Snarky Puppy Welcomes Derek Smalls For Spinal Tap Classic In New Orleans

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Avant-jazz act Snarky Puppy had a big day in New Orleans on Thursday. Not only did the band perform at the Fairgrounds as part of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but they then played a surprise show at Republic later in the evening where they were joined by a very special guest.

After what from many fan accounts was an awe-inspiring performance, Snarky Puppy welcomed actor/musician Harry Shearer to the stage to reprise his role as Derek Smalls from the famed 1984 mockumentary Spinal Tap to perform a song from the film. Shearer and Snarky Puppy teamed up for a special encore of “Big Bottom” that saw multiple members of the band play bass.

Watch fan-shot footage of “Big Bottom” thanks to Chanice Kobolowski:

Here’s a collection of more media from the pairing:

Tour Dates for
Snarky Puppy

  • Dec
    15
    2018
    • 7275 Collins Avenue
    • Miami Beach, FL 33141
    • United States
    Feb
    8
    2019
  • Feb
    23
    2019
  • Apr
    15
    2019
  • Apr
    16
    2019
    • Black Rock Road
    • Byron Bay 2481
    • Australia
    Apr
    18
    2019
    • Black Rock Road
    • Byron Bay 2481
    • Australia
    Apr
    19
    2019
  • Apr
    26
    2019