On Wednesday 10th June, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble comes to The Glee Club in Birmingham.
Doors open at 7pm, with tickets charged at £15+booking fee. For further details direct from the venue, including online purchase points, click here
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) are a group of eight brass playing brothers from Chicago – also joined on occasion by a drummer, bass & guitarist.
Growing up in a musical household, the HBE boys were schooled by their father, Phil Cohran, who played trumpet in the Sun Ra Arkestra and was an active member of the Chicago Jazz movement.
From an early age, the HBE boys were already performing as a central part of the Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble.
Rigorously learning their craft before and after school, the HBE brothers also began adopting influences from the burgeoning Rap & Hip Hop scenes, eventually forming their own group called GWC (Gangsters with Curfews).
Already a tight group, the boys would cut their musical teeth busking on the streets of Chicago, where a man stood watching them perform would one day comment “you guys just hypnotised me.”
Shortly after they formed a rounded, eight piece brass ensemble and recorded their first self released project, ‘Flipside’ in 2004.
Having recorded with artists including Erykah Badu, Flea, Damon Albarn,Ghostface Killah and BK One, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble have also played stages across the world – alongside artists such as Mos Def, Femi Kuti, Del La Soul and Prince.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on Jools Holland
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble come to Birmingham for their first date on a 5 date UK tour, playing The Glee Club on Weds 10th June. For further gig info & tickets, visit https://www.glee.co.uk/performer/?pid=5875
For more on the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, visit http://www.hypnoticbrassensemble.com/
For further listings from The Glee Club (Birmingham), including all music & comedy shows, visit https://www.glee.co.uk/birmingham