Festival Party Favourites “Brass Roots” Bring the Funk to Aether and Echo
Regular fixtures at local festivals having won over crowds at Sunflowerfest , Out to Lunch and The Cathedral Quarter Arts festival , Brass Roots play an intimate gig at Belfasts newest live music and club venue Aether and Echo on Friday 13th December
As part of our opening month programme at ‘Aether,’ the new sister club of restaurant Aether and Echo, we are pleased to announce a show that epitomises the diversity of our coming lineups!
Brassroots are a 9 piece East London based brass band, fusing the most eclectic collection of musical genres, and wearing your feet out on the regular. A must hear/see experience!
Brassroots was formed late in the Autumn of 2008 among the streets of East London. The band is a 9- piece horn and percussion ensemble comprised of an impressive groove and energy charged group of musicians from a variety of different countries and backgrounds including England, Israel, France, Greece and America.
Eager to establish a flourishing brassband scene in London, Brassroots quickly set about bringing unbelievable REAL, LIVE instrumental sound back into mainstream music by presenting pop music in a unique and challenging format. The group has also been featuring and collaborating with vocalists, MC’s and DJ’s recently which has proved highly successful and effective in bringing yet another exciting aspect to their shows. Brassroots are on track to change the way you experience and appreciate live music.
The group has unleashed knock-out shows to sold out audiences at Scala King’s Cross, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Festibelly and an exhausting 7 shows at Bestival. Brassroots has continued to blaze a trail through the London music scene in less than a year of existence. Leaving fans screaming at the top or their lungs for more is their calling card and the band is poised to bring a brand new energy and appeal to a tragically under-rated genre. The band currently enjoys a long-running residency at East London’s venue Rich Mix where they showcase some of London’s premiere up and coming musical talent at the same time presenting their unique sound and highlighting a different style from their bag of goodies.
Favourites of Mr Scruff and Giles Peterson they are no stranger to these shores regularly playing Irish festivals .. we are very lucky to have them for a christmas show
Support comes from the mighty local legends that are NI Soul Troop with a DJ set from the well-versed decksman, Nik Muzka
Friendly Fires take to the decks in Aether and Echo ,Belfasts newest live music and club venue , on Saturday 14th Decemberto prove that they know their way around a set of turntables as well as they do their instruments
Friendly Fires are an English band from St Albans . They are currently signed to XL Recordings .. Their self-titled debut album was released on 1 September 2008 and was announced as one of the shortlisted twelve for the 2009 Mercury Prize on 21 July 2009. This was followed by an album “Pala” in 2011.
The band are currently working on a new album with legendary producer Andrew Weatherall
Taking in influences from house, disco and techno, the Friendly Fires DJ sets are receiving solid acclaim from across the musical spectrum. Warming up for Carl Craig live on the renowned Boiler Room platform is no small coup, and Jack from Friendly Fires nailed it!
14th December:Friendly Fires [DJ Set] Doors 9pm
+ support from Queen & Disco DJ’s