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Big Smoke Brass/Ceux Qui Marchent Debout

  • Drom taberna 458 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 2A8 Canada (map)

8pm Big Smoke Brass

Big Smoke Brass perform funk, soul and pop classics including Sam Cooke, Vulfpeck and Michael Jackson covers with such infectious energy and good vibes it’s impossible not to dance!

Ceux Qui Marchent Debout

Ceux Qui Marchent Debout are a heavy funk band from France using amplified 1930s brass band instruments.

Created in 1992 by Superclark, producer of Malka Family and founder of Patate Records, "Bart" and "Androuze", trumpet and trombone player of "La Marabunta", and Roufi, sousaphone player in Boula Matari. The band was originally called Les Fils de Crao playing mostly in alternative venues and bars of the Paris area. Because another band has the same name they switched to "Ceux qui marchent debout", a name that makes direct reference to the comic's character Rahan.

In July 1995 at the Bataclan de Paris, they shared their first big stage with American bass player and singer Bootsy Collins. A few months later they were asked by French film director Cédric Klapisch to compose the music of his next movie, Chacun cherche son chat("When The Cat's Away"). The band has played much since, opening or contributing with composers and musicians Fred WesleyMaceo ParkerThe Neville BrothersGalactic or David Byrne who featured their song "Horses" on The Cuisine Non-Stop compilation on his label Luaka Bop.

(Ceux Qui Marchent Debout are very special guests flying in for their debut performance at Drom. As such both Drom and Big Smoke Brass are thrilled to have them playing here. Throughout the night BSBB & CQMD will be riffing off each other and seamlessly drifting in and out of each others sets. This will be a Drom brass show people will look back on and want to say they were there…)