Empire Strikes Brass

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Hot on the heels of their newest release "Brassterpiece Theatre", Empire Strikes Brass are bringing their brasses back to The Sanctuary on February 28th! Nothing fills the Sanctuary hall quite like horns and this powerhouse band knows how to light it up!

Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) is a high energy Brass-Funk-Rock band hailing from the city of Asheville, North Carolina. Formed on the streets of their hometown, ESB is rooted in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition of second-line parades and deep moving grooves reminiscent of old school funk. Combining complex musical arrangements with thoughtful lyrical song structure, ESB can stretch out and dig deep when they are feeling it or keep things tight and concise. The fat sound of the horns paired with one dirty rhythm section makes the music downright psychedelically nasty! Founded in 2012, ESB intentionally stretches the boundaries of the stereotypical brass band paradigm, fusing sounds from various genres and weaving them together with the common thread of Brass. The diversity of the music within their sets keep audiences guessing what is next to come.

Under 18 admitted with adult.


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Empire Strikes Brass
  • 1217 Maple Ave SW
  • Roanoke, VA 24016
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  • 5 Points Music Sanctuary
  • GA $16 ADV / $18 DOS, VIP & Seating Options Available