ERIC’S is about to get hot and brassy as the Hot 8 fly in with their funk and hip hop spiced up with authentic New Orleans street band flavours.
The Hot 8 Brass Band is a world-renowned New Orleans-based group that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with traditional New Orleans brass sounds.
Playing New Orleans clubs and street marches in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the band was propelled into the international spotlight by an appearance in Spike Lee’s film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.
Since then the band has toured the world with their authentic and unique New Orleans street sound.
Famous for their blistering, high energy performances – expect them to tear the roof off the venue at this much-anticipated Liverpool visit.
“Hot 8 music is feel good music – music with a message,” says band leader Bennie Pete. “It’s life music. We can’t wait to see you folks in Liverpool. Get your dancing shoes ready!”
The Hot 8 Brass Band was founded in 1995 by tuba player Bennie Pete, Jerome “Bay Bay” Jones (trombone) and Harry “Swamp Thang” Cook (bass drum) to play brass band music professionally.
Although many of the current members began playing together in high school, over time the line-up has shifted and changed.
They regularly play at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (“Jazz Fest”) and have performed at the San Antonio Zulu Association Festival and the City of New Orleans New Year’s celebration among other major events.
HOT 8 Brass Band plays Eric’s on Sunday March 3.