The Heavy Weights Brass Band

The Heavy Weights Brass Band

 

THE HEAVY WEIGHTS BRASS BAND

DATE: JULY 31, 2016
EVENT: Final Toast at Oast
STAGE: Oast House Brewery
ADDRESS: 2017 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
TIME: 6PM – 11PM
TICKET PRICE: $20


BAND MEMBERS:

Christopher Butcher – Trombone
John Pittman – Trumpet
Paul Metcalfe – Saxophone
Lowell Whitty – Drums
Tom Richards – Tuba

ABOUT YOU:

Canada’s leading feel good horn ensemble. The funkiest brass band north of New Orleans.

BAND BIO:

Whether receiving props from The Roots on Twitter, jamming with puppets on CBC Kids’ Mamma Yamma, recording with the legendary Giovanni Hidalgo or being championed by influential DJ and tastemaker Gilles Peterson, The Heavyweights Brass Band pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music’s elite.

HISTORY:

Whether receiving props from The Roots on Twitter, jamming with puppets on CBC Kids’ Mamma Yamma, recording with the legendary Giovanni Hidalgo or being championed by influential DJ and tastemaker Gilles Peterson, The Heavyweights Brass Band pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music’s elite.

Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music’s originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication.

The uppercut ascent of the Heavyweights’ arc has been the result of relentless dedication. Touring across Canada and sharing the stage with such influential groups as The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has helped build the group a loyal following. Now with their sophomore release Brasstronomical, the Heavyweights are offering a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions. They delve deeper and more eclectically into each musical direction implied on their first album. Brasstronomical reveals the band’s music is stronger, bolder, funkier and more mature than ever before.

YOUTUBE:

https://www.youtube.com/user/heavyweightsbrass

OTHER:

We hope to open up to some jamming collaboration with Kevin Breit and more if the opportunity presents itself.

AWARDS:

The group played on Jane Bunnett’s Maqueque 2015 Juno winner for Jazz Album.
We’ve also recorded on Juno nominated discs by Dubmatix and Aline Morales.

PRAISE/QUOTES:

“The Heavyweights Brass Band have come up with an incredible new album that is both classic and contemporary sounding. A big departure from their first release. One of the most exciting music projects on the Canadian music scene today.” – Alex Cuba, Juno and Grammy award winner. (March 2014)