Inspired by the flavours of New Orleans to Fitzroy, this punked-out seven piece raucous street band take brass band music to a whole new level. From humble beginnings, the band has evolved from playing the streets of Melbourne to some of the biggest festivals and stages across the country.
Taking sounds from a number of musical influences, their debut record will be a fresh culmination that highlights all there is to dig about this band.
Whether you love them for their New Orleans inspired street parties or their raucous stage shows, Horns of Leroy always deliver and have earned themselves a reputation to match.
Ben Harrison & Travis Woods – Trumpet
Chris Vizard & Nick Pietsch – Trombone
Grant Arthur – Sousaphone
Daniel Berry & Tim Clifton – Percussion
Founded in early 2013 by Travis and Daniel, the band has been a staple in the local and national music scene since their first show on Feb 3rd at The B.East.
Over the years the band has performed hundreds of shows at venues like Hamer Hall, 170 Russel, Melbourne Museum, Sydney’s Metro. They’ve held residencies at Cherry Bar and The B.East, plus a special performance at Hamer Hall for Rockwiz’s Special Good Friday concert.
In 2016 the band released their first self titled album to a sold out crowd at Northcote Social Club. Then 2018 released their EP ‘Lift Your Game’ to another full house at The Curtain.
The band has performed at festivals like Splendour In the Grass, Hills are Alive, Falls Festival, White Night, Dark Mofo, National Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Queenscliff Music Fest, Bellingen Winter Fest, Mullum Music Fest, Brunswick Music Festival, Sydney Road Street Party, Stonnington Jazz, Strawberry Fields, Adelaide Cabaret, GABS, Melb Food & Wine, Portsea Polo and many more.
They’ve shared the stage with Thando, Dylan Joel, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows, Angus Stone & Dope Lemon, Wycliffe Gordon, Kate Ceberano, Casey Donovan, Ian Moss, Rockwiz and the Orkestra, Vika & Linda Bull, Melanie Safka, Ross Irwin (Cat Empire), Darcy McNulty (Jazz Party), Gary Pinto (CDB), Carmen Smith (Guy Sebastian) and more.
Supported Gogol Bordello (US), Hot 8 Brass Band (US), Saskwatch, Sex On Toast plus more.
In 2017 the band also recorded a version of the famous VB theme song for the launch of the classic can promotion. The video was released online and reached over 100k views.
TV appearances include Channel 7’s 'Big Music Quiz’ and Channel 10’s ‘The Project’.
Horns of Leroy are Yamaha artists and more information can be found here.