THE HAUTE BAND
HMD has built a reputation with THE HAUTE BAND through the energy that is brought to a live performance which consists of the DJs, a live drummer, and a horn section. After many years of performing for some of the most elite clientele, HMD has set a standard that our clients now look for. The DJ and live element allow for playing the hits and desired vibe while elevating things through live remixes.
The DJS usually consist of the founders of HMD Aubrey and/or Michelle (Lady Sinclair). They have supplied their skills and personality for high-end events worldwide including the Ministry of Sound in London, Sundance Film Festival, TIFF, Ke$ha, Joe Walsh, CAA, Sundance, Ryan Seacrest, The Oscars, The Emmys, Mercedez and Alice & Olivia, to name a few. Together they make a dream team mashing up and mixing on the fly hip hop, pop, electronic and party jams from the classics to current hits.
Talented drummer Curtis Byrd shines on stage - his electric energy is felt in crowds large and small. Playing with the HAUTE BAND Curtis works with the DJ’s mix to add live drum beats to a standard track. As they build the sets Curtis and the DJs work on how to reconstruct a song played for a dance party, allowing the drums to make new creations.
Curtis Byrd lives in Los Angeles where he is a drummer and percussionist who tours domestically and internationally with artists representing a variety of musical genres. Recently he traveled with platinum recording artists Baby Bash, Frankie J and Paula DeAnda. Byrd is currently collaborating with UK music label Hed Kandi as a recurring headliner for their U.S. performances. Curtis rocks parties alongside HMD DJs spinning various styles at clubs, private parties, special
Adding the horns along with the DJ Duo and live drummer create another element to the performance which makes for an undeniable stage presence. As the HAUTE BAND prepares for a performance they share music and begin to put together a playlist that allows the horns to integrate into the music. But the true talent comes with being able to leave room to play any song at any given time and follow the DJs lead in selections.
Both Alekos Syropoulos and Gabriel Steiner have had the opportunity to play and record music with some of the top jazz musicians on the scene. Over the past year, these musicians have become highly sought after for their unique compositions and the release of an EP that had huge success on Soundcloud.
Links : NYE 2018 - Sun Valley Idaho // Live @ the after party // Live w/ Drea & Russle // Epic Bride