Bonerama are a Rock band playing the genre called brass funk rock. They come from the city of New Orleans in Louisiana, USA.
Bonerama came together in the year 1998. The trombone players Mark Mullins and Craig Klein right from the year 1990 upto 2006, featured in the bands of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band. From then, they brought in other trombone players like Steve Suter, Brian O'Neill, and Rick Trolsen, sousaphone player Charlie Kruger, guitarist Bert Cotton, and drummer Eric Bolivar. The New Orleans drummers who were Russell Batiste, Doug Belote, Chad Gilmore, and Kevin O'Day who have also been performing with Bonerama for periods of time also form a part of the band.
It was sad that the Bonerama trombonist Brian O'Neill died of a heart attack and died while on
a solo piano performance in New Orleans in December 2005.
Bonerama came out with their maiden album in 2001. They got good reviews from various magazines such as Off Beat magazine, Gambit Weekly, and The Times Picayune. The band went on their maiden tour of the East Coast to completely full venues. The famous Rolling Stone editor, David Fricke, in his "On the Edge" column, wrote about them as "the ultimate in brass balls".
When New Orleans’ Bonerama took the stage, it was evident that anyone would guess they are not like any brass band the planet has seen before. Bonerama carries the brass band concept to places unknown.
Now Bonerama has brought with it many years of concert experience by performing, recording, composing and practical knowledge and bringing wholeheartedly to the classroom. They were constantly in the process of offering clinics, workshops and live performances to various select middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities all over the world. They loved these initiatives.
Bonerama’s passion for music is contagious and they consistently seek to instill this same enthusiasm for music in their students and fans alike.
Why are Bonerama famous?
They are famous for redefining the concept of Brass Rock and were called the Ultimate in Brass balls.
Why do we like Bonerama?
We love their music as well as their philanthrophy.