Brass So High

by The Uplifter

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Back in the late 90s up to 2002 I played trombone, guitar and sang in a ska/punk/reggae band called Punchbowl. The decision was made to rekindle a friendship and create a brass instrumental version of 'Flag So High' and who better to ask to accompany me than my old bandmate from way back when, Dave ('Trumpet') Leonard.

He travelled from Manchester down to Southampton to record the trumpet parts and we worked out some harmonies over cups of tea, just like old times.

The photo image was taken during a trip down to the sea at Mayflower Park in Southampton to work out some horn lines with some percussion in front of the docks. We plan to work together on another future release... and drink tea.

As with nearly all Reggae/Dub vinyl releases you get the vocal cut and a dub version, sometimes a 3rd instrumental... I decided to go for all three.


released May 1, 2014
Song written and recorded by Tom (The Uplifter) Earwaker
Dave Leonard - Trumpet
Tom Uplifter - Trombone, percussion, melodica

Produced and mixed by Paul Fox.


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The Uplifter

Drummer / Multi Instrumentalist / DJ & Selector / Percussionist / Producer / Sound System Operator. Based in South UK.

Toured extensively for over 10 years across the UK, New Zealand, New York, Europe... Spreading positively unique vibes.

Collaborated with The Slackers, Groundation, Channel one Sound System, Vibronics, Zion Train, The Black Seeds, Paul Fox.
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