Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed: “I think this is really something for my fans. It’s a down and dirty record and has some cool reinterpretations of some of my older songs. It gives some of those songs new life and at the same time allows me try something new and different.”

Es algo que tarde o temprano se veía venir: La colaboración entre el joven “shouter” Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed y la furia desatada de la High & Mighty Brass Band era algo muy especial.

La combinación de la furiosa voz de Eli junto con guitarra, bajo, batería, tuba-trombones y trompetas ha creado un sonido que nunca antes se había producido.

Después de varios incendiarios shows juntos en Brooklyn, NYC y Las Vegas, quedó claro que dicho espectáculo debía quedar documentado y plasmado en el estudio de grabación.Tras pasar varios dias encerrados en el estudio en julio de 2017, once de esos temas previamente testados en directo quedaron grabados directamente a cinta, sin artificios ni trucos, como en los viejos tiempos.

La selección de temas incluyen arreglos típicos de brass band de clásicos contemporáneos de Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed como “Come and Get It”, “WooHoo”, “Take My Love With You”, una versión de Beyoncé: “Love On Top” y un nuevo tema de Eli creado especialmente para la ocasión: “As I Live To Breathe”.

El resultado final es tan extraordinario que hay que escucharlo y verlo para creerlo: la mezcla sin aditivos de la fuerza bruta de la High & Mighty Brass Band autopropulsada por su numerosa sección de vientos, acompañada por la increíble y tórrida voz de Eli Paperboy Reed te sacudirá el esqueleto y te hará bailar sin parar.

Nuestro compañero Josechu Egido ha hablado con Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed para saber más de este proyecto conjunto y de sus planes de futuro.

 Eli Paperboy Reed meets High and Mighty Brass Band (2018)

 

THE INTERVIEW

Finally a joint tour of Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed and High & Mighty Brass Band. How and why does the idea of doing this meeting?

We’ve known each other from playing around Brooklyn for a long time and have been talking about collaborating for years. The plan finally came together when we both had some time last summer and it was just such an easy and natural thing. We got in to the rehearsal room and worked out the arrangements and then recorded the whole album in less than 3 days.

 

What are your expectations in this joint record, “Eli Paperboy Reed meets High & Mighty Brass Band”?

I think this is really something for my fans. It’s a down and dirty record and has some cool reinterpretations of some of my older songs. It gives some of those songs new life and at the same time allows me try something new and different.

 

How is the tour being? How is one of your live concerts?

I’m excited to get started! I don’t think audiences over here have ever seen anything like this. The combination of myself and the brass band is really something to behold and I think it’s going to blow people’s minds.

 

Spain is your other home, it is a country that you come to every time you edit a disc. Do you like the Spanish public? Why such a long tour of Spain?

I really do love it here in Spain and thankfully it seems like the Spanish public is happy to see me every time I come! I’m happy to keep coming back to Spain as long as you’ll have me.

 

Do you have any surprise or any plans alternative to this year 2018 and next 2019? Can you anticipate anything to us? When new songs? Maybe a new album?

New album! Just finished recording it in April and it’ll be out in early 2019. Lots of new surprises and fun music in store.

 

LA GIRA MAYO-JUNIO 2018

25/05 Murcia Sala Rem

26/05 Castellón Fiesta www.nomepierdouna.com 27/05 Granada Auditorio Manuel Falla

28/05 Sevilla Sala X 30/05 Valencia Loco Club

31/05 Valladolid Porta Caeli

01/06 Leganés (Madrid) Southside 07/06 Girona Insomni

08/06 Santander Escenario Santander 09/06 Lanzarote Sonidos Líquidos

12/06 Alicante Sala Stereo

13/06 Zaragoza Las Armas

14/06 Bilbao Kafe Antzokia

15/06 Vitoria Helldorado

16/06 Ferrol Auditorio Municipal