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Festival year 2012

The Bad Ass Brass Band

19.7.2012 >> Kirjurinluoto Arena

This orchestra claims to be the opposite of the police brass band. A band of street trash, hustlers and bandits, a wobbling caravan, whose horns blaze fire and testosterone while vocals provoke with their reckless anti-authority attitude. Utilizing old Finnish folk, dance and drinking songs the band’s bold kick ass sound burns the souls of the sinless and sheds its pompous brass skin again and again. They fulfil their promises without any problem on the band’s only eponymous album that came out in 2010. All songs are originals, but then again there are composers by the dozen in this careless horde, as well as musical talent generally. In the cold light of the day you can spot diamond-hard reedsmen, like Hepa Halme, Otto Eskelinen, Antero Priha and Erno Haukkala in this rebel crowd. The members of the band work also in groups, like Alamaailman Vasarat, Astro Can Caravan, Ismo Alanko Säätiö and The Soul Investigators. Rowdy singer Janne Masalin has another home in Tundramatiks.

Members:
  • Priha Antero, trumpet
  • Savela Eero, trumpet
  • Halme Hepa, saxophone
  • Leino Samppa, baritonhorn
  • Hermaja Antti, trombone
  • Haukkala Erno, sousaphone
  • Kautto Petri, guitar
  • Masalin Janne, accordion
  • Roininen Marko, percussion
  • Vettenranta Sami, drums
  • Poutiainen Ari, violin

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