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Hot Potato Band is a brass band like no other. Beginning as street performers the 10 piece band from Sydney Australia are passionate about re-igniting organic performance and acoustic instrumentation, breaking down the barriers between stage and audience, and writing engaging original music that leaves lasting impressions on audiences around the world.
Their shows are filled with dancing and laughter and is an all round guaranteed good night out.
They are incredibly proud of their all acoustic lineup. An energetic amalgamation of catchy music, lyrics, infectious dance moves, interaction and the breaking down of barriers between stage and audience is what sets Hot Potato Band apart. Although difficult to describe their genre, HPB continues to compile their arsenal of songs inspired by Pop, Funk, Ska and Reggae, binding them by the classic instrumentation of New Orleans brass bands.
The bands unique sound is built on the backs of three drummers and a sousaphone, along with an array of horns covering catchy chorus lines and providing a beautiful harmonic cloud for Ben (vocalist) to float above. They are a band never to shy from a good time.
"Hot Potato Band were undoubtedly one of the most entertaining acts of the day"
- Madeline Tait, THE MUSIC (Lost Picnic Festival, Sydney)
"Simply amazing in every single way, from their timing, their show performance, to their impressive crowd involvement. They gave the Lost Picnic audience a performance so unique and entertaining, personally their set was definitely one of the highlights from the entire event"
- Laura Tedder, AMNPLIFY (Lost Picnic, Sydney)
"Of course there are always some gems of acts that you see that make the entry price totally worth it. My picks for this year were Sydney boys Hot Potato Band who i saw twice."
- Kristen Austin-Zande, SCENSTR (Queenscliff Music Festival)
"This band simply is a barrel of fun and a perfect fit for a summer’s night of revelry."
- Philippe Perez, The AU Review