben Lee guitar, Dave Ferris Organ and Oscar Reynolds drums is London based Australian soul singer Georgia van Etten.
Georgia van Etten is a soul-blues songstress based in London with a unique, creative voice and a badass vocal trumpet. She has wowed audiences globally from major festivals in her homeland Australia, to Ronnie Scotts to famous European stages like Montreux Jazz (Switzerland), Porretta Soul (Italy), and Jazz à Vienne (France).
“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
"Three Step Manoeuvre ..That quick picking, shuffle snare, drums and riding bass is a recipe that very few can get right, but Three Step Manoeuvre does it magnificently.” Funkatopia, 20 Best Funk Albums of 2016.
"Georgia van Etten...A voice so full of texture and experience" Jamie Cullum
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