8-piece urban funk brass act Stomptown Brass are delighted to announce details of a brand new show at Cyprus Avenue as part of their spring Irish tour.
Through countless festival appearances and a number of wild and wacky productions, they have built a reputation as one of the Ireland’s most unique and dynamic ensemble acts. Blending sweeping soundscapes, relentless rhythms, groovy drops and captivating visuals, the expansive band line-up of two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, sixteen hands, one Sax and one big filthy Tuba are known to blow a serious racket that’ll get any crowd on their feet.
Aside from performing raucous slots at festivals like Electric Picnic, Beyond the Pale, Another Love Story, Kaleidoscope, Sea Sessions, Indiependence or old-Longitude, the band are known for some unique and spectacular theatrical productions that have beguiled audiences across all ages.
It all started in early 2015 when the band decided to unofficially march the route of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day parade after the last float had departed. What resulted was a crowd gathering the likes of which they did not expect, following their every step and creating a series of manic street parties across the city. After a few friendly discussions with the authorities, the band decided to take their show to the stage first before hitting the road, and embarked on the ‘Locomotive’ tour in 2016 to promote their debut EP of the same name.
Cutting their teeth on the nationwide live circuit and finding their feet at the end of their legs, they opened for some of the modern great brass bands such as Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and Hot 8 Brass Band. With their debut tour selling a lot more tickets than they expected, they have gone from strength to strength ever since, now about to set off on a full Irish tour next year.