The Soul Rebels
The incomparable Soul Rebels are coming back to make Bluesfest audiences dance in 2017.
The eight piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels are riding high into 2017 after touring Europe, debuting in China and Japan, collaborating live with major artists including Nas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson, G-Eazy, Joey Bada$$, Curren$y, Talib Kweli and Big Freedia among many others.
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. The band has settled on an eight-piece all-brass lineup and have built a career around an eclectic live show that harnesses the power of horns and drums in a deep pocket funk party-like atmosphere. When not touring, The Soul Rebels' weekly show at New Orleans' Le Bon Temps Roulé is known to erupt with the kind of contagious, shout-along musical mayhem that The Rebels bring with them wherever they perform.
The Soul Rebels continue to chart new territory as they combine top-notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.
"The Soul Rebels are the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong." - VILLAGE VOICE
"New Orleans' top-shelf brass ensemble The Soul Rebels...wind-wielding wizardry of New Orleans' finest." - OKAYPLAYER