Disco & Funk band

The Brass Funkeys

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Disco & Funk band
Cambridge
8-piece brass band from the New Orleans tradition. Spirited second line revelry, soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk.

The Brass Funkeys are an 8-piece Brass Band who draw from the traditions of New Orleans with skilled musicianship, rolling from spirited second line revelry to soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk. Reggae, hip hop, gypsy, swing and Latin influences are exposed in an eclectic live show revealing a band bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy. Formed in 2011, The Brass Funkeys have played at major festivals including Glastonbury (closing the Shangri-La Stage, Silver Hayes), Boomtown (Mayfair Ballroom), Bestival (Club Dada, Caranserai), Wilderness (Village Hall, Carousel), and Secret Garden Party (Kitch-Inn) as well as numerous London venues such as Hootenanny, The Brooklyn Bowl, Richmix and the Shoreditch Blues Kitchen. Last year the band had the privilege of supporting Dr John, The Hot 8 Brass Band and The Dirty Dozen on their UK tours and have also performed across Europe (Amsterdam, Mainz, Prague). With the ability to perform as a totally mobile marching band to a powerful amplified stage show, The Brass Funkeys bring together some of the most talented musicians in London and beyond to create a modern take on the New Orleans sound. "Wow, these guys were fantastic, hugely entertaining and creative!" Chris Gilvear, Jazz FM “[...] ending their set by jumping into the crowd, brass instruments and all, The Brass Funkeys marched off to ‘When The Saints’, inducing a 500 strong conga around the site…” eFestivals - Sheep Music Festival, 2013 “Don’t be fooled by the frivolous presentation: underneath the joviality, the band possesses a tight professionalism.” The Tab, Cambridge “Sounds great, really tight!” Kirk Joseph, The Dirty Dozen

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Genres:
Jazz, Soul, Funk
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Types:
Disco & Funk band, Brass ensemble, Function band, Jazz band
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party
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