Hot 8 Brass Band are back with new album and UK tour

The New Orleans brass legends have announced 19 concerts in Britain alone

New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band have unveiled their fifth studio album, released on the 31st march on the Tru Thoughts Record Label. It’s called ‘On The Spot’ which is a reference to big band parade moments (where the music has officially stopped, but the musicians keep improvising anyway). The album includes some new material and some famous tunes like ‘St. James Infirmary’ and a cover of Sade’s ‘Sweetest Taboo’. They’ll pay tribute to Natalie Cole with a version of ‘Annie Mae’ and include a version of Frankie Beverley and Maze ‘Working Together’ (see video below).
Hot 8 are embarking on a mammoth 53-night world tour, (including 19 venues across the UK). Their biggest ever UK concert will be at London’s Roundhouse – capacity 1700 – on Tuesday 4th April.

Tuesday         4-Apr-2017    The Roundhouse, London (UK)
Wednesday   5-Apr-2017    The Quarterhouse, Folkestone (UK)
Thursday       6-Apr-2017    Rescue Rooms , Nottingham (UK)
Friday             7-Apr-2017    Invisible Wind Factory , Liverpool (UK)
Saturday        8-Apr-2017    Old Granada Studios, Manchester (UK)
Sunday          9-Apr-2017    Guild Hall, Preston (UK)
Tuesday        11-Apr-2017    Liquid Room, Edinburgh (UK)
Wednesday  12-Apr-2017    O2 ABC Glasgow (UK)
Thursday      13-Apr-2017    The Wardrobe, Leeds (UK)
Friday            14-Apr-2017    O2 Academy, Birmingham (UK)
Sunday          16-Apr-2017    Transatlantik Festival, Hamburg (GER)
Wednesday  19-Apr-2017    Marlin Room @ Webster Hall, New York, NY (USA)
Thursday      20-Apr-2017    Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA (USA)
Friday            21-Apr-2017    Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Saturday      22-Apr-2017    ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA (USA)
Sunday         30-Apr-2017    Katowice Jazz Art, Katowice (PL)
Monday         1-May-2017    Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (UK)
Tuesday        2-May-2017    O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield (UK)
Wednesday  3-May-2017    The Fleece, Bristol (UK)
Thursday      4-May-2017    Tramshed, Cardiff (UK)
Friday            5-May-2017    The Factory, Barnstable (UK)
Monday         8-May-2017    Boiler shop, Newcastle (UK)
Tuesday        9-May-2017    The Welly, Hull (UK)
Wednesday  10-May-2017    Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick (UK)
Thursday      11-May-2017    Pocklington Arts Centre, Pocklington (UK)
Friday            12-May-2017    The Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender, Camber Sands (UK)
Wednesday  17-May 2016    Venue TBA, Paris, (FR)
Thursday      18-May 2016    Venue TBA, Paris (FR)


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