The Fallen Heroes, led by siblings Ben and Emile Martyn, are "legends in the West End music scene" (Dan Carrier, West End Extra), performing originals and covers of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues with a contemporary London sound.
The brothers 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 USA, 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.
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.
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.