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The West End Cultural Centre presents
Dirty Catfish Brass Band
with Sol James

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Doors 7:15pm | Show 8:00pm

Tickets: $15 advance | $20 door
Available at the West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Music Trader and The Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store

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Dirty Catfish Brass Band

Building upon their reputation as one of Winnipeg’s most explosive live acts, the Dirty Catfish Brass Band and their seven piece brass section readies to detonate with their Brass Riot debut CD release concert at the West End Cultural Centre.

Over the past three years the Dirty Catfish Brass Band (DCBB) has been bringing the sounds of the Bayou up North while building a strong reputation as one of Winnipeg's most explosive live bands. Featuring some of Winnipeg's top instrumentalists, this horn heavy ensemble fronted by an explosive seven piece brass section presents the best of New Orleans second-line, funk and soul. This summer the DCBB is hitting the street with their first release, Brass Riot!

With an impetuous display of passion, DCBB has put together a collection of songs designed to get listeners smiling, singing along, and up on their feet. By taking the creative and powerful nature of the New Orleans brass band tradition and mixing in their own flavour, the Dirty Catfish Brass Band have created a really fun and exciting listen for summer 2014. In true New Orleans tradition, DCBB spends their summers filling Winnipeg streets with parades, street corner dance parties, and with more brass than you can handle, and are really excited to showcase their sound at the West End Cultural Centre. “We love the crowds we get at our shows! I don't think we've ever had a show without dancing happening” testifies band member and tenor saxophonist Kyle Wedlake.

Brass Riot! opens with the uptempo title track, followed by "She's My Girl": a catchy homage to the finer things in life. The band really gets down to business with the fluid and energetic “Countershot”, followed by the radio-ready “Let’s Party”, and the funky, head-nodding “Creekspeak”. This energetic opening is followed up by a NOLA-flavoured rendition of Stompin’ Tom Connors’ “The Hockey Song”, and topped off with DCBB paying tribute to their New Orleans connection, performing a duo of traditional second-line parade songs, “Ate Up the Apple Tree” and “Lil’ Liza Jane”.


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The Dirty Catfish Brass Band is;
Todd Martin: Mellophone/vocals/harmonica
Andrew Littleford: Trumpet
Simon Christie: Trumpet
Joel Green: Trombone
Kyle Wedlake: tenor saxophone
Graham Dion: Alto/Baritone saxophones
Steve Oberheu: Sousaphone/electric bass
Aaron Chodirker: keyboard/organ
Cody Iwasiuk: drums

Sol James’ soulful performances have earned her the nickname “The Aretha Franklin of Country.” Her song writing and live show taps into a broad array of genres including jazz, R&B, funk and her first love, country music.

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Sol James

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