Hannabiell & Midnight Blue

Hannabiell & Midnight Blue

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Hannabiell & Midnight Blue is a high energy ensemble and fuses together Jazz, Afro-Caribbean & Latin drumming, Afro-beat, Funk, and Reggae to create their unique sound. The music is an organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants, and mbira compositions.

Biography

This high energy ensemble is nothing less than exhilarating as it fuses together Afro-Caribbean & Latin percussion, Jazz, Afro-beat, Funk, and Reggae to create their unique sound. The music created from this fusion is an organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants, and mbira compositions which not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also summons audience participation.

In the North East, they have created a buzz performing at venues such as the Sage Gateshead, Hoochie Coochie, The Cluny, Head of Steam, Live Theatre, The Queens Hall Arts Center in Hexham, and have also performed in Durham, London, Oxford, Sheffield, and Birmingham. This year they will be featured in both the ¡Vamos Festival! in Newcastle and the Brass Festival in Durham. The most common response after a performance is that the viewer has "never heard anything like this!" Hannabiell & Midnight Blue released their debut album “With Us” in March 2012 and will release their second album entitled “Protest Culture” in the Summer 2013.

Hannabiell & Midnight Blue is committed to playing music that aid in breaking down personal and cultural barriers. The ensemble's diverse membership is a direct reflection of it's diverse fan base and audience attendance. The performances never fail to convey the band’s passion for equality and social change and believes that “The power to unite humanity and make peace rests within art forms that break stereotypes and brings diverse communities together.” -Hannabiell Sanders

Discography

2012, "With Us"