Dutty Moonshine Big Band have unveiled their latest single, Tommy & Loretta. The single is taken from the Big Band’s upcoming City Of Sin album and tells the tale of two of the city’s most notorious villains.
A collaborative effort with London Hip-Hop wonder ODJBOX, this latest single is another genre-defying delight. Lifting elements of Noir Jazz to Hip Hop, Swing and more, in Tommy & Loretta the Big Band deliver a sensual new single that simmers with a grandiose cinematic scale and has an epic backstory to match.
Delivered by vocal powerhouse Maria Laveau, the listener is thrown into the criminal underworld and immersed in the confrontation of two bad guys who leave a trail of destruction as an unlikely romance blossoms between them.
Tommy & Loretta arrives with a beautiful video animated in an classic Art-Deco style, as illustrated and animated by Twitchy Pixel.
City of Sin is the second album from this 12-piece musical force of nature, and it will be hitting the shelves on 29th May via Universal Music Group. All eyes are on the album charts as they strive to get City Of Sin into the official Top 40 and aim to make their mark in the mainstream with their unique and underground sound.
In light of current global events, the Big Band recently made the difficult decision to postpone both the release of City of Sin and their Spring UK Dates. After curtailing their UK tour part-way through, the band are pleased to confirm all dates have been rescheduled for the Autumn where they hope to resume business as usual.
Keeping busy during these uncertain times, the Big Band have also been engaging with their quarantined fans all over the world with an array of innovative and exciting social media content. Livening up lockdown, the Big Band have been providing live DJ Sets on Facebook and live video chats with each member of the band every Tuesday via Instagram in their popular Tuesday Takeovers. In addition, the band have come-together virtually to make an uplifting new video to accompany forthcoming track ‘The Arrest’ – featuring all 12 members of the band in their individual isolation stations.
Blending brass, keys, drums, digital hardware and vocalists, Dutty Moonshine Big Band are renowned for their ability to create explosive bass music that is inspired-by the classic big band sound of days gone by.
On their second album the band hone their craft and deliver 11 tracks designed to take the listener on a uniquely multi-genre, bass-heavy, dancefloor destroying journey. Rifling through an eclectic array of sounds and genres, all tracks are commanded by startling and accomplished performances from chief vocalists and conceptual narrators Maria Laveau and Hypeman Sage.
Later this year, the Dutty Moonshine Big Band hope to take their new material out on the road for an extensive run of UK live shows. 2019 witnessed the biggest festival season for the 14-piece live onslaught and saw them conquer stages at the likes of Wilderness, Beatherder, Glastonbury and Valleyfest with a unique take on 1920’s jazz that has been fused together with future sounds from the bass music underground. RockShot saw them close Wilkestock festival.