Brass Band Melbourne
Brass Band Melbourne is one of the most recognizable street and party brass bands in Australia. After building their reputation through their raucous New Orleans inspired street parties, they went on to play some of Melbourne’s finest venues, such as The Corner Hotel, Cherry Bar, Bar Open, Federation Square, The B.East, The Pinnacle, The Little Creatures Brewery and many more.
The band secured a rapid following through memorable performances such as at the Falls Festival, Dark Mofo, Brunswick Music Festival, Sydney Road Street Party, Hills are Alive, The White Night Festival, MONA (Tas), New Years on the Hill, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the Launch of the Wagner Ring Cycles and by sharing the stage with other Melbourne faves including Saskwatch, Sex On Toast, Do Yo Thangs, Kate Ceberano and Ross Irwin (Cat Empire). The band features Travis Woods and Ben Harrison on trumpet, James Macaulay and Nick Pietsch on trombone, Daniel Berry and Tim Clifton on percussion and James Mustafa on sousaphone.
The music is a fresh blend of funk, soul and traditional New Orleans jazz music, drawing influence from artists such as the Rebirth Brass Band, The Hoodangers and Beyoncé.