The brass band has been enjoying an exhilarating revival in recent years, spearheaded by the likes of the Hackney Colliery Band, Soul Rebels, the Hot 8 Brass Band (who are due to play Cambridge this October), Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and this lot: Youngblood Brass Band.
A ten-piece outfit formed 15 years ago, the band takes the signature New Orleans brass band sound and infuses it with hip hop, soul, punk and uplifting jazz. Honouring their roots but flouting convention in an infectiously raucous fashion, the band are known for their lively shows.
Whether it’s their energetic, jazzy cover of Michael Jackson classic Human Nature, the sultry reimagining of Killing Me Softly, a bouncy rework of Chaka Khan’s Ain’t Nobody or their diverse collection of original compositions, Youngblood know how to get a crowd grooving.
Catch them doing their thing at Cambridge Junction’s J2 on 23 August. Tickets are £16 adv.