No BS! Brass Band

Hailing from Richmond, VA, the horn driven 10-piece No BS!Brass unleash a thrilling blast of New Orleans inspired, fun- fueled, rock- anchored, jazz tinged, Kung Fu sound. No BS! Brass has quickly become an epicenter of heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing.

In early 2006, the concept for No BS Brass grew out of the friendship of founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler. Wanting to start a brass band with one foot in the rich tradition of such groups and one foot stepping into the future, Reggie and Lance sought out the strongest players in the city of Richmond. They recruited musicians with an incredible combination of skills and personality and the resulting 10- piece band touts Richmond's heaviest sounds. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, the members of No BS Brass began to ignite audiences with their original brand of epic party music.

The musicians of No BS Brass knew that their sound had to live up to the name. In putting together the compositions and arrangements, the band stripped away all of the "b.s." to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, raw and powerful, qualities that embody the true "Richmond sound." Their unique instrumental music draws from a myriad of influences. From moment to moment, the listener can hear Jimmy Page's guitar, John Coltrane's tenor and the lush chords of a Fender Rhodes, all recreated by a mix of trombones, trumpets, saxophone, tuba. Drummer Lance Kohler's relentless attack drives the band through air-tight grooves and punk rock freak-outs. While the band focuses on ensemble playing, it leaves room for each member to step to the front, upping the ante with improvisation. The infinitely danceable and high-energy music captured on No BS's studio albums, Where's Stefan, Alive in Richmond and the self titled No BS! sounds best when truly blasted.

No BS! Brass has performed all over the east coast, including a diverse array of festivals such as Camp Barefoot, the Richmond Folk Festival, Gainesville Fest, and VCU's BrassFest. Equally at home in the music club, the punk rock festival, the concert hall stage or on the parade route, the band creates new believers wherever it goes.

Three Man Soul Machine

Blending the music of Soul, Jazz, Blues and Reggae, Three Man Soul Machine puts together a musical gumbo that stretches from Africa to the Caribbean and lands home in the USA. Hopefully, in one of these provinces of musical bliss, you, the listener, can find a home.
Three Man Soul Machine features Carter Stevens on Organ, Mylie Durham IV on Drums and Frank Mitchell Jr. on Tenor Saxophone. While Carter Stevens is a relative newcomer to the DC music scene, Mylie and Frank have played with bands including The Funk Ark, The Harry Bells, See-I, and Thievery Corporation over the last ten years.
These three musicians enjoy a variety of music and grooves and strive to blend these interests into their own version of the 21K organ trio.
If you love Bob Marley, Stanely Turrentine, Tommy McCook and James Brown, you'll dig Three Man Soul Machine.

Advance $15/ Day of Show $19 + Fees


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