ABOUT THE BAND
Founders Reggie Pace and Lance Koehler have cast this 11-piece band in which nearly every member has had conservatory training, holding various degrees in music. In putting together the compositions and arrangements, the “b.s.” has been stripped to give the audience something solid, unique, organic, real, and powerful. They have the look of New Orleans with the raw sound all their own -- music is a true definition of the “Richmond sound.”
Based in Richmond, Virginia, No BS! Brass Band has quickly earned a reputation as a premiere band to see for heart-pounding energy and uncontrollable dancing. They take their music into uncharted territory, embracing the spirit of New Orleans into its original East Coast modern funk and fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound.
The Lincoln Center
The Kennedy Center
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert
Festival for New Trumpet Music
I like the No BS! Brass Band either way: kicking it with funk or clearing room for a screeching free-jazz solo.... From Virginia comes a storm of a brass ensemble that has decided it can do what it wants as long as it does it very, very well.
— Jim Fusilli, NPR - All Things Considered