East London’s Hackney Colliery Band are set to play Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach on November 18.
The band formed in 2008, have reinvented the brass band sound for the 21st century.
Steve Pretty of the band told Andy Howells earlier this year, “Some of us went to see some of the great contemporary brass bands coming out of the US, especially bands with a big hip hop influence like Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Youngblood Brass Band, and thought that it would be good to put together a London-based take on that line up.
“The name pays homage to the great tradition of British brass bands, and with Hackney being an area of incredible musical diversity, we try to reflect this eclecticism in what we play.”
Since the release of their eponymous debut in 2011, the 9-piece have blown their way into the public consciousness with their energetic and passionate live shows, amassing fans worldwide and reinventing the brass band sound for the modern age.
- Visit clwb.net/events/event/hackney-colliery-band/ for ticket details