Stomptown Brass has emerged as one of the most unique 8-piece acts in Ireland in recent times. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythms, Stomptown Brass make the most of their impressive line-up: two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and one big dirty Tuba.
What sets Stomptown Brass apart from any other act in Ireland is the originality of their sound combined with the unmistakable energy of brass music.
The set is made up almost exclusively of originals written by trombonist James O Leary. The tunes include bluesy vocals, dark infectious grooves, disco beat breakdowns, and funky minimalist rhythms, all delivered with a level of enthusiasm and showmanship rarely found on the circuit today. Stomptown Brass began when a group of like-minded brass players, known to each other from playing with bands and orchestras around Dublin, decided they wanted to take the tradition of brass bands and turn it on its head.
After successfully launching their EP titled “Locomotive” and their single “I Got a Plan”, 2018 saw the band perform at major slots at Electric Picnic, Longitude, Sea Sessions, Another Love Story, and Indiependence, along with sell-out shows at The Sugar Club, Cyprus Avenue and Dolans.
Their most recent project, a theatrical collaboration of ‘Requiem For the Truth’ with Collapsing Horse (who are without a doubt Ireland’s most interesting and innovative theatre company), saw the band break new ground selling out runs at Dublin Fringe 2017, Norway Fringe Festival 2018, Cork Jazz Festival 2018, Waterford Imagine Arts Festival 2018 where they took on the audacious task of holding a New Orleans Jazz Funeral, for the truth.
Robert Grant - Trumpet, Lead Vocals
Liam Ryan - Trumpet
Luke Byrne - Sax, Vocals
Finnian Kelly - Trombone
James O’Leary - Trombone, Vocals
Brian Larkin - Tuba, Vocals
Brendan Doherty - Drums
Darragh McGrath - Drums
Music & Lyrics written by James, with Liam & Brian on Production.