Brexit Big Band
Album launch concerts at Royal Court Theatre announced

Album launch concerts at Royal Court Theatre announced

Matthew’s Brexit Big Band will perform two launch concerts at London’s Royal Court Theatre on March 29th 2019 – the day the UK is due to leave the EU and the day the bands album THE STATE BETWEEN US will be released. Tickets are now available Further concerts have also been confirmed including Gilles Peterson’s...
Countdown to March 29th

Countdown to March 29th

“What brought the audience cheering to its feet at the end… was the metaphor for human solidarity presented by all those joyous musicians” the Telegraph, 4/5 “A more gloomy, depressed, bleak attitude than his own could scarcely be imagined.”  Melanie Phillips, the Times www.brexitbigband.eu The Brexit Big Band is the controversial, ever-evolving musical collaboration created...
Brexit Big Band recording stage complete

Brexit Big Band recording stage complete

Matthew launched the Brexit Big Band project on 29th March 2017, the same day that Theresa May triggered article 50 giving the UK a two year countdown to the day it is due to leave the EU. Since then then project has involved over a thousand contributors including musicians and singers from across Europe at...
Brexit Big Band at Romaeuropa

Brexit Big Band at Romaeuropa

Matthew brings the Brexit Big Band to Rome for the final recording session of the project which will involve rehearsing and recording with a band of local musicians and a choir. The band will then perform a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on Sunday 25th November. More information and tickets    
Brexit Big Band on 2nd Anniversary of the vote

Brexit Big Band on 2nd Anniversary of the vote

“What brought the audience cheering to its feet at the end… was the metaphor for human solidarity presented by all those joyous musicians” the Telegraph, 4/5 “A more gloomy, depressed, bleak attitude than his own could scarcely be imagined.”  Melanie Phillips, the Times www.brexitbigband.eu The Brexit Big Band is the controversial, ever-evolving musical collaboration created...
Premiere for new AV piece at Splice Festival 2018

Premiere for new AV piece at Splice Festival 2018

In a new audio-visual project in response to Brexit, pioneering electronic musician Matthew Herbert presents an exclusive commission for Splice in collaboration with media artist Christopher Thomas Allen (The Light Surgeons). The performance will examine the things we will lose as a result of Brexit and it’s impact, by exploring the themes of scale and...
Brexit Big Band in Brussels

Brexit Big Band in Brussels

Matthew brings the Brexit Big Band project to the very heart of the EU on Saturday 20th Jan for the closing concert of the 2018 Brussels Jazz Festival at Flagey. Tickets
Statement - Brexit Big Band

Statement – Brexit Big Band

Following a variety of news stories about the Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project, I feel I should respond. Most importantly, this is not an anti-Brexit project. This is a project that, having accepted Brexit will occur, attempts to work out what a new kind of relationship with our European neighbours may look like. That...
Brexit Big Band - Project Overview

Brexit Big Band – Project Overview

Following two acclaimed big band albums, Matthew Herbert announces a third in response to Brexit. This time though, it’s being put together differently. It is a two year collaborative project right across Europe celebrating artistic and musical collaboration and communities across national borders. The project will begin in England at the point at which the...
Brexit Big Band - Barbican Centre, London - 23rd Oct

Brexit Big Band – Barbican Centre, London – 23rd Oct

Matthew is taking the new iteration of his big band project Matthew Herberts’ Brexit Big Band back to the Barbican Centre in London for a headline show on 23rd October. A typically ambitious collaborative journey and an ‘extended farewell party’, Herbert is encouraging the public to participate in an evolving project which started when Article...