We spoke to Andy from Renegade Brass Band, the 12-piece brassy hip-hop muthas from Steel City
Hey, so how did you guys all first meet? And what made you want to start a band together? Introduce the band for us if you wouldn’t mind.
Ok, long story! A lot of the horns who started in the band - Nick and Christina (trombones) and Andy and James (trumpets), and alumni Tom (tenor sax), Tim (trombone) and Chris (trumpet) - knew each other through University music, and had discussed putting a brass band together for a while. I knew drummer Rory through the samba band we used to play in together, we met percussionist Dan at a salsa night, and Matt, our Sousa player, responded to a musicians ad online looking for a tuba player!
Since we began, we’ve added new members - after a few shows, we brought in Vex our MC, and former DJ Matt Von Badd - and brought in replacements for those who’ve moved on - our new trumpet player James, Jamie on tenor sax, and DJ Krook Kid on the wheels of steel. Amazingly with a 12-piece band, we’ve been able to keep a relatively stable line-up, but we have a few players we can call on in an emergency!
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Did an interview with a man named Andy from Renegade Brass Band, they’re really good you know! Go check out the interview and their stuff.
+ they sell really nice T-Shirts & 7’ vinyl over here - http://renegadebrassband.bandcamp.com/album/take-no-chances-make-no-changes-remixes
I should know seeing as I bought one :)