The Soul Rebels

New Orleans Brass sensation The Soul Rebels have been more than riding high since receiving international attention following the release of their latest album, Poetry In Motion. The eight-member collective appeared on Def Jam artist Dave East and Nas’ “Godfather 4” single, Big Freedia and Icona Pop’s “Pipe That”, and reached fans with original singles “Greatness” featured as ESPN's official College Hoops theme anthem, and “Good Time” featured on Netflix’s #BlackAF and Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

The Soul Rebels have impressed viewers with appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a legendary feature on NPR's Tiny Desk series with Wu Tang Clan frontman GZA, headlined the global TED Conference, and appeared on the official soundtrack for Universal Pictures' hit comedy Girls Trip.

On the heels of their new supergroup with The Wu Tang Clan, The Soul Rebels continue to expand their international reach touring four continents including Europe, Australia, China, South Korea and Japan. Their explosive stage presence has led to live collaborations with the likes of Katy Perry, Nas, G-Eazy, DMX, Robin Thicke, Macy Gray, Portugal. The Man, Robert Glasper, Pretty Lights, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Matisyahu.


No other band in music is doing it like The Soul Rebels. The relentless group bridges and maintains the gaps between the traditional New Orleans brass sound, smooth modern R&B and the deep sounds and feeling of real hip-hop. To listen to an album from The Soul Rebels or, more importantly, to catch the group live, is to be presented with a sound that reminds you of the past while pulling you forward into the future – all while making you groove and shake.

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 all within a brass band context. The band has built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they feature in major films, tour globally, and combine top-notch musicianship with songs that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.

Shows

White Eagle Polish Hall
Sun. February 27th 19:30
$25 - 29.95 advance
In honour of Black History Month and to celebrate the final presentation of Garden City Grooves, Victoria BC Ska & Reggae Society is extremely proud to welcome New Orleans brass champions, THE SOUL REBELS to Victoria for the first time. It’s been five years since The Soul Rebels have been to western Canada and we say that’s far too long! One of the most powerful brass bands to come out of the US in as long as we can remember, The Soul Rebels are a gold standard for live music in North America and beyond. The band bridges the gaps between classic brass band sounds, funk, soul and hip-hop. Through their collaborations with some of the biggest names in not just hip-hop, but music as a whole – like Lil Wayne, Wu-Tang Clan, Katy Perry, DMX, Nas, Portugal. The Man and Macy Gray, to name a few – the band has garnered attention and praise globally. No other band in music is doing it like The Soul Rebels. To listen to an album from The Soul Rebels or, more importantly, to catch the group live, is to be presented with a sound that reminds you of the past while pulling you forward into the future – all while making you groove and sweat on the dancefloor.

Joining The Soul Rebels for this very special closing night of Garden City Grooves VIII is veteran of the Seattle hip-hop scene, community organizer and KEXP host GABRIEL TEODROS. It’s been a long while since Teodros has been above the 49th parallel to lay down his deep, ultra-smooth conscious hip-hop and we’re very excited to see what our old friend has in store for his triumphant return to Victoria. We’re also excited to have DJ ABEL, one of Vancouver’s premier selectors, on hand to hold things down with his hard-hitting dancehall and hip-hop sounds. Come join us as we wrap up Garden City Grooves VIII in serious style.

Note: The Soul Rebels and Gabriel Teodros will be offering free workshops at White Eagle Hall in addition to their live performances. The Soul Rebels will be presenting their workshop earlier in the day, FREE (with proof of full vaccination) for anyone who wants to learn more about the band, their music and their influences. Gabriel Teodros’ free workshop will be announced in the coming weeks.

Sunday, February 27 @ White Eagle Hall (James Bay)
Doors: 7:30pm
All ages, proof of full vaccination required for entry, Beverage Service for 19+ w/ ID
Tickets available exclusively at ticketweb.ca