//google analytics
Filtering by: Jazz
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets are 19 plus booking~strictly over 18’s

Tickets are 19 plus booking~strictly over 18’s

Hypnotic (also known as HBE, or Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, or The Bros) is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, "Hypnotic" has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsie music. They call their eclectic blend of sound "now music", or "Hypnotic". Reared in the teachings of music since they were children, they grew up on the stage playing as the "Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble".
The brothers were raised in a house where music was a constant element of the household. Phil Cohran's "Circle of Sound" held rehearsals in the living room and put on live shows in the adjacent loft/theatre called the "Sun Ark". The brothers were obligated to wake at 6am and play their horns before and after school. As adolescents, they played around Chicago as the "Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble", performing for the likes of Harold Washington, Nelson Mandela, and other prominent figures of the day.

As the brothers grew into high school, many of them set their horns aside for a while. Enduring the deaths of close friends and family, including brother Anthony Neal, close friend Robert Lock (for whom they later wrote a song entitled "Flipside"), and Level Todd (for whom their song "Todd" was written), they decided to pick their horns back up. In 1999, the brothers took to the subways of Chicago and presented their music. Shortly after, they formed a full fledged, 8-piece brass ensemble and by 2004 recorded their first project "Flipside".
They have performed with Mos Def, Aquilla Sadalla, Phil Cohran, The Recipe, Nomadic Massive, Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, B52's and at the North Sea Jazz Festival. They have recorded with names ranging from Erykah Badu to Ghostface Killah of the Wu Tang Clan to BK-One to Childish Gambino to Maxwell. They supported Blur for their Hyde Park reunion concerts on 2–3 July 2009. They are also collaborators on a number of tracks from the third Gorillaz studio album, Plastic Beach. Their hit song "War" was featured in the box office smash The Hunger Games as the theme song for Caesar Flickerman. They collaborated on tracks with the group Rocket Juice & the Moon, a project featuring Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) on vocals/guitar/keyboard, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass, and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti and many others) on the group's self-titled debut album.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

  • Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

  • On street parking

View Event →
Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Stomptown Brass

Tickets €11 in advance/€12.50 on door (Strictly over 18's)

Tickets €11 in advance/€12.50 on door (Strictly over 18's)

8-piece Urban Street Funk band STOMPTOWN BRASS have announced a return to the stage this Autumn, bringing their brand new ‘Fight Tour’ show to Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Limerick! Catch them live at:

What sets STOMPTOWN BRASS apart from any other act in Ireland is the originality of their sound, combined with the unmistakable energy of brass.

Since their inception in late 2015, Stomptown Brass have shocked, delighted, and entertained audiences across Ireland and abroad. Through numerous festival appearances and themed shows, they have built and maintained their status as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic ensemble acts. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythm, the impressive band line-up of two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and a big dirty Tuba are known to put on a serious show!

Off the back of their debut EP “Locomotive” and their single “I Got a Plan”, the band have performed numerous times at Electric Picnic, Longitude, Kaleidoscope, Sea Sessions, Indiependence and Another Love Story, along with sell-out headline shows at Pepper Canister Church, The Chocolate Factory, The Sugar Club, Cyprus Avenue and Dolan’s among others.

More recently, Stomptown surprised audiences with a unique theatrical collaboration – ‘Requiem For the Truth’ – alongside Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, taking on the audacious task of holding a New Orleans Jazz Funeral, for the truth.

Breaking new ground, the band sold out back-to-back shows at Dublin Fringe 2017, Norway Fringe 2018, Cork Jazz Festival 2018, Waterford Imagine Arts Festival 2018, and returned for two self-produced shows at Pepper Canister Church in Dublin.

This Autumn, Stomptown Brass are back on tour with a fresh sound, a tighter lineup, and a brand new set of cinematic brass-centric tunes, along with some surprises and party favourites to shake your bum to!

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

  • Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

  • On street parking.

View Event →