Hackney Colliery Band presents its latest modern brass, techno and hip hop tunes, by bringing the tradition of a marching band straight into the 21st century

Group shot of Hackney Colliery Band with instruments
Hackney Colliery Band, 2013

Hackney Colliery Band is east London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band are totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room. Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s setlist is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name.