Hood to Hood West Seattle: Rat City Brass

photo by Jim Bennett

photo by Jim Bennett

From Seattle emerges a band that features a variety of styles by gathering the regional melodies of Mexico with pop, jazz and lounge. Rat City Brass is an eight-piece band composed of trumpets, percussionist, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass and drums. The band formed recently and is aspiring to take their instrumentation to another level. According to their MySpace page: “With top-notch musicianship, soaring melodies, rocking rhythms and cool breezy stage presence, Rat City Brass is guaranteed to raise smiles from old-school music aficionados and jaded hipsters alike.”

Rat City Brass played an amazing show at Easy Street Records packed with tons of energy, and a great and very coordinated instrumentation; a magnificent act that started with “Mexican Road Race”, then continued with “The Charmer,” “Spanish Flea,” “Lollipops & Roses,” “While My Trombone Gently Weeps,” and ended with “Thin Man Theme.” Afterward, KEXP DJ Kevin Cole exclaimed, “Rat City Brass is my new favorite band!”

Rat City Brass has already scheduled a tour around the state of Washington. To find out more about this extraordinary eight piece and their upcoming shows, visit their MySpace page.

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One Comment

  1. Lake Grrl
    Posted May 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    That was indeed a great show! Nice work all day, KEXP.

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