Snapshots: Eli “Paperboy” Reed and the High & Mighty Brass Band @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 5/12/18

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Eli Reed performs with the High & Mighty Brass Band at Rock and Roll Hotel on May 12, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

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.

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