PAST ARTIST & PERFORMANCES

Nigel Hall
Walter Wolfman Washington
Remède
Big Sam's Funky Nation
New Orleans Suspects

Since 2010, the Brass-A-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound. In a blending of musical cultures stemming from cities separated by more than a thousand miles, a Brass-A-Holics live show takes the New Orleans brass band culture and infuses it with the electricity of Washington D.C.’s go-go. The resulting sound is both captivating and unique. The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements -trumpet, trombone, saxophone- and adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass and electric guitar, giving the band limitless options to explore new sonic territory. Whether performing their original music or using the framework of hit pop songs as springboards for fiery improvisations, there is something in the set to appeal to every music fan. Once the music starts, the demographics blend and a brand new experience is created – one that leaves one-of-a-kind memories that live on long after the last note.

Mem Shannon & the Membership

Since 2010, the Brass-A-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound. In a blending of musical cultures stemming from cities separated by more than a thousand miles, a Brass-A-Holics live show takes the New Orleans brass band culture and infuses it with the electricity of Washington D.C.’s go-go. The resulting sound is both captivating and unique. The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements -trumpet, trombone, saxophone- and adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass and electric guitar, giving the band limitless options to explore new sonic territory. Whether performing their original music or using the framework of hit pop songs as springboards for fiery improvisations, there is something in the set to appeal to every music fan. Once the music starts, the demographics blend and a brand new experience is created – one that leaves one-of-a-kind memories that live on long after the last note.

Brass-a-holics

Since 2010, the Brass-A-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound. In a blending of musical cultures stemming from cities separated by more than a thousand miles, a Brass-A-Holics live show takes the New Orleans brass band culture and infuses it with the electricity of Washington D.C.’s go-go. The resulting sound is both captivating and unique. The band consists of core New Orleans brass elements -trumpet, trombone, saxophone- and adds a full drum set, percussion, keyboard, bass and electric guitar, giving the band limitless options to explore new sonic territory. Whether performing their original music or using the framework of hit pop songs as springboards for fiery improvisations, there is something in the set to appeal to every music fan. Once the music starts, the demographics blend and a brand new experience is created – one that leaves one-of-a-kind memories that live on long after the last note.

Dash Rip Rock


Dash Rip Rock is the legendary New Orleans trio known for high-octane roots rock. The New York Times says Dash Rip Rock combines “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit.” SPIN praises Dash Rip Rock as “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band.” In 2012 Dash Rip Rock was honored to be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Read more here: https://www.dashriprock.net/bio

Mikey B3

Led by Michael “Mikey B3” Burkart, the band focuses their recordings and performances on original songs rooted in the traditions of New Orleans rock, soul, R&B and swamp funk to create a unique and danceable sound reminiscent of Deep Purple, Fishbone, Muddy Swamp and The Meters.

A seasoned veteran of the New Orleans music scene, Burkart fuses the wide variety of his musical experiences into a unique, percussive keyboard style, incorporating tasteful effects to seamlessly merge the sounds of Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes, Piano and Clavinet into the band’s music.

HORNY

Born out of Covid Cabin Fever, Horny brings together players from four of the most prominent bands in New Orleans.  Its members include Matt Perrine and Craig Klein of Bonerama/ New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Jeff Watkins and Eddie Christmas of New Orleans Suspects, and John Culbreth of Naughty Professor.  

Christmas lays down perfectly timed beats as this powerhouse of horn players charge through material from all their bands as well as new original music that showcases the high powered talent of some of New Orleans Finest.  These horn players are about to rock your socks off!  Hang on tight…

Colin Davis and Night People

Colin Davis and Night People is a concept band specializing in classic New Orleans soul and funk music. Formed in 2016 by drummer/producer Colin Davis, the band has maintained a steady schedule of club gigs and private events in and around their home base of New Orleans, La. The repertoire includes the genius of Allen Toussaint, Lee Dorsey, Irma Thomas, The Meters, Dr. John, Willie Tee, Earl King, Ernie K-Doe, Chocolate Milk, and many more. Night People’s guiding principle is to infuse the work of these legendary New Orleans artists with our own musical passion and style, while staying true to the original spirit and arrangement of this timeless music. Our mission is to move you--musically, emotionally, physically--to celebrate together a shared and uniquely American New Orleans musical heritage.

Papa Mali Trio

Papa Mali is a New Orleans singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer whose multi-faceted career has explored many areas of American and World Music. He was recently voted Best Roots Rock Artist by Offbeat Magazine's readers, who also named his latest release, Music Is Love, as Roots Rock Album of the Year. Music Is Love was produced by veteran record producer John Chelew, a three- time Grammy winner for his work with The Blind Boys Of Alabama, whose many notable productions include records by Donovan, Charlie Musselwhite, Gillian Welch, Vic Chesnutt, Richard Thompson, John Hiatt and Peter Rowan. In 2015, Papa Mali signed with 429 Records, whose roster also includes Los Lobos, Boz Scaggs and Robbie Robertson.

Gene's Music Machine

Gene Harding’s Music Machine is without a doubt a machine of all styles of music and more. The band mixes today’s top hits with funky R&B groove beats New Orleans-style, while featuring those local traditional flavors of the Mardi Gras Indians and that famous Second-line brass band sound.

When Harding formed the group around the summer of 2011, he looked for musicians who of course had great talents, but more specifically the ones with a great personality and the right attitude, which makes a big difference in the band dynamic. He really values serious musician, those with time to commit and drive to grow musically. Most of the musicians are also versatile at playing few different instruments.

“Gene’s Music Machine” is an interactive experience like no other, oozing with a funky twist, unleashing a completely different force onto to the New Orleans music scene.

Erica Falls
Soul Project NOLA

Erica’s latest project re-released album 2018, HomeGrown, that she co-produced showcased her vocals, arranging, songwriting talent, and introduced her to a wider audience in the world of neo-soul.  Through out her career, Erica has recorded and performed with icons including Grammy®-winner Allen Toussaint, Sting, No Doubt, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Jennifer Hudson, and John Fogerty, among others. In 2013, she was hand-picked by Lee Daniels to star in the lead singing role of the award-winning film Lee Daniels The Butler.

Her show-stopping performances did not go unnoticed; Offbeat Magazine nominated Erica twice for Best Female Vocalist in which she won in 2017 where she was also nominated for Best R&B Artist and Best R&B Album.

Currently, Erica is touring nationally with renowned New Orleans funk band Galactic, and will be releasing a new single early next year 2019. The highly-anticipated original track will definitely showcase her prowess as a singer, songwriter, and live performer.

With soulful grooves and impeccable musicianship, Soul Project NOLA brings the vibrant spirit of New Orleans everywhere they go. Crowds can't help but "let loose" to their energetic and original mix of Funk, Jazz, Soul, Blues, and Gospel.


Finding inspiration in the music of the masters such as Walter “Wolfman” Washington, the Meters, the Neville Brothers and Galactic, the band has been concocting their own heady brew of funk in the great New Orleans tradition for over a decade. Long-standing residencies on world-renowned Frenchmen Street have enabled the band to hone their unique sound, while festival appearance and regular tours have allowed them to share their music with a wider audience.
 

Sam Price and the True Believers 

Sam Price & the True Believers was formed in December 2015 by bass player Sam Price (Honey Island Swamp Band, OTRA) as an expressive outlet for his original song-writing and singing. The band has quickly gained popularity in New Orleans. Their self-titled debut EP was chosen ‘Best Roots Rock Album of 2017’ by Offbeat Magazine. Sam was awarded a grant from the Threadhead Cultural Foundation to record the full-length follow up album ‘Dragonfly’ produced by Papa Mali. Their music has been described as “relentlessly positive” and “so from the heart, it hurts!” Call it Soul-Rock, New Orleans Roots Rock, or Blue-Eyed Soul. The True Believers deliver songs that are alternately upbeat and rocking, slinky and funky, or mellow and poignant, with lyrics that are thoughtful and emotionally honest. “Our music seeks to inspire, uplift, empower and connect.. to speak to our common shared humanity. We Believe that Love is the most powerful force in the Universe, and the soul of mankind.”

Jason Neville Funky Soul Brass Band

Jason Neville is the son of Grammy Winner Aaron Neville and has performed for many years with his family. The unique styles Jason has are considered a combination of all the Neville Brothers.  

In 2015 he started his own band known as The Jason Neville Band. Some of the original members of the band include second lead vocalist and percussionist “The First Lady of Funk”  Lirette Dabney Neville, daughter of New Orleans Jazz Legend “Sullivan Dabney” and wife to Jason.  

Although the band performs covers when necessary, they need listeners to understand how creative they are, which is evident in the way they take songs you may have heard and brings them to new places you never expected!

The Iceman Special

These Big Easy Bombardiers pack an ample amount of audio artillery in their set and you better believe that the Funka-Delic swamp will rain down heavy when they plug in. The Iceman Special is 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to the big city of New Orleans. They combine a sound of dirty funk and delicate groove with elements of disco and rock and roll to create danceable jams with plenty of edge and substance. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, electronic synth samples, driving drum beats and powerful vocals form one a kind soundscapes. Who is the Iceman?

Soul Brass Band

​Soul Brass Band is exactly what it needs to be: a great New Orleans Brass Band steeped in tradition that also plays the perfect party. Day after day in New Orleans, this all-star lineup is called upon for its top-flight traditional Brass Band repertoire and Second line Parades; and then night after night, they’re called upon again for frontman Derrick Freeman’s signature brass band infusion of classic Soul. Learn more here.

Indian Water & Big Chief Gerald Paige

Indian Water is the brainchild of Big Chief Gerald Paige Of The Great Spirit Warriors Black Indian Tribe. In his words, "I had to do some soul searching about how I can preserve the music, culture, and honor elders such as George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, and others. After seeing a shift in our city and culture, I began to get upset with how our culture and local musicians were being treated. From this Indian Water was born. The title Indian Water means: food for Mind, Body, and Soul. It's A Wake Up Call!!! A Call To Action!!! We are here to change the game and narrative. So take note, Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride….”  For booking info contact Big Chief Gerald Paige

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