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M4 Is The Dapperest Marching Band in the World


Dec 17, 2013 Modern Speakeasy Events, Swing Music Playlist , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

March Fourth Marching Band’s New Music Video : SHINDIG

It is impossible to contain my enthusiasm about M4. Based in Portland, Oregon, this insanely funky vaudeville themed marching band will keep your bustles bumping with all encompassing entertainment.

Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of about 20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, OR. on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

Some of my favorite Shakti Bliss DJing gigs back in Oregon was playing with M4th, though I must say, it was quite intimidating! How in the world could one chick with a lap top follow up an act like that? Luckily, we match with our red, white and black costuming so we were like peas in a pod. I always felt like I was part of the band, just as they joyfully include the audience in all their live shows.

M4’s new single ‘Shindig’ is available exclusively at iTunes on Dec 17, 2013. Add it to your holiday playlist!

Visit their website: www.m4mb.com

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