Bonerama Plays Zeppelin • Revolution Brass Band
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Anybody who’s been to a Bonerama live show is no stranger to the band laying down some funked-up, brassy renditions of classic rock songs. Fans of those moments are in for a treat, because the band is gifting the world an album of nothing but Led Zeppelin covers. Bonerama Plays Zeppelin is exactly what you think it is, a collection of your favorite songs from the greatest rock band of all time covered by the greatest trombone band of all time. If you have any doubt that a Trombone-centric band can really rock, pick a tune at random from this release, and be defied. Whether it be the lava-hot vocals on “Black Dog”, the distorted wah-wah trombone replacing the traditional guitar on “In My Time of Dying”, or even a surreal lightning-fast sousaphone solo on the funkified version of “Heartbreaker,” Bonerama proves they can rock with the best of them.
Known the world over for its incendiary live performances, Bonerama has been bringing its specialized brand of New Orleans music to the masses for over 20 years. Bonerama is currently comprised of Mark Mullins (trombone, electric trombone and lead vocals), Craig Klein (trombone and lead vocals), Greg Hicks (trombone and vocals), Bert Cotton (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone and electric bass) and Walt Lundy (drums and vocals).
The album comes to you from New Orleans stalwart label, Basin Street Records, was produced by Mark Mullins, Craig Klein and Tracey Freeman, recorded at Music Shed Recording Studios in New Orleans, and features outstanding original artwork re-imagining the classic Zeppelin symbology by Molly Reeves.
Bonerama has always been hailed as “unlike anything you’ve ever heard before”…
As their sound evolves and changes it’s still the best way to describe this 18 year old powerhouse trombone touring band from New Orleans, LA. In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today.
With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam’s Funky Nation joining them on on the national music scene, it’s New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide “Trombone Town”. These bands carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans.
The band has performed and recorded with countless national artists such as R.E.M., OKGo, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and so many more, all while bringing their distinctive sounds from New Orleans to a national spotlight.
Festivals and events such as Monterey Jazz Fest to High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Bear Creek Festival and of course the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only outline the extensive festival work this band has under its’ name. National television appearances on CNN and HBO (Comic Relief, Treme) have further exposed Bonerama to a wide range of unsuspecting new viewers.
While enduring lineup changes, member displacement, tragedy and loss over the years, the song for Bonerama has remained the same; being centered around their beloved trombone & city, while striving for greatness with a fun spirit.
Whether it’s their inventive covers or funky, rocking originals, Bonerama is calling you to Shake It Baby. To the left and to the right. Or anyway you like it, and all in between. Rest assured, Bonerama will take you on your most memorable RIDE ON THE SLIDE!
Mark Mullins – Trombone / Lead Vocals
Craig Klein – Trombone / Lead Vocals
Greg Hicks – Trombone / Vocals
Bert Cotton – Guitar
Matt Perrine – Sousaphone / Electric Bass
Walter Lundy – Drums
Revolution Brass Band
The Revolution Brass Band is an explosive 8 piece group founded in 2010 in the pubs of Cleveland,OH by Jacob Wynne and the late John Kuegeler. Their spark of inspiration begins with the New Orleans tradition of "second-line" funerals and the festivities of Mardi Gras, but is filtered through an urban, 21st century sensibility. Each member of the group is solely dedicated to music through performing, composing, teaching, recording, and producing, in addition to playing in situations that range from swing dances to musical theatre to avant-garde free-for-alls, with the occasional commercial recording session or symphony orchestra gig thrown into the mix.
A wide variety of influences color the band's repertoire, including the classic sounds of Motown, Stax (and all of the great soul/R&B labels of yesteryear), Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Fela Kuti, the Rebirth Brass Band, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Charles Mingus, antique American spirituals and folk songs, Ornette Coleman, Charles Ives, and many more. In addition to performing original, unique arrangements, the Revolution Brass Band is also dedicated to performing original compositions from within the band.
The intersection of these elements results in a unique sonic experience.
Revolution Brass Band core group is:
Jacob Wynne: Trumpet
Nolan Plunket: Trombone
Dan Wenninger: Tenor Saxophone
David Kasper: Baritone Saxophone, Flute
Cutty: Sousaphone, The Root
Tim Lane: Drums + Percussion
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110