Following the success of their recent CD, A Brief Period Of Rejoicing, The Fallen Heroes will be showcasing songs from the new album as well as playing old favourites. Expect to hear an interesting mix of originals plus some hot rhythm and blues, swinging jazz and a dash of ska, all influenced by the music of New Orleans where band leaders Emile and Ben Martyn grew albeit infusing their own current and contemporary sound. Brothers Ben and Emile Martyn started their musical career in New Orleans, leading to extensive contact with local legends such as George Lewis, John Handy and Harold Dejan of the world-famous Olympia Brass Band. Returning to Europe they formed their own band playing New Orleans music but with a twist, writing original compositions in a funky New Orleans manner but playing in a more up to date, modern London style.
Rhythm & Blue Martin aka Fallen Heroes: Ben & Emile Martyn’s other line-up out of the Fallen Heroes showcasing some of the best R & B & jazz rhythms and tunes associated with the sound of New Orleans, Louisiana and other southern states of America. This exciting line-up features band leader Ben Martyn on vocals and bass, brother Emile on drums, acclaimed Kansas City pianist, Dean Ross and special surprise guests.