Brass House Unit, Limelight
Hailing originally from Naxxar, Brass House Unit, or lovingly referred to as BHC, is a horn driven, funk laden group and I mean group at least fifteen strong, led by trumpeter Kevin Abeala. On their debut single “Limelight,” the group adds vocalists Ozzy Lino and Gloriana Arpa Belli for a throw back funk sound that delights. The band is inspired, featuring a line up of Simon Fenech – Piano, Synth; Simon Sammut – Bass; Jonathan Ellul – Guitar; Melchior Busuttil – Drums; Percussions – Joseph Camilleri;
Ivan Borg – Alto Sax; Matthew Fenech – Alto Sax; Daniel Quattromani – Tenor Sax; Godfrey Mifsud – Baritone Sax; Reno Cassar – Trumpet; Nathan Abela – Trumpet; Amadeo Mercieca – Trombone; Joseph Borg – Trombone; Mark Ciantar – Trombone. The sound is tight, grooving, and melodically catchy.
About the Album
It is becoming much more popular to release singles well in advance of the album itself, at times almost releasing each track until the culmination of the album itself. BHU has released a single title “Limelight,” with an accompany video that with funk your socks and move your body to the beat.
Our Favorite Track
Our favorite track is “Limelight.” The funky dance number is guaranteed to get some part of you moving. The melody is memorable and the male female vocalist additives are exciting and carry the tune to new heights with their electrifying voices. The spoken word section brings in
elements of pop and hip-hop. The horns add another dimension to the party with rhythmic figures and hits that keep thing poppin’. The music is written by Simon Sammut and the lyrics are by Matt Muxu Mercieca and Ozzy Lino. This is a winning combination that yields an enchanted combination of solid written horn lines and party lyrics. Only drawback: We want more! A single is not enough.
As mentioned above, I am ready for more. I can’t stop singing the song, I can’t stop hearing the melody in my ear. A group that has a solid start with a debut single, that already is leaving this reviewer wanting more. Until then, get the track for yourself immediately. If you need more convincing, jump on over to YouTube and you can her the track yourself, but be prepared to get hooked.
Brass House Unit
July 30, 2018