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Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra is a 12-piece explosion of righteousness that blends New Orleans party music, Soul in the style of Ray Charles and Al Green, a good helping of jam-bandy Roots Rock and a righteous splash of good, upbeat Gospel without the religious overtones (We like to call it secular gospel).
In the group’s short history they have already made a big splash in the NYC music scene, sharing the stage with New Orleans stalwarts such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bonerama and Buckwheat Zydeco. They’ve sold out legendary venues such as the Highline Ballroom and BB King’s.
The Revolution began expanding into other regions in April, 2009 playing 13 shows in 12 days during Jazz Fest in New Orleans. Since then the group has performed in 10 states and developed a strong presence in several markets up and down the eastern seaboard. Many followers have attended recent Revivals in Vermont (Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, Red Fox Inn), Boston (Harper’s Ferry), Long Island (Stephen Talkhouse, Great South Bay Festival), Philadelphia, Dewey Beach, Winston-Salem, Asheville (Bele Chere Festival), Atlanta (Smith’s Olde Bar), Birmingham and New Orleans (Blue Nile & Tipitina’s during VooDoo Fest).
Each BroJo tune has been meticulously arranged for the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra: The three-piece horn section (the Shepherds of the Wind), the gospel choir (the Voices of Reason), and the most righteous rhythm section (the Guardians of the Groove) lay it down for Brother Joscephus to sing about the pain, joy and wisdom that is in his heart.
The core group is twelve pieces, but the Revolution has been known to expand to over sixteen (adding members to the gospel choir, fiddle, mandolin and percussion) and plans are in the works to incorporate an entire orchestra to back up the 12-piece core.
A Love Revival with Brother Joscephus is more than just excellent original live music. BroJo is also all about the spectacle and pageantry - it’s a life changing EXPERIENCE! The orchestra is decked out in their finest whites (accented with the appropriate gold, purple and green of Mardi Gras). They break out parasols, start each set with a parade through the audience and throw out hundreds of Mardi Gras beads over the course of a show. When the parade starts grooving the crowd can't help but have a good time. It's undeniable!!
Brother Joscephus' message is one of righteousness: spread as much love as possible around, regardless of your individual beliefs, race, age, gender, sex, sexual orientation or whatever it is you're into. Long as you're not hurting anyone, BroJo has much love for you and encourages you to fill the space with whatever love you got. That's what the Love Revival Revolution is all about.Since 2007 Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra has been on a musical mission to make the world a more righteous place. The two main visionaries of this 12-piece explosion of love - Brother Joscephus and his trusty compadre, the Right Reverend Dean Dawg - dip heavily into a gumbo rich with New Orleans rhythms, old soul and the classic rock sentiments that influenced them as they were growing up. BroJo combines all this with a message of righteousness, urging us all towards acceptance and loving one another.
When you combine the music and the message with a one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage spectacle, you got yourself one hell of a revolution on your hands.
With their home base in Brooklyn, New York, BroJo has been touring all over the eastern seaboard, from New Orleans to Burlington, Vermont. The band’s legendary self-titled debut CD came out in 2009 and the forthcoming Live at Brooklyn Bowl album is due for a 2011 release. Join the righteous at BrotherJoscephus.com and be part of the Revolution!