The Canadian funked out jazz band The Heavyweights Brass Band are on a Western Canadian tour and the group will be playing in Golden on June 22 at The Rockwater Bar & Grill.
With their New Orleans-styled jazz sound the band takes their live show to new levels with high-energy performances which have garnered rave reviews.
Formed in 2009, the Heavyweights have been playing shows and festivals around Toronto and opened for the biggest names in New Orleans music including Galactic, Trombone Shorty, and Preservation Hall.
The band’s individual members – Chris Butcher (trombone), Paul Metcalfe (saxophones), Jon Challoner (trumpet), Rob Teehan (sousaphone) and Lowell Whitty (drums) have taken their vast experience and brought it together for a sound for the ages.
Their 13-track debut album “Don’t Bring Me Down” was recorded at famed Studio 211 at the CBC in Toronto, with engineer Dennis Patterson (Mariah Carey, Deborah Cox) at the helm.
It was mixed by Juno Award winner John “Beetle” Bailey (Molly Johnson, Harry Manx) at “The Drive Shed” studio.
The Heavyweights’ track ‘Nueva Orleans’ was featured on the recent critically-acclaimed release of “Havana Cultura: The Search Continues”, by international tastemaker BBC DJ Gilles Peterson. The Heavyweights also contributed two new tracks to Canadian saxophone star Jane Bunnett’s newest release, “Mundo: The World of Jane Bunnett.”