American funk band in Norwich tonight

US outfit The Youngblood Brass Band - playing Norwich Arts Centre tonight - defy convention with consistently progressive, acoustic, groundbreaking music.

US outfit The YoungBlood Brass Band - playing Norwich Arts Centre tonight (Monday, May 4, 8pm) - defy convention with consistently progressive, acoustic, groundbreaking music.

The nine-member ensemble have performed in 15 countries and at the likes of Glastonbury and WOMAD, with acclaimed albums Unlearn, Center: Level: Roar, while their latest Is That a Riot? sees their music being taken to its dynamic, timbral and beat-driven extremes.

Imperial Leisure, from London, support. Playing their own particular take of rock steady, party hip hop and mosh-pit inducing punk, complete with live brass and rhythm section, their music is a combination of neat beats and catchy hooks. They are based at their own rehearsal/recording studio in Tottenham. They will release their debut album, The Art of Saying Nothing, this summer.

t Norwich Arts Centre box office 01603 660352 (�8 advance, �9 door).