Category Archives: Big Band

Gig Review //Arcade Fire @ Baths Hall

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Arcade Fire played The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.

Like many people around the world, I was shocked at the announcement that global music superstars Arcade Fire had confirmed they were playing a warm up gig at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe, just days before headlining the Isle of Wight festival on Saturday. Continue reading Gig Review //Arcade Fire @ Baths Hall

THE KOOKS Playing Scunthorpe

The Kooks to perform at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.

Indie band The Kooks will visit Scunthorpe as part of their UK tour next year. The band – who went 5x platinum with their album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ – visit The Bath Hall on Monday, 24 April. Tickets go on sale on Friday. Continue reading THE KOOKS Playing Scunthorpe

BRASS BAND//HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND

Cafe INDIEpendent presents

HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND

They formed in 2008 out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as to the ears, the Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band.

Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room.

The Hackney Colliery Band’s members have hugely diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from work with cutting edge jazz groups to the Royal Opera House, and from Jarvis Cocker to major international orchestras.

This breadth of musical talent is clearly on display in their eclectic repertoire. Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s setlist is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name.

Add the fact that the band stays true to its roots by bringing the tradition of mobile marching bands firmly into the 21st Century and you know that every gig’s sure to be unique. Whether playing to a global audience of hundreds of millions at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics or to a few hundred in a club,though, you can be certain of one thing: this is high-energy, good-time music that’ll make you want move your feet.

Trumpet, flugelhorn: Nick Ashwood Trumpet, melodica: Steve Pretty Tenor sax: Tom Richards Alto/baritone sax: Mike Lesirge Trombone: Jonathan Sweeney Trombone: Magnus Dearness Sousaphone: Jeff Miller Snare drum, hi hat & cymbals: Luke Christie Bass drum, wood block, cowbell & cymbals: Olly Blackman.

http://www.hackneycollieryband.co.uk