Rock & Bowl…Friday…Feb. 6…..Brass/Funk/Rockin

January 29, 2015

We are stoked to be playing our Mardi Gras show at the Rock & Bowl on Friday Feb. 6, starting at 10pm.  It’s always a blast, literally, playing there.  You never know if John Blancher will sing with us, dance for us or do splits from the stage for us.  What ever it is, we can’t wait!

A great place to hear music and you can bring your family as it’s kid friendly.  We love it for that cause our under-age kids, who don’t have fake ID’s, can come to the show and Brass/Funk/Rock with us.  Come on out and jam with us if you have a trombone or just dance with us or bowl to us or hang with us.

Looking forward to seeing our New Orleans peoples there!

KC, St Lou, Chi Town, Benton Harbor

January 4, 2015

Hi There All Y’all,

We can’t wait to get to Knucleheads Saloon in Kansas City (Jan. 15),  The Broadway Oyster Bar in St. Louis (Jan. 16), The Space in Evanston (Chicago Suburbs- Jan 17) and The Livery in Benton Harbor (Jan. 18).  

Come celebrate good music with us.  We’ll have some good musical surprises.  

Merry Christmas….Happy Hanukkah….and all a great holiday season

December 24, 2014

Us Bonerama Brass/Funk/Rockers want to wish all ya’ll a very Happy Holiday season.

Peace, Love and Good Music to everyone.

“We love you madly”

Maple Leaf…..12-5-14

December 6, 2014

Hi Y’all Bone heads…..The Maple Leaf show last night was fun.  Glad to see people there as there were a few good options to hear music last night.  Thanks everyone for supporting us and live music.

We were going to play two sets but decided  that one long one would be better.  We then switched into Led Zeppelin mode and played a bunch of that music.  People love it because they know the music, but they also like the way we twist it up and brass/funk/rock it out.  So, 2 plus hours later we were getting into our last couple of songs and chops were flying with high intensity musical vibrations.

1 set:

Bayou Betty

And I Kow

High Horse

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking


Let The Four Winds Blow

Merry Christmas Baby

Indian Red

Hot Like Fire

She’s Hurting

The Crunge


Misty Mountain Hop

In My Time Of Dying


Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman)

Good Times, Bad Times

Christmas On My MInd

Hey Hey What Can I Do



November 16, 2014




November 13, 2014

We are SOOOOOO excited to be playing at Tipitina’s Friday November 14 (tonight) We’ll be playing lots of Get The Led Out songs from the tour.  We love playing the songs of Led Zeppelin.  It’s quite a challenge and lots of fun to play and see the reaction of folks who know the music, but haven’t experienced our way of playing them.  If you know us, you know what I’m talking about.  We have to change things up some.  Funk it up a little, rock em out a little different and use brass balls to belt out the sound of the songs with the bones and sousaphone.  Come on out and enjoy this show that will be mixed up with all sorts of music, but leaning heavily on the Get The Lead Out music of Led Zeppelin.  YEA YOU RIGHT!!!!!

Down the road we would love to present a majority of the night to the music of Zeppelin.  Be on the lookout for that.


November 12, 2014

Hi Bonerama family, we are just back from our run of shows in Asbury Park (The Saint), New York City ( The Cutting Room), Albany, NY (The Parish) and Ardmore, PA ( Ardmore Music Hall).  We were excited to work up a show that features music of Led Zeppelin.  We have played a few Zeppelin tunes since we started in 1998 and did a private show once doing a whole night of Zep music with Randy Jackson (Zebra), but this was the first time we put on the show featuring just us doing this music.  Zeppelin music is very complex with lots of rhythm and time signature changes that happen, well, just because Jimmy Page wanted them to.  We were approached by our friend from NYC, the wonderful music promoter who loves to focus on N.O. music Howie Schnee ( about doing something different for the New York show.  So we put together some arrangements of Led Zeppelin music.  You know we don’t just play the songs as they were recorded, but put our twist on them like Matt Perrine playing the Robert Plant part on ‘Immigrant Song’ or Mark Mullins playing the Plant vocals on electric trombone to the song ‘In My Time Of Dying’ or putting a funk twist to Heartbreaker.

We were excited to see so many people come out to the shows.  The Cutting Room in NYC was sold out with over 500 people there!  It was fantastic to see all those folks there, many of whom we know and see often.  We put a lot of time into learning these songs and had so much fun playing them.  The response we had to these songs was great.  We played them really well, but its truly a testament to the great music that Led Zeppelin wrote and played.  It’s quite challenging music and we rose to the challenge.

This Friday we’ll be doing a bunch of these songs at our Tippitina’s show so come on out if you can (Tips is a smoke free club, Yea You Right!).

Press Release for Gulf of Mexico/Wetlands

November 4, 2014

For Immediate Release

November 4, 2014


Raleigh Hoke, HYPERLINK “”, 573-795-1916

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Musicians Sound Call for Restoring Gulf Coast

As hundreds of thousands of festival-goers gathered in New Orleans’ City Park over Halloween weekend for the 2014  HYPERLINK “” Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, event organizers, musicians and Gulf community members sounded the call for the restoration of the Gulf and Louisiana’s coast.
“The health of the Gulf is important to us because it provides so much to all the people who live along its shores,” said the Revivalists, who played the Flambeau Stage on Sunday. “Without it so much about our way of life would be lost, and it’s imperative that we work hard to keep it healthy for future generations.”

“The sea is alive, it’s living and living next to the sea is a special treat,” said Craig Klein of Bonerama, which played the Flambeau Stage on Friday. “If the Gulf is not taken care of, the sea will get sick, as it did after the BP oil spill and the way of life around the sea is changed for the worse.”

“We are committed to preserving the vitality of the environment along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast,” says Steve Rehage, founder of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and President, Live Nation Festivals.  “With the Voodoo, we want to provide a platform for artists and fans to not only be informed, but also get involved with programs like Gulf Restoration Network that help keep the coastline a safe and beautiful place for everyone.”
During the festival, Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) worked with HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank”SouthWings, a conservation-focused volunteer pilot nonprofit, to offer Voodoo musicians flights over Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands. On Friday before their set at the Ritual Stage, Rise Against participated in a flight.

“Being a band from Chicago, trips like this help us connect with a place far from home and how critical the situation is down here,” stated Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath. “Rise Against has a healthy and hungry young audience and we look forward to engaging them in environmental issues like the restoration of the Gulf.”

The Gulf and Louisiana’s coast have a rich cultural and musical history, and are key drivers of the nation’s economy. Unfortunately, as BP’s oil continues to wash on the Gulf’s shores and Louisiana’s coast continues to disappear at an alarming rate, the future of communities like New Orleans is at risk.

“Flying out along the coast, the damage to Louisiana’s wetlands is unmistakable and heartbreaking. But, you also see how quickly areas can rebuild when the sediment from the Mississippi River is allowed to flow out into the wetlands again,” said Meredith Dowling, Gulf Program Director with Southwings. “It’s no simple task to rebuild our coastal ecosystems, but it gives me hope to see musicians standing in solidarity with Gulf Coast communities calling for swift action to restore our coast.”

For the eighth year, Gulf Restoration Network partnered with the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience to elevate the restoration of the Gulf and Louisiana’s coasts. As part of this partnership, Gulf Restoration Network had a booth at the festival, where volunteers spoke with festivalgoers and got them involved though a  HYPERLINK “” No Coast No Music Photobooth. GRN also worked with Voodoo musicians to get the word out via social media, participation in a video public service announcement and stage shout outs.

“We are proud to partner with the Voodoo Experience and the amazing musicians that play Voodoo,” said Raleigh Hoke, Communications Director with Gulf Restoration Network. “Without the coastal wetlands that protect communities like New Orleans from hurricanes and storm surge, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy all the great music, food and fun that Voodoo and Louisiana have to offer. It’s time to turn the tide and get down to the urgent business of restoring our coast.”

HYPERLINK “” \t “_blank”Gulf Restoration Network is a 20-year-old non-profit dedicated to uniting and empowering people to protect and restore the health of the Gulf of Mexico.

Voodoo Fest this Friday

October 28, 2014

It Doesn’t Matter Where You from, But Where You At!……

We’re gonna be at The Voodoo Fest this Friday (on Halloween)… 2-3pm…..

We are also remembering when the  Bonerama Horns sat in with the Original Meters a few years ago.  That memory will linger for life.

Also excited to be rehearsing a bunch of Led Zeppelin songs for some upcoming shows.  Yesterdays rehearsals went great and getting pumped to present these shows.  We did a private show many years ago with Randy Jackson (Zebra) that was all Led Zeppelin.  It’s something we have been wanting to do again so on the next tour (Nov. 6-9) we will be doing some full shows with Zep music and some shows we will be mixing it up with Bonerama music.  Brass/Funk/Rock…..

Announcing Bonerama’s return to New York City, Fri. Nov. 7, a special show at The Cutting Room!

September 22, 2014

Announcing Bonerama’s return to New York City, Fri. Nov. 7, a special show at The Cutting Room!
Bonerama – “Getting The Led Out!”
Feat. An Entire Set Of Led Zeppelin Plus Classic Bonerama

The Cutting Room – 44 East 32nd Street, NYC
Friday November 7 – 9pm Doors, 9:30pm Show

TICKET LINK: (on sale Friday Sept 12 at 12pm EDT.)

This is Bonerama’s follow up show to a huge set at Governor’s Island set in New York this summer!

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