Hopetoun Brown are in town this weekend with two new sets of gale-force music played on trumpets, tubas, bass clarinets, saxaphones and an array of percussion instruments.

They are on their Look So Good tour celebrating their second album featuring collaborations with artists such as Tami Neilson, Finn Scholes and Joseph McCallum.

"I've had a sneak listen, all I can say is that it is an album to knock your socks off," said organiser Karin Vincent from the Rogue Stage.

"Finger clicking, body slapping and foot stomping rhythms combined with soulful, smokey vocals, exquisite brass and great songs. They bring so much energy into the room, it's contagious."


Hopetoun Brown are joined tomorrow night by Finn Scholes and supported by Tim Ruins touring band. They will work through the highlights of their repertoire as well as peppering the set with reworked classics from artists as diverse as Howlin' Wolf and The Eurythmics.

Hopetoun Brown wanted to perform back at the museum because the high stud and warm resonant construction is perfect for the bluesy harmony and soulful tones of their music, said Ms Vincent.

Doors to the lower foyer will open at 7pm where a bar will be available for drinks and light snacks.

What: Hopetoun Brown featuring Finn Scholes
Where: Rotorua Museum
When: Tomorrow 7pm
Tickets: $30 per person or $12 for students from Rotorua Museum reception, Musicworks, 1141 Pukuatua St, or www.theroguestage.co.nz.