Youngblood Brass Band – Preview

Published On October 7, 2013 | By Tom Sayer | Music & Nightlife Reviews & Previews

Thursday 31st October 2013
£10 in adv

Youngblood Brass Band, a group of progressive riot-jazz pioneers from the US are coming to Brighton this Halloween to kick-start their UK and European tour celebrating the release of their latest album ‘Pax Volumi’ on the Tru Thoughts record label.

Formed in Oregon in the mid-90s, YBB have been going strong for over fifteen years and show no signs of tiring with their latest highly energised record. With an emphasis on live acoustic music and a brass section that will make your back teeth shake, the fusion of hip-hop, jazz and punk is a mix unlike anything I’ve heard before: Imagine Eminem crossed with Louis Armstrong, N.W.A and Mark Ronson and you’re part of the way there to describing the fresh yet old-school sounds which would be right at home in the soundtrack of the Tony Hawks Pro Skater video games.

Both well-travelled and respected internationally, Youngblood Brass Band have headlined world-wide tours and performed at sell-out shows in over 20 countries as well as countless festivals including Glastonbury, Lowlands, WOMAD, SXSW and North Sea Jazz. Currently on tour in the US promoting their new record, they are sure to be on top form when they arrive in the UK for their Album launch tour.

Support from A LA FU, with chilled out dance vibes that will surely build up the audience for a great night.

Tickets are available from and Resident Records.

About The Writer

Tom Sayer is a Music and Creative Writing graduate from Bangor University, born and raised in Hove. After completing an MA in Composition for Film he returned to his hometown and dived back into the local music scene, seeking out the best and freshest music to write about for welovebrighton. Tom's musical interests range from Acoustic and Indie to Film Music and Jazz and he hopes to one day write for a music magazine, so feel free to send in your job offers!