Over the last 6 years, Jack Howard’s Epic Brass show has been one of the highlights of the Melbourne live music scene. With its combination of sensational set list, iconic guest singers and brilliant band, the show has consistently delivered.
On Sat Feb 25 at Memo Music Hall, Epic Brass will be having One Last Blast before calling it a day.
Jack’s acclaimed Epic Brass show is a celebration of, and an exploration into, the great horn-driven hits and hidden gems of Australian Rock.
The Epic Brass band brings authenticity and power to a killer show. It features Ash Davies (drums), Steve Hadley and John Archer (bass), Jason Kain (guitar), Nicky Del Rey (guitar), Travis Woods (trumpet), Chris Vizard (trombone) and Paul Williamson (sax). It also features a rolling cast of guest artists from some of Australia’s great bands. Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate), Tex Perkins, Deb Conway, Steve Kilbey (The Church), Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Ash Naylor (Even), Sean Kelly (Models), Helen Cattanach (Moler), Ron Peno (Died Pretty), Steve Lucas (X), Barry Palmer (H & C), Penny Ikinger (Wet Taxis), Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers) and Fiona Lee Maynard (Have A Nice Day) have all been a part of the show.
Jack plays trumpet with Hunters & Collectors and along the way he’s played with acts like The Violent Femmes, Rodriguez, You Am I, The Living End and many more. In 2017, he toured the world with Midnight Oil as their multi-instrumentalist. He’s been described as “one of the great quiet achievers of Australian music.” Recently, he launched his own new album, Lightheavweight 2, with a fabulous show at Memo.
The show features some of the great songs of the genre like The Saints’ Know Your Product, Midnight Oils’ Power and the Passion and Hunters and Collectors’ Say Goodbye. It also shines a light on the less well-known horn-based songs of Wet Taxis, Laughing Clowns, X, The Jackson Code and many more.