The Funky Butt Brass Band
The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 2007 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama. But don’t be surprised if you also hear some Motown, Southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix!
The band has been voted Best Funk/Soul Band at the Riverfront Times Music Awards for four of the past five years. They have played such prestigious festivals as the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Roots N Blues N BBQ, Blissfest, Taste of St. Louis, Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Big Muddy Blues Festival. And Funky Butt Brass Band has shared the stage with some legendary Louisiana artists, including Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, Bonerama, Chubby Carrier, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, New Orleans Suspects and the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
The FBBB released its debut CD, Cut The Body Loose, in 2009. The second album, You Can Trust The Funky Butt Brass Band, entered the world in 2011. Both discs capture the wide variety of music and playful spirit the band brings to every live performance. They put out an epic holiday EP entitled Shiny Christmas Balls, and their latest CD, Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp, featuring nine original tunes and three classic New Orleans covers, was released in November 2014.