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Durham’s BRASS Festival has always been known for facilitating unique collaborations, and this year’s BRASSED ON! project will be a special event indeed. Taking place on Friday 14th July at Durham Town Hall, BRASSED ON! sees two North East rising stars partnered with phenomenal contemporary brass bands to add new dimensions to their sound. Darlington’s Luke Royalty and Middlesbrough songwriter Sisi will partner with high-octane four-piece Loud Noises and all-female brass band from New Orleans The Original Pinettes, respectively. They’ll also be joined by vinyl connoisseurs Noble & Heath, who provide DJ duties for the night.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been chatting with the artists to find out more about these unique collaborations. Read on to find out more…


Leeds-based brass band Loud Noises fuse high-octane dance with contemporary brass music. They’ll work alongside Luke Royalty to add new dimensions to his sound, read their Q&A here.


Middlesbrough soulful songwriter Sisi will work with incredible and boundary-pushing all-female brass band from New Orleans, The Original Pinettes. Read her Q&A here.


Darlington’s Luke Royalty chats about his expectations ahead of the collaboration with Loud Noises. Read his Q&A here.


DJ duo Noble & Heath tell us what audiences can expect from their vinyl-only set. Read their Q&A here.

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