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The Hot 8 Brass Band is a New Orleans based brass band that blends hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with a traditional New Orleans brass sounds. It was formed in 1995 by tubist Bennie “Big Peter” Pete, merging two earlier bands, the Looney Tunes Brass Band and the High Steppers Brass Band.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Hot 8 Brass Band was propelled to wider prominence by an appearance in Spike Lee’s 2006 documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Because of this appearance, according to National Public Radio, “A new legion of fans caught onto the band’s mix of traditional marching music, hip hop, and R&B.”

The band has also been mentioned in the media because of the deaths of three of its members through handgun violence.

Hot 8 Brass Band have recently signed to the Tru Thoughts label, based in Brighton, England.


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  • saturday-rain

    Sexual Healing's awesome :D Also loved the scene in the movie

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • noym

    крутий бенд

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Марвин Гай конечно клёвый чувак, но это ребята своим кавером просто молодцы. Чертовы негры! Класс!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    2 Sokolick, чувак. зачем нам миллионы? 23 тысячи продвинутых чуваков будут выткать в норм музыку.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • adaminglis

    Saw them at d.b.a. New Orleans last night. Awesome live.

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sokolick

    хммммм.. какя-нить попса - 10000...000 слушателей, Hot 8 Brass Band - максимум - 112...) где правда?) пора бы заиметь этому ресурсу и по правильней счетчик что ли.. сам не знаю как это осуществить, но, блин..)

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • Mis776

    zajebioza :)

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • ibraaaiiins

    Anybody know where to get the version of "Skeet Skeet" they performed here ? It's different than the album version, and way better.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Phaniebangs

    Hey ive only heard Sexual Healing, what other songs by this band are as good and as summer-ish ( i love me my summer songs)

    21 Nov 2010 Reply
  • QueenSorriso

    This is it.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • WU_Fam

    мужики молодчаги

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PinkMartini79

    Sexual Healing Baby!!!

    22 Dec 2009 Reply

    15 Jun 2009 Reply
  • desgarron

    They are just great with sexual healing. I like Marvin but they did it a lot better.

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • bmxkris

    Went to see them at Cargo last night (31st July), awesome! Just awesome, you can see my pictures on the event page or at my flickr account Sorry they're a bit blurry and I got a bit trigger happy : )

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • InvisibleA

    Remixes album is unsurprisingly hoooooot

    31 Jul 2008 Reply
  • PThomasAnderson

    Tenemos un contratiempo, la mitad de los discos que circulan por la red están editados como "The" hot 8 brass band.

    13 Jul 2008 Reply
  • avg11

    I just can't get enough of them! fantastic band

    4 Jan 2008 Reply
  • toptoga

    A new version of Rock With The Hot 8 is now available on Check it out - it's fantastic!

    29 Oct 2007 Reply
  • jeej

    Well YOU understood! :-P Official Tru-Thoughts release of Rock With The Hot 8 is due out very soon. Sexual Healing 12 vinyl out now.

    30 Sep 2007 Reply
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