Hot 8 Brass Band (2012) 10 - Edward Johnson
6th July 2012 at Jazz Cafe, London NW1.
Country: United States - New Orleans. Style: New Orleans style Brass Band.
Line Up: Bennie "Big Peter" Pete (sousaphone), Alvarez "Big Al" Huntley (trumpet), Raymond "Dr Rackle" Williams (trumpet), Clarence "Trixzey" Slaughter (tenor sax), Tyrus Chapman (trombone), Jerrreau "Couzin" Fournett (trombone), Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (bass drum), Edward Johnson (snare drum).
The group was formed in 1995 by four people from each of the Looney Tunes and High Steppers Brass Bands. Bennie Pete and Harry Cool are the only original members left, though Al Huntley and Raymond Williams have been members for many years. They regularly tour the UK. This time bringing with them newcomers Clarence Slaughter (who has played with Trombone Shorty) and Tyrus Chapman (once of Rebirth), plus a temporary replacement for Sammy Cyret on snare.
More information: www.hot8brassband.com/