Experiences: Band,Event Entertainment,Musician
Formed in 2008 out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as to the ears, Hackney Brass Bandits is east Londons unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.
The backney Brass Bandits members have hugely diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from work with cutting edge jazz groups to the Royal Opera House, and from Jarvis Cocker to major international orchestras. This breadth of musical talent is clearly on display in their eclectic repertoire. Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Bands set-list is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name. Add the fact that the band stays true to its roots by bringing the tradition of mobile marching bands firmly into the 21st Century and you know that every gigs sure to be unique.
Whether playing to a global audience of hundreds of millions at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, or to a few hundred in a club, you can be certain of one thing: this is high-energy, good-time music that will make you want to move your feet.
For more information about Hackney Brass Bandits or any of our other bands, contact KruTalent on 0207 610 7120.