BIOS

REBIRTH BRASS BAND


Simply put, The Rebirth Brass Band is a New Orleans institution.  Formed in 1983 by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world.  Rebirth is committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands white at the same time incorporating modern music into their show.  Their signature brand of brass funk has won over several generations of music lovers, and in a post-Katrina world, their name and music have become the soundtrack to their musically rich hometown.  In the wake of the sometimes-stringent competition amongst brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down

Webite: myspace.com/RebirthBrassBand

IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK

What started as a side project in 2003 has become regarded as the future of New Orleans funk. With a direct lineage to The Meters and The Neville Brothers, combined with members who have shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, Etta James and Harry Connick Jr. (just to name a few), Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.

Dumpstaphunk’s groove is a unique monster. It’s not the minimalist funk of the Meters though the band can lock in like that quartet. It’s not the relentless funk of James Brown, but it has that rhythmic drive. It’s not the psychedelic, over-the-top circus of Parliament-Funkadelic, but it often has that political slant. It’s not the party funk of the Ohio Players, but it shares the high vocals that take the pressure off the bottom. Dumptaphunk is a whole other school of funk. If you’re under 35, you think you’ve seen funk, but you haven’t. You missed the original Meters, James Brown when he wasn’t a parody, Parliament-Funkadelic when the acid was great, Sly and the Family Stone before he went M.I.A, and Booker T. and the M.G.s before the demise of Stax. Dumpstaphunk is as good as that, and they’re in their prime now. So go hit the Dumpstaphunk show and witness the premiere funk act for the new millenium!

Dumpstaphunk is:
Ivan Neville – Vocals, Organ (Neville Brothers, Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos, Rolling
Stones, Bonnie Raitt)

Tony Hall – Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Dave Matthews & Friends, Trey Anastasio, Jewel, Emmylou
Harris,)

Nick Daniels – Bass, Vocals (Neville Brothers, Etta James, Bob Scaggs, Wild Magnolias)

Ian Neville – Guitar (Neville Borthers, Funky Meters, Lettuce)

Raymond Webber – Drums, Vocals (Dirty Dozen, Trey Anastasio, Harry Connick Jr)

What they’re saying about Dumpstaphunk:
“Ivan Neville is the funkiest collection of human gumbo ever assembled on the planet.” -Bonnie Raitt
“Dumpstaphunk is the best funk band from New Orleans right now.” -The New York Times
“Dumpstaphunk is ready to usher in a new age of funk to the masses.” -Jambase
“What began as a side project has evolved into a funk explosion that is gathering disciples
everywhere they go.” -Lagniappe Mobile
“Quite possibly the greatest funk band you’ll hear today!” -Metro Wize
“Ivan’s so good…I play with him.” -Keith Richards
“Dumpstaphunk updates the classic ’70s oeuvre with a hard urban edge, a little jam-band stretching,
and a light sprinkling of New Orleans R&B/jazz vibe” -Bullz-Eye

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