Anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 11 piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show.
The Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated street and stage performing bands in Australia. From large scale festivals to intimate venues they have successfully captured the energy and interaction of their street performances and perfectly integrated it into their on stage show. Describing the bands sound has been no easy feat. Combining world influences such as ska, blues, afro-cuban, pop, reggae and folk into a New Orleans inspired brass band with an Australian edge may classify the band as ‘multi-genre’, however, the constant joy they bring to audiences leave many suggesting a new genre of ‘Happy’. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance…literally!
The bands unique sound comes from the absence of a single drum kit, bass guitar and electrified instruments. Three drummers create synchronised grooves on what would be a deconstructed drum kit. The bass lines are covered by enormous, lung busting Sousaphone. Two baritone saxophones mimic the part of a rhythm guitar and the bands huge array of horns cover catchy chorus lines and provide a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (the vocalist) to float above.