(Wah Wah 45s, London)
London's mighty Hackney Colliery Band is now available on the European continent via planet rock!
Hackney Colliery Band presents a high-octane mix of the ancient British coal mine brass traditions, the indestructible second liners beat of New Orleans, with a good chunks of Balkan, Hiphop and Ska thrown in. With their legendary cover versions, which re-invent songs by Jay-Z, The Prodigy or Toto with a beautiful sense of humor, and a set of equally powerful originals showcasing the ensemble's outstanding soloists, the Colliery Band’s setlist is as diverse as the borough that gave them their name.
Hackney Colliery Band played the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, jammed with the late great Amy Winehouse (who was a huge fan of the group) and are finally ready to blow off the roof of any club that's ready to invite them - feel good music for the feet and the head!