The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band

with the London Brexit Choir

Producer, composer, sonic explorer and world traveller Matthew Herbert brings his big band back to centre stage with a response to Brexit.

A typically ambitious collaborative journey and an ‘extended farewell party’, Herbert is encouraging the public to participate in an evolving project which started when Article 50 was triggered and will culminate in an album release on the day the UK leaves the EU. Tonight sees a showcase of the music created so far as well as works from his previous big band incarnations, adding guest musicians from the UK and Europe, singers and choir. Expect something between a political rally, a Broadway musical and a rave, with even the words of Article 50 set to music...

As a DJ and producer in the late-90s, Herbert sampled organic sounds generated by everyday objects into dance remixes and original tracks. He’s taken that spirit with him in his two big band projects, bringing together leading Jazz artists and creating music responsive to the political landscape.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Serious

Stage Times

7.30pm 
Cosmo Sheldrake

7.50pm
Fran Lobo

8.05pm
London Brexit DJ Ensemble featuring C.A.R, Cyclist, Elsa Hewitt, Femme, Hello Skinny, Kiwi DJ, Luke Solomon, Scott Fraser, Tom Demac, Zilla

with MC Charlie Dark throughout

8.40pm
The Matthew Herbert Brexit Big Band
with The London Brexit Choir

Please note that these times are subject to change

‘The message from parts of the Brexit campaign were that as a nation we are better off alone. I wanted to create a project that embodies the idea of collaboration from start to finish.‘
Matthew Herbert

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