- The Soul Rebels
December 4, 2015
8:00 am - 11:55 pm
Advanced ticket sales have ended at WMNF, by phone & on-line… Please check an outlet for $17 Advanced priced tickets or get them at the door, open at 7pm ($20)! There will be plenty of tickets there to buy.
The Soul Rebels, one of New Orleans finest brass bands, did a knockout set at a past Tropical Heatwave and highlighted a recent Gasparilla Music Fest.
2014 – 2015 has been explosive for The Soul Rebels riding high from touring four continents including Europe, Australia, debuting in China and Japan, selling out shows in New York City, collaborating with artists spanning from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, Kool & The Gang, Joey Bada$$, Big Freedia, Slick Rick, Rakim, Robert Glasper, Gov’t Mule, The String Cheese Incident and others, to sharing stages with Bruno Mars, Kanye West, The Allman Brothers Band, Gary Clarke Jr., John Mayer, Jack White, Dave Mathews and Disclosure. The Soul Rebels toured with Trombone Shorty and returned home to record the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s official soundtrack, quoted by the iconic festival as “Soul Rebels, the soundtrack of Jazz Fest 2015”.
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 pop, hip hop, jazz and rock. The band has settled on an eight-piece lineup that can be heard on their international debut release Unlock Your Mind. The Soul Rebels built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in the party like atmosphere of a dance club. When not touring, The Soul Rebels’ weekly show at 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 and soul.
Parker Urban Band has become one of the regions most organic, soulful and sought after bands with their R&B grooves, foot stomping funk and spontaneous improv. They have shared their delicious vibes on stage with many amazing talents such as Zach Deputy, Roosevelt Collier, The Lee Boys, Bobby Lee Rodgers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Natalie Stewart, The Duhks, The Wailers, Damon Fowler, Selwyn Birchwood Band, The Main Squeeze, The Heavy Pets, Toubab Krewe and the list really does keep going! Fronted by John Parkerurban on guitar, Juanita Parkerurban and Myrna Lynn Perry Stallworth on vox with killer P.U.B family members Ricky Alessi formerly of Chroma, John Mortensen of Mama BLue, James Elam Holloway, and Chris Poland of Fusebox Funk!