New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band will accompany the release of their fifth album, ‘On The Spot’ with an extensive tour including a visit to Manchester Academy 2 in October.
Stirring up excitement ahead of the album and tour, lead single “Working Together”/“Keepin’ It Funky” has been gaining support from the likes of Jamie Cullum, Garth Trinidad and Craig Charles.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Wednesday 11th October, 7.30pm
Manchester Academy 2
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with artists from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for their second album ‘The Life and Times Of…’. 2015’s acclaimed ‘Vicennial…’ exemplified their ability to honour their city’s musical traditions while forging their own powerful legacy – a story that continues apace via the ‘On The Spot’ album and tour.
The new record has its roots firmly in live performance, and in true Hot 8 style it pairs hard-hitting, heart-on-sleeve sentiment with party-fuelling beats, hooks and grooves. ‘On The Spot’ refers to the glorious, rare moment in a New Orleans parade when the band stops to take a break but keeps noodling with their instruments to please the crowd. Vibing and keeping the energy up, when they’re completely in the moment they sync up and the magic happens – a new tune is created. On The Spot. Buzzing with the live, spontaneous synchronicity which has fuelled their development from the Second line parades of New Orleans to the forefront of the global scene over the last two decades, the new LP sees Hot 8 committing this spirit to record – and in the live arena the tunes are set to blow up.
Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639