The Fallen Heroes
The Fallen Heroes are a London, UK based band who have been together for over ten years, playing funky New Orleans Rhythm & Blues blended with a contemporary London sound all over Europe and USA.
Brothers Ben and Emile Martyn grew up in the company of legendary New Orleans jazz musicians as their father is musician/producer/historian Barry Martyn.
Before the ages of ten both had extensive contact with the likes of George Lewis, John Handy and Emile’s Godfather Harold Dejan of the world famous Olympia Brass band (of James Bond ‘Live and Let Die’ fame).
In their teens the two moved to live permanently in New Orleans, where they performed with their own band throughout the French quarter. After 10 years living and working in the U.S. Emile decided to return to Europe and form his own band playing New Orleans music. With one distinctive twist, being that his brother Ben, who had also just recently returned from living in New Orleans, would write original compositions in a funky New Orleans style and blend it with a contemporary London sound. This is something that sets this band apart from the rest.
The U.S. Parks commission, in their drive to preserve the cultural heritage in and around New Orleans, has recently adopted Ben’s soulful ballad ‘My heart stays in New Orleans’.
Together with some of the finest young musicians playing in this unique style today, The Fallen Heroes offer a fresh approach to an already exciting form of music.
First set 8.00pm – 8.50pm
Second set 9.10pm – 10.00pm
Food served until 9.00pm
Drinks served until 10.00pm
Cafe open to jazz ticket holders only from 6.30pm