The After Hours are a 21st Century anomaly; a collective of lovable rogues hell bent on redefining live dance-music from house to hip hop, breakbeat to bassline. Established 2012 as one of the UK’s first Electro-Swing outfits the band has grown well beyond the constraints of any one genre blending belligerent bass, beats & brass to devastating effect.
The After Hours Quintet are a collective of ‘bright young things’; resurrecting the songs, instruments and techniques of an otherwise forgotten era, with an irresistible sense of ease and exuberance. The washboard fidgeting, banjo rolling, horn howling collective of ‘sizzling swingsters’ have been scorching audiences with their hot-jazz on an international scale since 2012, with headline performances at WOMAD, Latitude, Wilderness and Upton Jazz festival. Drawing on diverse influences from Gypsy Jazz to Dixieland and R&B, the band go beyond the confines of your average Trad Jazz Repertoire, with their ‘Vintage Versions’ of modern Pop classics such as Toxic, Sing It Back, I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor, and many more!
”Terrific fun… great musicians!” – Laura Rawlins, BBC Presenter