Funkrust Unplugged and Totally Uncut
Funkrust Brass Band is a twenty-piece brass band founded and led by songwriter, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Phil Andrews (Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Gay Panic, Apocalypse Five & Dime). Funkrust was born in a basement in Ridgewood, Queens in November of 2014. Their sound stems from a unique blend of punk, disco, EDM, metal, funk, Balkan brass and New Orleans second line. Featuring snazzy uniforms, choreography, megaphone vocals and all original compositions, they are a sight not to be missed.
Based in Brooklyn, Funkrust has performed across New York City — in small clubs and big public venues, in parades and at festivals — to universal acclaim. Outside New York City, Funkrust has performed in Boston, Kingston NY, Trenton NJ, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and at Mysteryland USA, on the iconic grounds of Woodstock. Funkrust shows have been called “wonderful,” “EPIC!” “awesome,” and “off the chain, transcendent” by commenters on Facebook.
Funkrust released their debut album, Dark City, in 2017.