Performing cuts from their summer LP “Collaborations, Vol. 1”, the East London collective were joined by two legendary musicians on Radio 3.
Hackney Colliery Band were invited to appear on Britain’s most prestigious jazz show, Radio 3’s J to Z. Performing selections from their latest release alongside famed collaborators, they were joined by ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke and notable saxophonist Pete Wareham. Steve Pretty from HCB also answered some questions from J to Z’s host Jumoké Fashola.
Jumoké Fashola presents a Christmas party special with The Hackney Colliery Band – a band known for their high-energy live shows and who will be joined onstage by special guests.BBC Radio
Since the release of their self-titled 2011 debut, Hackney Colliery Band have singled themselves out as one the UK’s most exhilarating live bands, bending and blending genres, instruments and minds with their impactful and individual sound. An unstoppable force in British music, they’ve performed at the official Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, played at the MOBO, BRIT and Mercury Awards, and previously collaborated with Madness and Amy Winehouse.
Their latest album was released in June 2019: listen below.