Temple Funk Collective brought the house down at Bestival 2014 – a New Orleans-style 8-piece brass band riot, taking their lead from the Louisiana legends and adding gypsy, jungle and hip hop.
Hailing from Temple Cowley, Oxford, Temple Funk hit the scene in late 2012 and haven’t looked back since. With a rapidly growing fan base they are becoming one of the UKs top New Orleans Brass Bands
Now mixing upbeat originals into a set of some classic covers, with both clever and cheeky arrangements Temple Funk are a band you can watch over and over again and still spot something new.
Temple Funk also supply the horn power and drums behind the Dutty Moonshine Big Band, a collaboration with other artists to create one of the UKs best live acts on the swing scene
2015 looks to be another top year for the band as they visit some of the UKs top festivals and continue their busy gigging schedule. Watch out for new recordings, new music, and a live show you can’t afford to miss
“Hypnotic Brass Ensemble meets University Challenge”
Chris Tofu – Continental Drifts
“really funky Brass led dance along and joyous jump up music.”
“feel the funky force of those sousaphone basslines”
“performing covers and medleys with notable wit and musicianship…I was convinced the band had no dearth of ideas”
“a marvel both of arranging and playing”
“entertaining, indefatigable upbeat ensemble playing”