Powerful Horn-Driven Blues, Funk & Soul
The main focus of the band is the tight, five-piece horn section featuring trumpeter/arranger Tony Murtha, whose work has been featured on American Idol, the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Disney Channel, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report, Orange County Choppers, and commercials for Subway and the Washington Nationals. With almost a dozen members, the band draws on a wide variety of influences, ranging from Ray Charles and James Brown, to ZZ Top and The Tower of Power. The band members are from various musical backgrounds and have done everything from touring with Sting to performing for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have played at the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, were invited to play at Princeton University and, for the past five years, have been the house band for The Nova Idol Competition at the Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria VA. The horn section performs regularly, as part of their day jobs, for the President of the United States.