An upbeat indie party band with a love for world rhythms and ska-tinged arrangements that bring to mind names like The Cat Empire, Ozomatli and the Hackney Colliery band.
Manchester/Sheffield-collective, The Mighty Vipers formed in 2015 when members of the much loved UK ska-punk outfit Catch-it Kebabs (Do the Dog Music) joined forces with Manchester brass band, LBJF, producing a sound clash of high-octane, brass-fuelled music that gets the dance-floor shaking.
As an eight-piece, their first musical offering, Elemental, was released in April 2017 and is an exploration of music from across the world. It takes the spirit of South American and Caribbean music; the rhythms and melodies, the socio-political fire that burns deep within. It is dancing music, created with the sole purpose of bringing people together.
Since the release of their debut, the Mighty Vipers wasted no time hitting the road, enjoying a second successful European tour. Back home in the UK, the band has gone from strength to strength, garnering a reputation for their chaotic and entertaining live shows, expect limbo, dance-offs and a whole lot of positive energy firing off stage.
2018 is set to be the bands most successful yet with the release of their first feature video in March, a very brassy EP, and lots more onstage antics.