The Bad Ass Brass Band

This orchestra claims to be the opposite of the police brass band. A band of street trash, hustlers and bandits, a wobbling caravan, whose horns blaze fire and testosterone while vocals provoke with their reckless anti-authority attitude. Utilizing old Finnish folk, dance and drinking songs the band’s bold kick ass sound burns the souls of the sinless and sheds its pompous brass skin again and again.

They fulfil their promises without any problem on the band’s only eponymous album that came out in 2010. All songs are originals, but then again there are composers by the dozen in this careless horde, as well as musical talent generally. In the cold light of the day you can spot diamond-hard reedsmen, like Hepa Halme, Otto Eskelinen, Antero Priha and Erno Haukkala in this rebel crowd. The members of the band work also in groups, like Alamaailman Vasarat, Astro Can Caravan, Ismo Alanko Säätiö and The Soul Investigators. Rowdy singer Janne Masalin has another home in Tundramatiks.

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Halme Hepa
saxophone
Haukkala Erno
sousaphone
Hermaja Antti
trombone
Kautto Petri
guitar
Leino Samppa
baritonhorn
Masalin Janne
accordion
Poutiainen Ari
violin
Priha Antero
trumpet
Roininen Marko
percussion
Savela Eero
trumpet
Vettenranta Sami
drums

Performances in 2012

Date
Time
Venue
19.07.2012
13.00
Kirjurinluoto Arena