The Gumbo Brothers & The Mudbug Brass Band
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The Mudbug Brass Band
The Gumbo Brothers
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The Gumbo Brothers:
Over the last nine years,The Gumbo Brothers have firmly rooted themselves in the eclectic artistic tradition of Venice Beach, California with weekly performances at various local venues and parties. Since 2003, they have been entertaining the Venice community with an annual Mardi Gras parade on the boardwalk including a traditional brass band, funky drum corps, stilt walkers, dancers and costumed bead-throwing revelers. The band's debut cd, Funky Freedom, was released in 2007. According to CDBaby, "This collection of swampy funk is deep in the pocket, right where it should be. The grooves are thick, the vocals are sparse and always add texture to the interplay between the musicians, and the vibes never get bogged down...The Gumbo Brothers say they're 'going to hit you with some ass-shakin' funk!' They got that right. Prepare yourself." It was followed up in 2008 by The Gumbo Brothers On Fire, a collection of original Mardi Gras songs. In 2008, they were involved in the creation and release of The Gumbo Family Holiday Album - a collection of 14 holiday songs performed by 25 different musicians with all of the proceeds benefiting Students Run LA, which helps mentor at-risk youth to stay in school through goal setting and fitness programs. They are currently working hard on their next cd, Chicken Gumbo, a funky, instrumental mixture of original grooves. Dedicated to musicianship and exploring the traditions of funk, soul, jazz and r&b, The Gumbo Brothers have a wide appeal and an electrifying live show. Influences include: The Meters, Dr. John, War, Grant Green, Ivan “boogaloo” Joe Jones, James Brown, The Dirty Dozen, Galactic, and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. With several shows behind them including notable appearances at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, The House of Blues in LA, and venues up and down the west coast, this Venice-based quartet is bringing their infectious, booty movin' bayou grooves to swamp-funk fans throughout the southland and beyond.
The Mudbug Brass Band:
Imagine walking the streets of New Orleans circa 1915 where the early development of New Orleans Jazz was thriving from the “Red Light District” of Storyville to the Street Parades and Pleasure Clubs of the Crescent City. Today, The Mudbug Brass Band is capturing that spirit with each performance and bringing it to Los Angeles, California. Whether in the clubs or on the streets, Mudbug Brass is dedicated to the second line tradition playing classics like "Bourbon Street Parade," Mardi Gras in New Orleans," and "Lil’ Liza Jane." After spending the summer of 2012 at The Foundry on Melrose for their Crawfish Boil Sunday’s event, Mudbug went into the UCLA recording studios to lay down some Old New Orleans standards. The result is a 5-song CD that conveys the youthful emotion and authentic vision of the band. From the high energy of “Sweet Georgia Brown” to the burlesque of “Basin Street Blues,” Mudbug proves their experience extends further than the stage. Now the goal for 2013 is to play enough Festivals, Weddings, Parties and events to spread the word to everyone. Are you in?