Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band have confirmed a host of new UK shows.
The composer took up the challenge of opposing Brexit through music over a year ago, and since then the group have been involved in some incredible live events.
Taking their message to Europe, the ever-fluctuating line up will be augmented by local musicians from each show.
Playing Madrid on June 29th, the Brexit Big Band will play the Montreux Jazz Festival on June 30th, before playing Berlin, Leipzig, and Rome.
Here's a missive from Matthew Herbert...
I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks Brexit is going well. Jacob Rees Mogg is telling investors to take their money out of the UK. Nigel Lawson is moving to France. Parts of the Leave campaign broke the law and Nigel Farage has floated the idea of a second referendum. Furthermore 'take back control' apparently doesn't extend to our own parliament, the majority of whom have voted against giving themselves any say over the deal and its consequences.
Two years in and there's still no plan from the government and we're only a few months away now. It's embarrassing, disheartening and utterly devoid of a positive vision for the kind of place we might want Britain to be. This is where the Brexit Big Band comes in.
Catch Matthew Herbert's Brexit Big Band at the following shows:
29 Madrid Verranos de la Villa 2018, Plaza de Colon (free festival)
30 Montreux Jazz Festival
27 Berlin Wassermusik Festival 2018
18 London Live in the Square
17 Leipzig Jazztage Festival
25 Rome Romaeuropa
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