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After a whopper year of sold-out shows up and down the country, along with legendary festival sets at Electric Picnic, Longitude and Beatyard, Stomptown Brass are gearing up for their biggest Irish tour yet.
The 10-piece urban street-funk band are hitting the road this March, and bringing their outrageously energetic live show with them. Anyone interested in hearing brand new original music played with passion and precision (or just having a deadly time dancing your ass off) needs to see Stomptown Brass.
Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythms, Stomptown Brass make the most of their impressive line-up: 3 Drummers, 3 Trombones, 2 Trumpets, one Saxophone and one big dirty Tuba. What sets Stomptown Brass apart from any other act in Ireland is the originality of their sound combined with the unmistakable energy of brass music. The set is made up almost exclusively of originals written by trombonist James O Leary. The tunes include bluesy vocals, dark infectious grooves, disco beat breakdowns, and funky minimalist rhythms, all delivered with a level of enthusiasm and showmanship rarely found on the circuit today.
Stomptown Brass began when a group of like-minded brass players, known to each other from playing with Trinity Orchestra, Hozier, The Riptide Movement, Kormac’s Big Band, Tandem Felix, and Attention Bebe decided they wanted to take the tradition of brass bands and turn it on its head. Set for big things in 2017, catch them while they are on the up!