Riot Jazz Brass Band hail from the grimy protoplasm of Manchester’s prolific creative scene. Since 2008, they have been spreading unconditional love and irresistible energy across the nation and continent.
The 9-strong troupe is comprised of three trumpets, three trombones, drums, sousaphone, and is fronted by the prodigious MC Chunky. The sheer enjoyment and passion which emanates from these musicians is as infectious as it is inspiring.
Be prepared for a unique, genre-bending exhibition of exhilarating music fit for any occasion, guaranteed to have every crowd on their feet – even Grandma will get up and dance!
Drawing from Jazz, Hip-Hop, Drum & Bass, Balkan, Trap, Grime, Dubstep, Latin, Classical; they write and play whatever their hearts desire. And the same goes for covers, which range from Britney to Bon Jovi, Shaggy to Blink 182.
This astonishing versatility and insatiable hunger to explore all corners of the musical spectrum has led to collaborations with a wide variety of artists, such as Swindle, Plan B, London Elektricity and Riz MC.
Support comes from Hunrosa. As bottom end provider for Cinematic Orchestra and Paper Tiger, Hunrosa (AKA Sam Vicary) already has something of a pedigree for a man of such tender years. His music glides effortlessly between Bonobo at his most sonorous, Jon Hopkins at his most ethereal and Flying Lotus at his most freaky. Currently based in Manchester, his music captures the wild organic senses of his Cornish childhood, anchoring it with a darker 2am undercurrent.
This is a standing show.