Globally inspired; but distilled in Scotland.
Orkestra del Sol’s explosive reinvention of global brass band music has captured imaginations, set pulses racing and left a trail of pummelled dance floors across continents. Ska, porro, Balkan brass, klezmer and funk combine to create a living, breathing, polka-ing, pogo-ing honkstep for the 21st century, their legendary live shows bursting with anarchic humour, wildly skillful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre.
The Edinburgh 9-piece are currently touring a joyous selection of tunes from their critically acclaimed albums, The Moveable Feast and Lung Capacity, as well as several new compositions which the band are bursting to try out on audiences in 2015! The swagger of a Balkan wedding band and the rebellious energy of Latin carnival are ever-present, as well as flavours from Bollywood to Havana to the sassy street bands of New Orleans – all put into the mix with a host of colourful characters and given he exuberant Orkestra del Sol treatment.
“Magnificent!" The Independent
“Brilliant musicians” Time Out
“Utterly captivating” Songlines
"The genius of the Orkestra is the way they hide serious musicianship inside tongue-in-cheek humour. It's a winning combination" The Scotsman