Full Tilt

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Last Show: Friday 4 th May 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Full Tilt are an 11 strong group of brass heavy party starters playing an eclectic range of genres including funk, soul, rock, reggae, ska, hip hop and drum and bass. Influenced by the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band, Sly and the Family Stone and Toots and the Maytals, since forming in 2016 the group have rapidly built a reputation on the London live scene, taking their original tunes (and the odd reinterpreted cover) to venues such as Rich Mix, Hootananny and Paper Dress Vintage as well as festivals like Sunrise, Hogsozzle and the Isle of Wight.

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Full Tilt are a mostly brass, 11 person originals band playing an eclectic range of genres including funk, soul, rock, reggae, ska, hip hop and drum and bass.

Influenced by the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band, Funkadelic, Toots and the Maytals and Sly and the Family Stone, frontman and founder Nathan Thomas was inspired to start the band following a road trip from New Orleans to Nashville. Since their debut gig in September 2016 Full Tilt have graced the stage at venues all over London including Rich Mix, Hootananny Brixton, The Magic Garden, Paper Dress Vintage, Archspace and The Fox and Firkin, as well as festivals like Isle of Wight, Hogsozzle and Sunrise. To date the band have released two EP’s of original tunes - ‘The Remedy’ and ‘Prequel’, as well as live videos of the tracks ‘Keep the Candle Burning’ and ‘Imagine’.

The band is made up of an ever growing collective of musicians, with any one lineup featuring lead vocals, guitar, two backing vocalists, two trumpets, two trombones, baritone sax, tenor/alto sax, drums and sousaphone. With members of the collective including graduates of Guildhall and Trinity College of music, much of the band has a background in jazz music, and they’re consequently delighted to be playing a venue with such a prestigious reputation.

Nathan Thomas (lead vocals/guitar)
Tiffany Sian-Parker/Sophie Delin (backing vocals)
Joe Withers/Ali Barker (trumpet)
Alexander Shaw (alto sax)
Rob MacDonald baritone sax)
Ruth Hunt/Priyanka Devani (trombone)
Joel Shopland (drums)
Joe Mathers (sousaphone)