Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in Dolan's Warehouse tonight!

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble play in Dolan's Warehouse this fine Tuesday evening - they will also perform at lunchtime in Java's in UL at 1pm and appear on Spin Talk in and around 2.15 (that's good going). For more see here.

NO CONTEST this week, those funk-soul, jazz and bass hounds from Chicago, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, are coming back to town this Tuesday and it is officially the gig of the week, if not the month, or even year.

Almost regular visitors to Limerick at this stage, the nine piece brass explosion of HBE most recently played a storming gig in Trinity Rooms last October, but since that superb evening of adrenaline-fuelled jazz magic, Barack Obama’s favourite band have recorded with Gorillaz on their superb new album Plastic Beach, and are visiting Limerick before they head off on a worldwide tour with Damon Albarn’s not-so-cartooney band.

The Hypnotic Brass are dashing around Ireland this April to promote their forthcoming Heritage EP - recorded for Choice Cuts late last year - which is coming out in advance of their first official studio length album in May, coming out on Albarn’s Honest Jon’s record label.

All sons of legendary Chicago jazz trumpeter and Sun Ra Arkestra founder member Kelan Phil Cohran, plus drummer Christopher Anderson, HBE supported and played with Blur at Hyde Park last year, as well as Glastonbury and Electric Picnic, and to see these musicians perform live is to be literally hypnotised, an aura of telepathy surrounding them.

The last time they were in town, Gabriel Hubert - aka ‘Hudah’ - chatted to On the Beat, and put down their symmetry to the fact that they grew up living and breathing music.

“We enjoy creating music - you have to have fun. That is not the main element, but it helps,” said Hudah. “The thing that makes our sound so unique is that we have been playing together since we were kids. We have been hearing these notes since before we were born. Our sound is more of a cosmic and spiritual connection than a physical connection - it almost can't be put into words, because it is bigger than our personal egos and feelings,” he added.

Get down to Dolan’s Warehouse tonight, April 13 to see for yourselves what makes these guys so special.

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