The Soul Rebels
Following the success of backing up NAS, collaborating live with G-Eazy for tens of thousands of fans in Europe and completing a summer European tour with Talib Kweli, Brooklyn Vegan is pleased to announce that brass sensation THE SOUL REBELSwill be joined by hip-hop icon PETE ROCK and SMOKE DZA on their upcoming August 4, 2017, one night only performance at New York’sBROOKLYN BOWL. In support of the announcement, The Soul Rebels have released live video from their previous Brooklyn Bowl appearance, paying tribute to James Brown’s sample of “The Boss” featured in Nas’s classic, “Get Down”.
The Soul Rebels are riding in 2017 having collaborated live with Curren$y, opening for Pretty Lights, performing live with Melle Mel, Rakim,Jarobi (of A Tribe Called Quest), Consequence, Mobb Deep, Pharoahe Monch, Raekwon (of the Wu Tang Clan) and appearing in Universal Pictures’ Girl Trip staring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith. The brass ensemble looks forward to an incredible year ahead while recording a new full length studio album.
About The Soul Rebels:
Eight piece brass ensemble THE SOUL REBELS are riding high into 2017 after touring four continents including Europe, Australia, debuting in China and Japan, selling out shows, collaborating live with artists spanning from Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, Talib Kweli and Big Freedia among many others, and opening for Bruno Mars.
The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip hop, jazz and rock. The band has settled on an eight-piece all-brass lineup and have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.
The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they combine topnotch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
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