AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011
9 piece brass band from Edinburgh, UK 23 show, 3 week Australian tour, summer 2011.
Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music takes diverse influences – ska, porro, calypso, klezmer and funk – and creates a living, breathing polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century. Trumpet, trombone, saxes, clarinet, accordion, two drummers and the epic bass of the sousaphone conspire perfectly to create soaring horn lines and beautifully layered harmonies, driven by an uncompromising rhythm section who deliver the meanest grooves with a twinkle in their eye!
Orkestra del Sol’s riotous live shows are full of wit and imagination – bursting with anarchic humour, wildly skilful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre. Their current show ‘Top Trumps’ went down a storm on its recent tours of the UK and Australia. The show features collectable playing cards for the audience, and provides plenty of opportunities for crowd interaction as the band pit themselves against each other in a frenzy of high-speed riffs, tall tales and brass bravado.
Orkestra del Sol website
28th-30th Dec Woodford Folk Festival
31st Dec Darling Harbour Sydney NYE celebrations
4th Jan Byron Bay The Great Northern Hotel
6th Jan Gold Coast The Loft
7th Jan Brisbane The Zoo
8th Jan Festival First Night Sydney International Arts Festival
12th & 13th Jan Melbourne Northcote Social Club
15th-16th Jan Illawarra Folk Festival
19th & 20th Jan Sydney Town Hall – Sydney International Arts festival
21st & 22nd Jan Parramata Town Hall – Sydney International Arts Festival
Image courtesy Orkestra Del Sol