Booka Brass Band will return to Vicar St this October following their sold-out debut show last year.
Booka Brass Band have become something of an enigma. What started out as a group of young music students shyly addressing a bar full of revellers, has unforeseeably become an 8 piece band of professional entertainers and craftsmen, capable of not just grabbing and holding the attention of thousands of fans in a festival tent or at any number of their sold out shows, but leaving them with something that they are not about to forget quickly. The band are made up of 8 characters, each with a different story to tell and each bringing their own brand of enthralling stage presence that make Booka Brass Band impossible to take your eyes off once they hit the stage. The band have seduced audiences from main arena shows at Electric Picnic, Glastonbury, main stage at Body and Soul to their sell out debut shows in Dublin. They have collaborated with artists like The Frames, Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Paul Noonan, We Cut Corners, Jerry Fish, to name just a few as well as played for President of Ireland in his home, Áras an Uachtairain.
2015 brought the launch of the band’s debut EP, followed by a sold out Irish tour to support the release. The band turned away over a hundred fans from their debut sold out Cork show and finished the tour with a sold out show in one of Dublin's most prestigious venues, Vicar Street. ‘Booka Brass Band have every right to be claimed as Ireland’s best live act right now’, - Golden Plec
Tickets priced €22 are on sale now through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.