Groovement Premiere / Hackney Colliery Band: It’s Normally Bigger LIVE

An exclusive track premiere today from fiercely independent London brass heavyweights Hackney Colliery Band. Their new LIVE album is out this week on Veki, and follows the success of their third album Sharpener.

The live album was recorded over three shows in the last two years and includes material from Sharpener, plus their second LP Common Decency, as well as cover favourites such as a Prodigy medley, their famous version of No Diggity and Nirvana’s Heart Shaped Box. To top it off, expect an acoustic Africa a la Toto…


Steve Pretty, the band’s frontman said: “We’ve always prided ourselves on putting on a really great live show, and the exciting thing about live gigs is that anything can happen. Unfortunately, that means that if I missed a note somewhere, that will now live with me and annoy me forever, but we wanted a really honest portrayal, with no overdubs or excessive production, just capturing the energy of the room”.

To celebrate the release of this unique live record, Hackney Colliery Band are playing their biggest headline show to date when they hit KOKO in London on 26th May.

UK tour dates:

17/3 LINCOLN Drill Hall

22/4 STROUD Subscription Rooms

28/4 MARGATE Dreamland

29/4 GREAT YARMOUTH Tower Complex

05/5 BRISTOL Colston Hall

10/5 WARWICK Arts Centre

12/5 MILTON KEYNES Stables

13/5 BIRMINGHAM Repertory Theatre


27/5 BURY Met

06/6 TRURO Hall for Cornwall

16/6 MANCHESTER Band on the Wall

17/6 WAKEFIELD Unity Works

22-25/6 GLASTONBURY Pilton

28/6 FOLKESTONE Cornerhouse

29/6 PARIS New Morning

08/7 NORWICH Forum

14/7 NEWTON LONGVILLE Into the Wild Festival

15/7 BROMSGROVE Artrix

03/8 NEWQUAY Lusty Glaze

04/8 MORECAMBE Platform

28/8LONDONHouse of Common Festival

10/9 ISLE OF WIGHT Bestival


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