Eli “Paperboy” Reed teams up with the High & Might Brass Band for an album, Eli “Paperboy” Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band, due June 8 via Yep Roc Records. The man and the brass band meet for a tour beforehand, and they perform at Rock and Roll Hotel on Saturday, May 12.
The concept for the album began from the first moment Eli joined High & Mighty on stage for a performance. The combination of Eli’s voice and the 10-piece brass band with tuba, two drummers, trumpets and trombones proved irresistible after the Brooklynites performed for several shows in their hometown and in Las Vegas.
Eli and the High & Mighty Brass Band recorded 11 tracks together live in July 2017. Those tracks include brass-band rearrangements of Eli’s own soul classics (“Come and Get It,” “WooHoo,” “Take My Love with You”), covers (Beyonce’s “Love on Top”), and a brand new composition written specifically for the album (“As I Live and Breathe.”)
Catch a trailer for Eli Paperboy Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band from BSMF Records, the Japanese label for the record.
Since 2010, Eli has released five previous albums, his most recent, My Way Home, for Yep Roc Records in 2016. He’s sure to be a hit with High & Might bandmates Ivan Jackson (trumpet, vocals), Matt Doe (trumpet), Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Nadav Nirenberg (trombone), Andrew Miramonti (guitar), Ray Cetta (Sousaphone), Chauncey Yearwood (percussion, vocals), Jamie Neumann (percussion, vocals), and Evan Howard (drums, band leader).