Whether it's the spotlight shone on New Orleans' roots music after the devastating floods more than 10 years ago, or TV shows like Treme from the creators of The Wire, which chronicled the lives and struggles of musicians, big bands seems to be having a moment.

The Soul Rebels, the go to collaborators for hip-hop A listens like Talib Kweli and Nas, aren't even the better known example. That honour surely goes to Hot 8 Brass Band, signed to Brighton’s Tru Thoughts, and whose version of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing has become a bona fide city anthem.

There's a fair bit of commonality between the two, both inspired by the second line tradition of New Orleans parades - the anarchic unofficial bands that bring up the rear - and both introducing a fair bit of soul and hip hop into their repertoires. The oppressive humidity downstairs at Patterns did not feel far off a Deep South club, a home from home for the eight-piece band, who blew a cacophonous set of jams, covers - and even a jazzed up happy birthday for one mortified audience member.

The blue-eyed soul of Hall & Oates' I Can't Go For That got a lively rework, while one of the best moments of the night was penultimate number, a drawn out version of 'Sweet Dreams', it's iconic synth work transplanted nicely into the boisterous brass section, the band breaking it down to an a capella holler for the chorus.

The yearning hook of Jay-Z's Encore gave a bit of a closing drama and things were wrapped things up well before 10pm for a very respectable early night.

The number of bodies on stage and style of play made for a raw and sometimes clattering sound, and it may well been even better heard in its original environment, the parade, rather than an enclosed club.