Musical performances will be by:
Hungry March Band
and more special guests!
We’re thrilled to announce the return of our partners in crime, Circus Mind. In the past years they have brought special guests to our FAT FRIDAY stage, including Charles Neville—this year his younger brother, the equally legendary percussionist, singer, and poet Cyril Neville will is going to celebrate and participate in the revelry with us at FAT FRIDAY 2019! We can’t wait to get our Cyril Stomp on!
You heard us right! Our royal musical lineup this year includes none other than NOLA rock and R&B LEGEND, percussionist and vocalist CYRIL NEVILLE, joining Circus Mind, and our 2019 event will see the return of The Hungry March Band—guaranteed to make you forget your Ides of March debts with their righteous beats, and to make you revel in the sweet NOLA seduction that is FAT FRIDAY!
Born in 1940s New Orleans, Cyril Neville is the youngest of the four siblings who would form legendary R&B/soul/funk band The Neville Brothers, that came to define NOLA R&B sound. Cyril has collaborated with and appeared on recordings by icons including Bob Dylan, Bono and Willie Nelson, Robbie Robertson, Edie Brickell, Dr. John and The New Orleans Social Club among others.
The Meters legend, solo star and talisman of the American blues and blues rock supergroup, Royal Southern Brotherhood, joined up with Tab Benoit for the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars In 2005, to bring awareness to Louisiana’s rapid loss of wetlands along the Gulf Coast. The band, also featuring Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone, Anders Osborne, Monk Boudreaux, George Porter, Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, and Dr. John, has become a main feature at the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Cyril Neville was a Blues Music Award nominee for his 2014 solo album Magic Honey.
Our royal musical lineup this year will include many more special guests — guaranteed to make you forget your Ides of March debts with their righteous beats, and to make you revel in the sweet NOLA seduction that is FAT FRIDAY!
Bred in the swamps of New York City, Fed on the pulse of a drumbeat mixed with a spicy gumbo, FAT FRIDAY staple and collective of musicians the likes of which the world has never seen before, Circus Mind, is at their live performance peak. Flawlessly moving from jazzy grooves to funky retro rock to reggae roots the band puts a modern take on mid-late 70’s influences such as Traffic, Steely Dan, Little Feat, Mott the Hoople mixed with a N’awlin’s Vibe such as Dr.John, The Meters and The Neville Brothers. Click on the photo below for a sample of their 2016 FAT FRIDAY performance featuring Charles Neville!
Hungry March Band
Celebrating over 20 years of bringing live musical spectacle to the people of New York City and beyond is Hungry March Band, a brass, percussion, and performance ensemble. Founded in Brooklyn in 1997 for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, HMB embodies the spirit of NYC’s streets with an inimitable brass sound and inspired, eclectic dance. HMB has shared their creativity with audiences around the United States, South America, and Europe, where they’ve been embraced by a longstanding community of brass bands. A unique sonic voice has emerged from the recording of their four self-released albums—one that melds their musical knowledge of big band, traditional, and free jazz, with punk rock and global brass influences.
Stay tuned for more details as we keep adding special guests and performers…