Legendary New Orleans brass band hit Cambridge Junction for a party
One of the many great acts to emerge from the rich musical landscape of New Orleans, the Hot 8 Brass Band return to Cambridge this month for a gig at the Junction – and if last year’s raucous performance was anything to go by, it’s going to be unmissable.
Combining elements of a traditional marching brass band with hip hop, jazz and a whole heap of attitude, the group are known for their funked-out originals and irresistible covers of well-loved tracks by everyone from Snoop Dogg to The Specials. Most famous of all is their joyous take on Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing – the track responsible for getting them a record deal and tipping them over into mainstream success.
As a live act, they’ve got an undiluted passion and energy which it’s completely impossible not to get swept up in. Go see ’em on 31 August, tickets are £20.