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New Orleans inspired music from the mean streets of York, North Yorkshire, UK.

“A must-see, stomping genre-splicing brass outfit” – The Guardian

New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired Brass Band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band are part of a funky brass revolution that is sweeping the UK. Inspired by Rebirth Brass Band, Soul Rebels, Hot 8, Youngblood and Brassroots, NYBB pack a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns… nothing kicks a party into gear like the sound of a smokin’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz Band.

New York Brass Band is a powerhouse 7-piece, with a line-up of percussion, sax, trumpets, trombones and sousaphone. The band take its inspiration from contemporary New Orleans musicians, but have a repertoire that ranges from Marvin Gaye to George Michael, from Cee-Lo Green to Stevie Wonder, with some funky, gritty northern originals thrown in for good measure.

The band was formed in November 2010 by James Lancaster, and quickly established itself as a dynamic, flexible band who can perform outside acoustically at a drinks reception or street event, or amplified on a festival stage or club. No gimmicks, no backing tracks, no auto tune, this is music that gets people dancing and a band who make the audience feel part of the show!

The past three years have been amazing for NYBB, with numerous festival performances including consecutive years at the legendary Cork Jazz Festival and the surreal Secret Garden Party. Many wedding parties have jumped to the sound of the NYBB, while repeat bookings at The Wardrobe and Hifi in Leeds, and Richmix London are testament to the appeal of this hip young band. Corporate clients include Venture Three, High St TV, Rugby Football League, Brewdog, Richard Fahey Racing Club, Taylors of Harrogate, Arena Racecourses, Vibe Music and Continental Drifts.

2014 looks like an exciting year with work on the band’s EP of originals gathering pace, plus a fantastic new wedding promo video ready for release. The diary is starting to fill with functions into 2015 with some high profile celebrity parties under wraps for the Summer!

The band’s debut CD was released in April 2013 and is available on the website. Even the restrained residents of the ancient City of York have found themselves letting their hair down and rocking the historic streets of the City.

Acoustic or amplified, sunshine or rain, indoors or out… NYBB will get the party started!


€8 available on the door

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).