Friday 10 August 2018
Price: FREE b4 10pm, £5 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID
Superhoot present a night of incredible music inspired by the Mardi Gras sounds of New Orleans. Dirty Bourbon River Show’s exuberantly theatrical show brings a blast of energy to the musical landscape at the Hoot, while The Big Smoke Family’s funky rhythms will be sure to get your fingers snapping. DJ Lil’ Koko will be bringing her stash of rare New Orleans vinyl to keep things moving before and after.
Hailing from New Orleans – DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music.
Their live shows pair exuberant, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting and orchestration. They switch instruments mid-show (sometimes even mid-song), they all sing (except the drummer), and they all have a penchant for theatrics (ﬁreballs, group chants and stomps, whiskey pours – whatever the imagination calls for).
“A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys,” – Rory Callais, OffBeat
THE BIG SMOKE FAMILY is a collective led by drummer Roy Pfeffer. The band draw from the spirit of New Orleans funk & Mardi Gras Indians, infusing their driving horn lines with heavy beats and live scratching. Their sound is unique and their groove infectious.
With credits that include Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Zigaboo, Courtney Pine and Joss Stone The Big Smoke are some of the UK’s funkiest musicians.
“Wow! Keep doing what you’re doing!” – Johnny Vidacovich
“Always a great night!” – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club
A prolific digger, DJ LIL’ KOKO will be bringing her vinyl stash and spinning rare New Orleans RnB, funk and soul with a few detours into the sweaty Bayous of Louisiana.