Hackney Colliery Band

1 Posted by - 19th May 2012 - Our Gigs & Posters, Past Guests

Funkdub, Telford’s Warehouse & WahWah 45’s present…

In the latest chapter of its mission to bring the freshest and finest music to Chester, Funkdub has secured the mighty Hackney Colliery Band to perform their barnstorming live show at Telfords Warehouse on Saturday, 19th May.

Now into its eighth year, the Funkdub music revolution has changed the musical landscape of Chester, introducing critically acclaimed acts, such as Dub Pistols, Pama International and Gentleman’s Dub Club to legions of music lovers.

Funkdub’s latest hand-picked act is the Hackney Colliery Band, part of the incredible reinvention of the brass band for the 21st Century.

The East London collective’s funked-up covers of artists including Kings of Leon, Prodigy, Alicia Keys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, alongside their own original music, have seen them sell out headline shows at the Jazz Café, Scala and Hootenanny, supporting US brass megastars the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.

Their celebrated version of the Blackstreet featuring Dr Dre classic “No Diggity”, along with other singles from the Hackney Colliery Band’s eponymous debut album, sold out their vinyl run, and have been featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and BBC 6 Music.

Expect an eclectic and brassy blend of funk, hip-hop, ska, contemporary jazz, New Orleans marching bands, Balkan beats, contemporary hip-hop, dubstep, R&B, Latin brass, African polyrhythms and high-octane rock.

Funkdub’s original DJ partnership, 3DJ and G-Kush, will play their trademark diverse and heavy sets before and after the band, fresh from spinning at London’s 2012 International Ska Festival.

Funkdub Live Presents… Hackney Colliery Band will be on Saturday, 19th May 2012 at Telfords Warehouse, Chester. Tickets are free before 9pm, £4 thereafter.



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