Heavy Metal Horns
Mar 21, 2020 | 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Venue Aurora | 21 S. Broadway Ave. | Aurora, IL 60505 | 331.212.8490
Mar 21, 2020
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Venue Aurora
21 S. Broadway Ave.
Aurora, IL 60505
“This is not – I repeat – not heavy metal music. Heavy Metal Horns are, however, heavy on funk and soul. Incorporating elements of George Clinton’s P-Funk vision and the dead-on-grooves of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Heavy Metal Horns blow their way to the center of your funk-starved mind. In-your-face brass and hook-laden songs are what these guys are all about.” – Michael Henningsen, Nu City, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Based in Boston, Heavy Metal Horns first appeared in 1989 as the horn section on the Del Fuegos RCA release “Smoking In The Fields”. A series of shows with the Del Fuegos through 1990, (which included J.Geils Band members Seth Justman on keyboards, and Magic Dick on harmonica, ) culminated on Boston’s Earth Day Celebration that year at The Hatch Shell in front of over 200,000 people. To record their own music, Heavy Metal Horns with the help of guitarist/songwriter Peter Calo, enlisted musicians from some of their favorite bands. The result was recognition from Boston’s major publications: Boston Magazine’s Best New Band, one of the year’s Best New Releases in the Boston Phoenix/WFNX Music Poll, and a performance opening the 1991 Boston Globe Jazz Festival. Heavy Metal Horns have received awards from the Boston Phoenix/WFNX for Best R&B/Soul/Blues Act, and two Boston Music Awards: Outstanding Club Band and Outstanding Funk Act. The Horns also received a sponsorship from Budweiser’s “In Concert” program.