In celebration of festival season, high-impact, cutting-edge collective The Brass Funkeys will release a series of singles over the coming months, culminating in their brand new EP entitled ‘More Is More’. With a string of summer shows and headline gigs lined up including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Wilderness, Lost Village and many other festivals, and an EP launch tour including Rich Mix in London, Cambridge Junction, Hare & Hounds in Birmingham and Thekla in Bristol, these ‘go to’ party starters will be bringing their unique take on the New Orleans marching band legacy to audiences across the UK.
With a diverse repertoire covering a plethora of genres born out of their members’ genuinely eclectic tastes, The Brass Funkeys are consistently exploring new musical directions while refining their exciting, eclectic and energetic live show, bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy. Now with their new music they plan to build on their already formidable reputation as one of the UK’s premier brass outfits.
After the cancellation of dozens of live dates in 2020, The Brass Funkeys did not take lockdown lying down, instead embarking on an ambitious project to release four EPs to catalogue the band’s journey. ‘Crunch’ (2020), showcases original material exploring a new genre: #ThrashBrass, while ‘Live at Cambridge Junction’ (2021) features their high-energy stage show. ‘Ruin’ (2021) celebrates irreverent brass-led covers, from girl band hits to heavy metal headbangers and hip hop classics. On their new EP ‘More Is More’, the collective explore a new concept, as trombone player Tom Green explains:
we have so many diverse personalities and interests within the collective, we wanted to distil all these influences onto an EP that pushes the boundaries of what people think of as brass band music, while still holding true to its New Orleans roots.
With over 400,000 Spotify plays to date and a long list of accolades from leading music media, The Brass Funkeys show no sign of slowing down – catch them performing their high octane new tracks at a venue near you soon!
23/7 Secret Garden Party at Abbots Ripton.
29/7 Treehouse Festival in Oxfordshire
30/7 Ealing Jazz Festival London
04/8 Wilderness Festival Oxfordshire
11/8 Boomtown Festival Hampshire
27/8 Lost Village Festival Lincolnshire
28/8 Gone Wild Festival Exeter
02/9 Rich Mix London
15/9 Norden Farm Maidenhead
06/9 Cluny 1 Newcastle
07/9 Esquires Bedford
10/11 Junction 1 Cambridge
24/11 Hare and Hounds Birmingham
01/12 Bullingdon Oxford
02/12 Thekla Bristol
TBC Old Fire Station Bournemouth
Jack Banjo Courtney, Rob Smith, Rob Slater – Trumpets; Tom Green, Vij Prakash – Trombones; Dave Robinson – Tenor sax; John Caddick – Sousaphone; Harpal Mudhar – Drums; Fred Harper – Percussion