First of all New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band.
From the streets of York the band are at the forefront of a funky brass revolution that
is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots,
NYBB pack a powerful punch. Relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a
party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.
Most certainly New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 7-piece, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets,
trombones and sousaphone. Furthermore the band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans
musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo
Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure.
The band was formed in November 2010 due to James Lancaster, and quickly established itself as a
dynamic, flexible band who can perform outside acoustically at a drinks reception or street event, or
amplified on a festival stage or club. Furthermore there No gimmicks, no backing tracks, no auto tune, this is music that
gets people dancing and a band who make the audience feel part of the show!
Performances include, most notably Glastonbury Festival 2014/15/16/17, Bestival on the Isle of Wight, Durham
Brass Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Le Tour de France, Monaco Grand Prix all 7 summer cricket test
matches and celebrity parties and weddings for Danny Jones McBusted, comedian Alex Brooker,
Liam Gallagher, Joe Jordan, Gordon McQueen and finally Jamie Oliver.
In July 2016 the band was featured in the ITV show Surprise Weddings Caught On Camera and maybe you will see them soon!