Eli “Paperboy” Reed, joined forces with legendary High and Mighty Brass Band of Brooklyn to deliver a high-energy, soulful performance at Rock & Roll Hotel on Saturday.
Eli and the eight-piece funk/R&B band recently released a live album, aptly titled, Eli “Paperboy” Reed Meets Hight & Mighty Brass Band, which features Reed’s best-known songs reimagined with the addition of a brass band — as well as a brand new track titled “As I Live and Breathe.”
Listen to “As I Live and Breathe” on Spotify:
The set list from Rock & Roll Hotel included mostly selections from the group’s recent live album: “WooHoo,” “Satisfier,” “Cut Ya Down, “Name Calling,” “As I Live and Breathe,” among others. The encore included an impromptu Mothers Day tribute and “Explosion.”
The group will soon embark on a summer European tour which begins May 25 in Murcia, Spain, Followed by a date in Los Angeles at the end of August. Check out http://www.elipaperboyreed.com/tour.html for tour dates and other information.
Here are some pictures of Eli “Paperboy” Reed and High & Mighty Brass Band performing at Rock & Roll Hotel on May 12, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Ari Strauss.