In Mexico, Morrissey has always been more than just a musician. His songs have chimed with a huge audience raised on rancheras and mariachis.

Now a band made in Mexico City has reinvented the songs of Morrissey and The Smiths: a brass and string led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart.

Founded in Birmingham 5 years ago, Bostin Brass have appeared across the country playing a Gumbo of Jazz, Blues, Second-line, Funk and Ska with added HP Sauce. They play regularly at Digbeth Market events and for THSH’s Generation Ladywood education programme.