4:00pm – 4:50pm
The Hot Potato Band found their roots and musical inspiration in Sydney’s southern suburbs as street performers running over 120 shows a year all around Australia. A unique performance at a festival on the mid north coast of NSW opened the doors to new ideas and opportunities which were further realised after the perfect collaboration with Dylan Wright in 2014.
Anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 11 piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. The Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated street and stage performing bands in Australia. From large scale festivals to intimate venues they have successfully captured the energy and interaction of their street performances and perfectly integrated it into their on stage show. Describing the bands sound has been no easy feat. Combining world influences such as ska, blues, afro-cuban, pop, reggae and folk into a New Orleans inspired brass band with an Australian edge may classify the band as ‘multi-genre’, however, the constant joy they bring to audiences leave many suggesting a new genre of ‘Happy’. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance… literally!