Saturday, February 10 The Heavyweights Brass Band LIVE @ Yauca’s Lounge in Toronto, ON
From New Orleans though the Caribbean down to the southern tip of Brazil people are preparing for the biggest party of the year.Toronto lets join em and make sure we get it all out before lent with The Heavyweights Carnival Brass Blowout.
The Heavyweights Brass Band
DJ General Eclectic
Chris Butcher back from New Orleans
The hardest hitting brass band this side of the 49th and the finest selections all night long by General Eclectic bring your friends and be ready to dance!10 PM Yauca’s Lounge 755 Dovercout Rd. $10 advance $15 at the door ($10 students) All advance tickets will get a pre release track from The Heavyweights forthcoming disc “This City” recorded in New Orleans with a second line of special guests via email.
Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Like the music’s originators, the Heavyweights are unafraid to incorporate influences from disparate areas of the musical spectrum, from pop hits of the day to original compositions, from R&B and funk throwbacks to the infectious rhythms of Latin America, all woven together with the thread of adventuresome sophistication.
The uppercut ascent of the Heavyweights’ arc has been the result of relentless dedication. Touring across Canada and sharing the stage with such influential groups as The Roots, Trombone Shorty, Galactic and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble has helped build the group a loyal following. Now with their sophomore release Brasstronomical, the Heavyweights are offering a unique sound with emphasis on their original compositions. They delve deeper and more eclectically into each musical direction implied on their first album. Brasstronomical reveals the band’s music is stronger, bolder, funkier and more mature than ever before.