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Brassy and beautiful: the music behind Tygerstyle.

FOLLOWING their successful support slot for Finley Quaye earlier in the year, Tygerstyle have been asked to take part in Liverpool Music Week by returning to The Masque to support Jazz-funk supergroup, The Brand New Heavies. The band have been in prolific form of late recording 10 new songs in the summer which they are ready to showcase for the Liverpool crowd.

I caught up with guitarist Foz and singer Becky this week to find out more about the music that's inspiring them.

We each have different tastes in the band be these are some songs that we can all agree on," says Foz.

Youngblood Brass Band - Brooklyn.

"YBB are an eight piece brass band from New Orleans but they could out rock most bands. We went to see them at the Zanzibar this year and they were absolutely awesome. With five horn players and three drummers it gets pretty loud but the whole place was bouncing by the end," says Becky.

Pendulum - Propane Nightmares We''ve always liked drum''n''bass but watching them at Glastonbury made us realise that live bands can do it too so we wrote our own drum''n''bass song," says Foz. "Not sure if it''s any good though, we''ll have to see what the crowd thinks."

King Prawn-Not your Punk "Our drummer introduced us to this band," says Becky. "They mix rock, reggae and funk and have horn section so they''re in a pretty similar vein to ourselves."

The Whip Hand - Tower "They used to be known as Ji but they''ve been going in Liverpool for ages," says Foz. "They have some really heavy songs but this is one of their mellower moments. Their singer/guitarist gave us a copy of their last EP and we''ve had it on constantly ever since."

The JBs - Giving Up Food for Funk "James Brown''s backing band, made some of their own stuff after they got the sack," says Becky. "Led by the virtuoso trombonist Fred Wesley they are probably the best funk band who ever lived. So funky it hurts..."

. Tygerstyle are supporting the Brand New Heavies at The Masque, Seel Street on November 9. Tickets can be bought at or the venue. For more information, see
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2009
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