Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRW

Article Contributed by Press Junkie PR | Published on Friday, February 24, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have announced they have been tapped for a coveted performance slot on Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday, February 24.  The critically acclaimed morning radio program airs weekdays from 9am to noon on Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW.  Their performance will air live at 11:15am PT on 89.9 FM in Los Angeles and will be streamed worldwide at The set will also be archived on the station site for future viewing.
Hot 8 Brass Band is set to release their fifth album, On The Spot out March 31 on Tru Thoughts, and embark on an extensive world tour including select markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australasia. The new record has its roots firmly in live performance, and in true Hot 8 style it pairs hard-hitting, heart-on-sleeve sentiment with party-fueling beats, hooks and grooves. On The Spot refers to the saying, on the spot, the glorious, rare moment in a New Orleans parade when the band stops to take a break but keeps playing for the crowd. Vibing and keeping the energy up, when they’re completely in the moment they sync up and the magic happens – a new tune is created, on the spot. Buzzing with the live, spontaneous synchronicity which has fueled their development from the streets of New Orleans to the forefront of the global scene over the last two decades, the new LP sees Hot 8 committing this spirit to record – and in the live arena the tunes are set to blow up.
One of the great New Orleans acts, Hot 8 has pushed on through a barely imaginable series of trials. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the separate deaths of five band members, and the horror of trumpeter Terrell “Burger” Batiste losing his legs, have tested these men almost to breaking point. They honor their lost friends and work towards the future of their community by putting their energies into positive projects at home as well as touring as much as possible. They march together and they play their music, not merely as a livelihood, but because their lives depend on it.
Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with artists from Lauryn Hill to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama, and were nominated for a GRAMMY in 2013 for their second album ‘The Life and Times Of…’. 2015’s acclaimed ‘Vicennial: 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band’ exemplified their ability to honor their city’s musical traditions while forging their own powerful legacy – a story that continues apace via the ‘On The Spot’ album and tour.

  • 25 Feb   The Mint, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
  • 1 Mar     The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD (AUS)
  • 2 Mar     Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD (AUS)
  • 3 Mar     Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD (AUS)
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