DysFUNKtion Brass started in 2015 as a wild idea for a completely unique ensemble to compete in an Indianapolis battle of original bands. The crew progressed pretty well through that experience and penned an incredible collection of original music and brass-line covers. We decided that this ensemble had a message to deliver and we wanted to scratch out our own spot in the Midwest music scene. Since then the band has been performing regularly at bars, restaurants, street festivals, and corporate events around Indiana and Ohio.
DysFUNKtion Brass performances range from all-original music to brass-line covers of pop charts from the past few decades. Usually our audience is receptive to a blend of original and cover tunes. What is certain, is that a DysFUNKtion Brass show is not like any other experience in the area. We drive energy into the air through complex grooves crafted by drums, tuba, and bari sax, while the front-line of bones, mellophone, tenor sax and trumpets fills the air with flowing melodies and screaming soloists.
Venues / Shows.
Big Lug Canteen - Nora, Indiana
Liter House - Indianapolis, Indiana
Alley's Alehouse - Fishers, Indiana
Square Cat Vinyl - Indianapolis, Indiana
Knickerbocker - Lafayette, Indiana
Radio Radio - Indianapolis, Indiana
Backstep Brewing - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Chilly Water - Indianapolis, Indiana
Big Woods - Speedway, Indiana
St. Joseph Taproom - Indianapolis, Indiana
Daredevil Taproom - Speedway, Indiana
Moontwn Brewing - Whitestown, Indiana
Monkey's Tale - Indianapolis, Indiana
Digby's Pub - Indianapolis, Indiana
Pirate's Den - Cincinnati, Ohio
Beers Across The Wabash - Lafayette, Indiana
Virginia Avenue Music Fest - Indianapolis, Indiana
Tonic Ball - Indianapolis, Indiana
Beers on Bonna - Black Acre Brewing - Indianapolis, Indiana
Indy Fuel Hockey - Rink Band - Indianapolis, Indiana
Carmel Porchfest - Carmel, Indiana
Athenaeum GermanFest - Indianapolis, Indiana
German American Klub Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, Indiana
Crawfordsville Oktoberfest - Crawfordsville, Indiana
Drummer and unflappable personality.
Bari-Sax mercenary from San Fran. If you are at a show with Tom in-attendance, you are in for a treat!
Trumpet Virtuoso. He might respond to the name 'Hot Karl'... but do so at your own risk.
Tenor Sax. Providing that incredible growling sound that makes us sound so much more than a brass-line.
Mellophone player the member who brings up our collective IQ to a passable level.
Trombonist, composer, arranger, and occasional vocalist. Some might hope for less than occasional...
Sousaphist Extraordinaire. Also will respond to 'Tuba-Fett'.
Trumpet and typically the Master of Ceremonies during a DysF show.
Trumpet and Mellophone player in the crew. She also brings up our level of maturity...
Tenor Sax Emeritus. Dr. Sax has moved on to start her med carreer in another state, BUT she regularly pops back to Indy to throw-down with DysF whenever possible.
Trombonist, composer, and arranger. Alex keeps the DysF music classy and complex.
Provides background howling for all home recordings. She will probably be brought into an EP release somewhere...