The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in St. Louis, Missouri in 2007 by six talented musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB takes classic New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a twist, in the style of Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama. But don’t be surprised if you also hear some Minneapolis funk, Southern rock, Memphis soul, Chicago blues and St. Louis R&B in the mix.
The band has played such prestigious festivals as the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Roots N Blues N BBQ, Blissfest, Taste of St. Louis, Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest, Gumbo Ya Ya and the Big Muddy Blues Festival. And FBBB has shared the stage with some legendary Louisiana artists, including Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, Bonerama, Chubby Carrier, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, New Orleans Suspects and the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
The FBBB has released four studio records, Cut The Body Loose (2009), You Can Trust The Funky Butt Brass Band (2011), Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp (2014) and, most recently, Onward (2020). All capture the wide variety of original music, unexpected covers and playful spirit the band brings to every live performance. The band has also recorded two holiday albums: An epic holiday EP entitled Shiny Christmas Balls (2006), and A Funky Butt Family Christmas (2017), featuring guest vocals from local stalwarts Emily Wallace, Roland Johnson, Steve Ewing, Al Holliday and Big Mike Aguirre. All CDs are available for purchase at FBBB shows, online at Amazon.com, and as digital downloads from iTunes.