Heavy Beat Brass Band

Matt & Phreds

Remixing modern jazz, pop and funk music with the heavy sounds of New Orleans, Heavy Beat Brass Band is a unique band made up of eight young professional musicians personally mentored by Keith Frazier of New Orleans’ own Rebirth Brass Band.  

Since forming, Heavy Beat has hit the ground running, performing across the UK and overseas at BBC Radio 6 Great Escape Festival, Derry Jazz Festival, Button Factory Dublin, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Shambala Festival, Wychwood Festival and Hare and Hounds Kings Heath. 

Having raised the roof of several venues around the world, including Matt & Phred’s on many occasions, this is the band for all NOLA jazz lovers, brass lovers, and party lovers to come together on the dance floor.  

From old school New Orleans material to original material written and arranged by the band, to all-time party classics given this phenomenal band’s unique twist, expect to be beckoned out of your seat early on to join the band in making the most of what life and music has to offer. 

Doors 18:00

Check the Matt & Phreds website for more info.

Alex Astbury, Max Astbury trumpets / Lee Griffiths tenor saxophone / Dan Spirett baritone saxophone / Dave Sear trombone / Charlie Lancaster sousaphone / Gwilym Jones snare drum / David Sugden bass drum

Date: friday 27 may

Time: 21.30 - 00.30 |

Price: £7 on the door

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