Tongues of Fire are a riot of reeds, brass and rhythm section making a ?joyful noise? for dreaming, dancing and celebration
The band create new music, mine English traditions like west gallery and village bands, call on the collective fire of free jazz and play street band sounds from Jamaica, the Southern US and the Balkans. They are ideal for performing at outdoor events in parks, streets and town squares.
Tongues of Fire are inspired by inspired by sounds of church and chapel, of village, street, circus and gypsy bands, the jazz marches of Albert Ayler and the cosmic carnival of Sun Ra.
The band is highly adaptable with line ups to fits most outdoor settings. These include
– seven piece street band
– nine piece brass heavy processional band
– full twelve piece big band.
The band can play acoustic or on stage with PA
The band are costumed and can include stilted band leader.
We also work with the evnvironmtal sound group Leviathan Whispers and outdoor performance group Rag and Bone on outdoor shows, installations and celebrations. http://www.leviathanwhispers.co.uk