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Sounds Like: Phil Cohran, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Label: Pheelco ent.

Bio: HBE are eight brothers from the south side of Chicago, born to play music. They come from an extraordinary musical family. Philip Cohran, their father, has roots running back to Mississippi, his time in the musical hothouse of 1940s St Louis, and his seminal role with the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1950'... See Full Bio

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  • 2014

    Apr 26

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 11:00pm
    Knitting Factory -Brooklyn
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Sat Apr 26 11:00pm


    I'll be rocking with HBE on guitar for this show. Gonna be Epic!

  • 2013

    Oct 11

    staten island, NY, US | 4:30pm
    Richmond County Bank Ballpark
    staten island, NY, US
    Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:30pm
  • 2013

    Sep 20

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:00pm
  • 2013

    Jul 5

    Birmingham, UK | 1:00pm

    Birmingham, UK
    Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:00pm
  • 2013

    Jul 4

    Bristol, WEST, UK | 7:30pm

    Bristol, WEST, UK
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:30pm


    In the late 70's through the early 80's, all the brothers were born on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. Their family had a strong musical legacy that span the city. In 1986, their father formed "Phil Cohran and th Youth Ensemble". The eight brothers performed with their mothers, older brothers and sisters, as well as their father, Kelan Phil Cohran ( co-founder of AACM, Sun Ra's lead trumpeter, mentor to "the Pharoah's", later known as " Earth Wind and Fire"). After honing their technique on stage, the older brothers undertook music scholarship from universities abroad (Clark Atlanta Univ., Langston Univ.). The younger ones took to the streets of Chicago earning money by playing music of their own. In 1999 the brothers combined their efforts and began performing a new style of brass music they called "Hypnotic". After recording their first album "the Flipside" they won the 2001 CPS Young Author's Award for the title track on the cd "Satin Sheets". This success propelled them on to perform for "WNUA Jazzin at the Lake", "State street Live", and "Metamorphosis of Jazz" all on behalf of Chicago department of Tourism and Special Events. In 2005 Hypnotic released their sophomore album "Jupiter" reeling off the success of the freshman LP's 325,000 units sold independently (Merc Records). In the past few years, they have traveled all over the world playing for audiences of all genres; opening up for the B52's at Chicago HOB, Talib Kweli at Harold Washington Cultural Center, headlining along with Mos Def at Lincoln center in NY, and backing up Maceo Parker at Apollo Theater in Harlem. This talented family of performers wrote every song on their sophomore release while at the same time recording collaborations with artists such as GhostFace Killah and Tony Allen. Since then the band of brothers has turned down two major label offers only to release their third LP independently with two 10 inch vinyls being distributed in Europe and Japan. Hypnotic's most recent performances include the Northern Sea Jazz festival 2007(Netherlands); Festival Musicas do Mundo (Portugal); Mouson Arts and Music fest (Germany); Brooklyn Academy of Music ( New York); and "Bread and Butter Barcelona 2007" (spain). Ending the year with a tour of London, Dublin, Rotterdam, and Amsterdam. (Short performance clips are available to view on Youtube) Every step taken by these ambassadors of brass has been to fuse the better parts of jazz, rock, reggae, and hip hop into a legacy that will shape the future of music.

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  • Johnny Bonkers (Artist) Johnny Bonkers
    Hi guys, saw your band on English Television,pleased you were successful and got on with your tour,I am really liking your sound,I see you have another gig coming up,have a ...
  • M_tag (Artist) M_tag
    Bro your are the best... im from venezuela and i follow you lond time ago. Your Brass rock
  • Gnarbro TaKa of COdominance (Artist) Gnarbro TaKa of COd...
    A Hip Hop big band. Now that's fucking awesome. Hell yeah, love that sound, guys. Respect.
  • Seri Vida (Artist) Seri Vida
    Hi there, I saw you perform at Meredith last Sunday and I was blown away. You guys are so great! I'll be telling my friends. ^_^ I'm pretty sure after that performance ...
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Q: you guys come for '13 Fuji Rock? looking forward to come in japan!!
A: we would love to come back to japan. its one of our favorite places in the world. start a petition. maybe they will bring us out. other than that look up for us doing other shows around japan this summer

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