Pieces of Eight - 8 Piece Horn Band - Cleveland, OH
by Robert Matzen
Pieces of Eight at The House of BLues
Pieces of Eight (featuring the Lakeside Brass) is a Northeast Ohio area band made up of eight musicians complete with its own horn section. The band performs a mix of Rock & Roll and Rhythm & Blues. For the past three decades, Pieces of Eight has performed at a majority of Northeast Ohio's favorite night clubs, for college students on spring break in Daytona Beach, Florida, The House of Blues, the resort town of Put-In-Bay, Ohio, various community sponsored events and for thousands of fans at many area festivals. 2009 marked the 30 year anniversary of Pieces of Eight performing music in Northeast Ohio.
The unusual mix of musical talent and instrumentation affords the band the capability of reproducing a wide variety of material. The musical focus of the band is a mixture of classic Rock & Roll, and popular Rhythm & Blues. Pieces of Eight is so much more than a mere tribute act. These eight musicians go beyond the usual motions and really have fun on stage. In fact, the unofficial band slogan says it all... "If it isn't fun anymore, we'll quit drinking beer and playing music" (well, maybe the beer part won't happen). But that party atmosphere becomes infectious and the audience can't help but join in on the fun happening on stage during each
performance. For more detailed information about the band, photographs, video and audio clips, we invite you to visit us on the internet at www.piecesofeightband.net.
Contact: Bob Matzen
Phone: 440 946-9511