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Hot Like Fire

Hot Like Fire

Bonerama

Label: Basin Street
Format: CD
Barcode: 0652905160121
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Catalog number: BSR 16012
Releasedate: 03-11-17
- First Bonerama album on the Basin Street label
- Interesting cover of Radiohead song "Paranoid Android"
- Great cover of classic Allen Toussaint tune "Basic Lady"
After four years since their last recording, New Orleans Brass & Rollers, Bonerama return with their seventh album Hot Like Fire on October 6, 2017, their first to be released by independent music powerhouse, 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. Bonerama is a New Orleans musical institution. They are 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 its incendiary live performances, Bonerama has been bringing its specialized brand of New Orleans music to the masses for 20 years. Bonerama 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 recorded at Music Shed Recording Studios in New Orleans.
 
Bonerama has always been hailed as "unlike anything you've ever heard before.”
 
It’s the best way to describe this 20-year old powerhouse touring band from New Orleans, LA.
In addition to changing the way people think about the trombone, the sound of 
Bonerama has become an influence and contribution to the sound of New Orleans music today.
With newer acts such as Trombone Shorty and Big Sam’s Funky Nation on the national music scene, it’s New Orleans that has benefited with a newfound reputation as being a bonafide "Trombone Town". These bands all carry the trombone like the trophy it truly is in New Orleans. And Bonerama helped cement that in present day New Orleans music culture.
 
The band has performed and recorded with countless national artists such as R.E.M., OKGo, Tom Morello, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Jill Sobule and so many more, all while bringing their distinctive sounds from New Orleans to a national spotlight. Festivals and events such as Monterey Jazz Fest to High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Bear Creek Festival and of course the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival only outline the extensive festival work this band has seen. National television appearances on CBS (Late Show with David Letterman), HBO (Comic Relief, Treme) and CNN have further exposed Bonerama to a wide range of unsuspecting new viewers.
 
While enduring lineup changes, member displacement, tragedy and loss over the years, the song for Bonerama has remained the same; being centered around their beloved trombone, city and culture 
while striving for greatness with a fun spirit. 
Whether it’s their inventive covers or funky, rocking originals, rest assured, Bonerama will take you on your most memorable RIDE ON THE SLIDE!