We love a bit of brass in Hope and Social. Other things we love include dancing, being ‘entertaining’, making loud noises and making stuff up on the spot, so when we were asked to work with New York Brass Band at Durham BRASS Festival, we jumped at the opportunity.

As usual, we bit off slightly more than was easily chewable so in addition to pulling together a bespoke, brass-heavy set of H&S tunes interspersed with some NYBB faves, we also said we’d write a bunch of songs that were rooted in Durham, and to be performed, and recorded at the Big BRASS Bash shows.

Through the wonders of Arts Council England and by way of the inclusively-thinking Durham County Council, today we are very pleased to be able to announce the release of a brand spanking new Hope and Social & New York Brass Band album, and video for your delectation.

The video (by the ever fragrant Sodium) is a lovely little insight into our week in Durham. It seems to omit *most* of the drinking that was done, so all credit to Sodium for that. Must’ve been one hell of an edit guys!

Big Brass Bash from SODIUM

As you can see from the video we had an absolute ball over the course of the week. It’s something we’d really love to do again especially for all yous that couldn’t make it………..maybe like at Christmas……..maybe around 11th December 2015………maybe somewhere in Leeds…….MAAAAAYYYYYBBEEEEE………..

For now though we’re off out this weekend for a few dates so come out to play.

OCTOBER 2015

FRIDAY 23RD | FIBBERS, YORK
Tickets | Fibbers Event-page | Facebook Event

SATURDAY 24TH | THE WAITING ROOM, LONDON
Tickets via EventbriteFacebook Event | Details coming soon……..

SUNDAY 25TH | THE WARDROBE, LEEDS
Tickets via > Crash Records | Jumbo Records | Facebook Event

NOVEMBER 2015

TUESDAY 3RD | QUEEN ETHELBURGAS COLLEGE, THORPE UNDERWOOD
(A “Band Anyone Can Join” Show)
Tickets via boxoffice@qe.org, or call 01423 333236!

Not had enough!?!

Here’s even more ridiculous nonsense from our week in Durham :-)

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