Reinventing the brass sound for the modern age

East London's Hackney Colliery Band, who will be apeparing at Unity Works next month continue to reinvent the brass band sound for the 21st century.

A tour de force of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, marching percussion and electronics, the band are as inspired by contemporary rock and electronica as they are New Orleans marching bands and the traditional British brass bands to which their name pays homage.

Formed in 2008 out of a desire to play music that appealed to the feet as much as to the ears, the band has rapidly gained an army of loyal supporters, including radio support from Lauren Laverne, Craig Charles and Jamie Cullum.

Since the release of their debut album in 2011, the 9-piece have blown their way into the public consciousness with energetic and passionate live shows, amassing fans worldwide and reinventing the brass band sound for the modern age.