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Black Dyke Band

In 1816 a brass and reed band was founded by Peter Wharton in the Yorkshire village of Queenshead, ­later to become Queensbury. John Foster, apart from being the founder of Black Dyke Mills, played French Horn in this band. It has been said on many occasions that Black Dyke was formed from it, however this is not strictly true, as "Peter Wharton’s band went out of existence through loss of members".

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Orkestra del Sol

"The swagger of a Balkan wedding band with the riotous energy of a Latin carnival." Based in Scotland, but taking in musical influences from far and wide, Orkestra del Sol inflect their music with a raucous enthusiasm. Blending the best of brass with the swinging sounds of samba, New Orleans street music or the rolling rhythms of Turkey and the Middle East, they charge through it all with full-blooded rock and roll speed. They make mincemeat of musical categories.

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Brasstronaut

Like their hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, Brasstronaut is hard to pin down. Their debut album, Mt. Chimaera, possesses qualities of the fjord-flanked city's unpredictable character. Since forming in 2007, Brasstronaut has steadily acquired the hands necessary to fuse a diverse range of genres and this follow-up to their Old World Lies EP represents the first statement by the band's definitive six-piece line-up. Vocalist and keyboardist Edo Van Breemen is joined by a roster fluent in trumpet, lap steel, flugelhorn and the seldom-heard EWI (a wind synthesizer), among others.

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Parliament

Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.

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Dereb the Ambassador

A new project put together by producer Tony Buchen and Ethiopian singer and masenqo player Dereb Desalegn to faithfully record the music of 1960s-70s Ethiopian soul. Putting together a 9 piece band including a 5 piece horn section of some of the finest horn players in the Antipodes and fresh off a plane from Addis master organ and piano player Danny Seyfu, the set of 11 songs was recorded by Tony using only gear that pre dates 1970. In doing so Tony and Dereb have recreated the feel of the dusty Ethiopian soul records that have started to once again become popular worldwide.

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ReBirth Brass Band

The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans brass band. The group was founded in 1983 by tuba player Philip Frazier, his brother Keith Frazier and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, along with other musicians with them at the Joseph S. Clark Sr. High School in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Rebirth is known for combining traditional New Orleans brass band music, including the New Orleans tradition of second line with funk, jazz, and soul influences. In 1992, Ruffins and Rebirth split amicably after Ruffins decided not to accompany the band on a trip to Africa.

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The Destroyers

1. The Destroyers are a 15 piece group based in Birmingham, UK. A mix of recovering escapees from Birminghams Conservatoire and musical firebrands from the midlands. Fired by the energy of Eastern European music, THE DESTROYERS diversify and build upon traditional arrangements, whilst remaining true to the roots of their influences. 2. The Destroyers are musicians that appeared under that name on the album Black Dignity - Peter Tosh and Friends.

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dj kobayashi

DJ Kobayashi musical styles varies from Gypsy/Balkan/Swing/Rock&Roll music, to chill-out/future dub/dub-step and broken beats.
His influences as a DJ started from a very young age following his dad (Reuven Erez). He then knew what he was meant to do and started forming his collection and style.
Today he residencies including DJing at Dimba Presents - a monthly event of folk, Gypsy and Balkan music in London and he plays regulary at Stranger than Paradise/ Balkan Beats London and Twisted Gypsy - a Gypsy/Balkan/Swing nights that take place in different clubs around London.

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