What is Brasshop?

Chantel, Artistic director at Wapiti chats with Danno O’Shea
Band leader and drummer of My Son the Hurricane! (2 min read)

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Chantel: What is the music style of MSTH?

Danno: Well, we call it brasshop…tons of horns, multi drummer, multi singer…it’s a dance floor starter for sure. It’s like voltage enhance Lawrence Welk without the lime green suits. Ha!

Chantel: What kind of a performance do you aim for and why should people come out to see you all play at Wapiti?

Danno: We try and be the most intense, booty-shakin’, stage exploding band most people have ever seen. It’s 6 horns, it’s crazy drumming and it’s a light show all with the two wildest front people you’ve seen. So often people of all ages tell us they have never seen anything like it. That’s the kind of yelp review we’re looking to make each night on tour! We have literally carried each other off stage after shows because everyone is trying to outdo each other going buck wild and crazy. Just come dance mmmkay?!

Chantel: Where is the band from originally and how many dates are you touring this summer?

Danno: We’re from Niagara! It’s beautiful there and we’ll be on the road 75-80 dates. This is “The Shape of Funk to Come” Tour and it stretches 10 provinces and 8 states.

A final thought: This is a band of friends who feel like a family, a group that smiles a ton on stage, and a group that is hanging out before and after the show because we love each other and love the life we have touring and playing music. You’ll see it, you’ll hear it and we promise you that you’ll feel it.

My Son the Hurricane plays Wapiti Saturday, August 11th at 9:45 pm. Find them on Spotify and YouTube until then!