“Mark Mullins and Craig Klein... together they created the core sound of Bonerama—reminiscent of street-tromping brass bands, avenues of jazz clubs and heavy-pulsing rock. It feels like a force of nature, and as such, it threatens to sweep away everything in its path.”
8:00 PM—The Oxford American is excited to welcome Bonerama to Little Rock! This is the third show in their 2018-19 Archetypes & Troubadours Series. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with dinner and drinks available for purchase at that time. The series is made possible in part by presenting sponsors Chris & Jo Harkins and J. Mark & Christy Davis.
Additional season partners include UCA College of Fine Arts & Communication, Stella Boyle Smith Trust, EVO Business Environments, Downtown Little Rock Partnership, Stacy Hamilton of Pulaski Heights Realty, Margaret Ferguson Pope, Arkansas Arts Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Capital Hotel, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Rosen Music Company, and Steinway Piano Gallery of Little Rock.
Tickets are $25 (General Admission), $34 (Reserved), and $36 (Premium Reserved). Please take a look at this very important ticketing and seating information before purchasing your tickets (view reserved seating chart). Full season ticket pricing and options are also available in a consolidated format, here.
Four years since their last recording, New Orleans Brass & Rollers, Bonerama returns with their seventh album Hot Like Fire, their first released by Basin Street Records.
Formed in New Orleans in 1998, by trombone players Mark Mullins and Craig Klein (who from 1990-2006, were also members of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band), Bonerama bills itself as a brass/funk/rock band, but Bonerama is much more than that. They are a New Orleans musical institution—one of the most genuine, unique, and interesting bands to have ever come out of the Crescent City. Bonerama incorporates jazz, brass, funk, fusion, soul, pop, rock, blues, a touch of alternative, and even a bit of reggae into its one-of-a-kind sound. Three trombones front the band, plus a sousaphone, guitar, and drums, all delivering a powerful sound that you have to hear to believe.
Known the world over for their incendiary live performances, Bonerama has been bringing its specialized brand of New Orleans music to the masses for over twenty years. The group is currently comprised of Mullins (trombone, electric trombone, and lead vocals), Klein (trombone and lead vocals), Greg Hicks (trombone and vocals), Bert Cotton (guitar), Matt Perrine (sousaphone and electric bass), and Walt Lundy (drums).
Hot Like Fire finds Bonerama developing its dynamic, high-energy, fun, happy, and bold moods further than ever before. The New Orleans stalwarts deliver nine wonderfully brassy musical landscapes—seven of which are original compositions (including the concert staple "Mr. Okra"), along with powerful covers of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" and the late Allen Toussaint's "Basic Lady.” The album was produced by Mark Mullins, Craig Klein, and Tracey Freeman, and it was recorded at Music Shed Recording Studios in New Orleans.