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. Bonerama helped cement this in present day New Orleans music culture.
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).
Bonerama has been changing the way you think about trombone for 20 years!