The Matthew Herbert Big Band announce the release of 'You're Welcome Here', a special Brexit-edition EP set for release on 18th February.
Now as musicians face crippling costs and admin to work in Europe, Herbert's band release a new single with all the European musicians and singers removed. The release follows the 2019 album ‘The State Between Us’, which was recorded over two years with more than 1000 musicians and singers, and saw the band asking the question ‘What does Brexit sound like?’
Speaking about the touring issue Matthew Herbert says: "The founding principle of Brexit is fundamentally at odds with the idea of collaboration so it’s no surprise to find this government has thrown a vibrant, popular, successful creative industry under a bus to prove a point. The music industry needs to be quicker to engage with bigger political questions instead of assuming music rises above this stuff. This touring issue was a clear danger from the very start of Brexit yet the industry is only now properly rallying to try to sort something. Where was this lobbying and organising 4 years ago?"
1. You’re Welcome Here (Brexit Edition)
2. The Special Relationship (Brexit Edition)
3. Fish And Chips (Brexit Edition)
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