‘VICENNIAL’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
“They’re sick – smashed it!” Twin B, BBC 1XTRA
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8’s party rocking sound and indomitable energy have become renowned across the world. The band have performed with a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def, and their incredible story was featured in Spike Lee’s two New Orleans documentaries When The Levee Broke and The Creek Don’t Rise. They played themselves in David Simon’s hit series Treme, and in 2013, were nominated for a Grammy award for their album The Life and Times Of…
New album ‘Vicennial – 20 Years of the Hot 8 Brass Band’ (Tru Thoughts), exemplifies Hot 8’s ability to honour their city’s musical traditions while forging their own powerful legacy allowing the band to tell the story of their lives, their career and their city like only they can. Stand-out tracks include rousing covers of ‘Sexual Healing’, ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’, and ‘Just My Imagination’ – plus ‘Royal Garden Blues’, ‘Get Up’, ‘What’s My Name’, and ‘New Orleans After The City’.
Watch the video for Sexual Healing here:
One of the funkiest groups from the New Orleans scene, The Hot 8 Brass Band continue to win over audiences with their old school street brass approach, fusing it with some harder, funkier currents in the process. Their approach is super-fresh, super-unique, and widely appealing. Like a good-time juggernaut, you’re likely to hear them juxtapose roof-raising originals with fresh versions of Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, The Specials or Basement Jaxx.
“Absolutely crucial” Craig Charles, BBC 6MUSIC