The Gravy Boys

The Gravy Boys

Boom Unit Brass Band

Sat Jun 3

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

The Gravy Boys
The Gravy Boys
They take a cup of country, a pinch of roots rock, a handful of honky-tonk, a splash of bluegrass, a dash of hobo folk; stir vigorously, and let is simmer 'til the pot bubbles over...

The Gravy Boys are based in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Their music draws deep from the well of our country's diverse musical heritage. Their high energy shows feature heartfelt vocal harmonies, boot-stomping rhythms, lively stage banter, and honest musicianship.

The Gravy Boys are story tellers and entertainers. They spin their tales by taking classic American themes and bringing them into the present day with a passion that resonates with all who listen.

The band formed in 2005 and consists of:
Steve Celestini on Vocals and Harmonica
Steve Storms on Guitar, Dobro & Vocals
Bill Spagnardi on Vocals, Mandolin & Percussion
Tom Spagnardi on Doghouse Bass & Vocals
Joe Spagnardi on Guitar & Vocals.

The Gravy Boys have released 3 CDs of (mostly) original music: Crackerjack Whistle (2013), Dust Bowl Lover (2009), and Workin' the Angels for Handouts (2007).
Boom Unit Brass Band
Boom Unit Brass Band
Eight of the Triangle's best and baddest brass players come together with the funkiest drummer to bring you something old and something new!
The Boom Unit Brass Band takes the Second Line sound of Old N'awlins to the Old North State and adds some of their own funky flavor. Traditional favorites "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" join reimagined pop hits "Sweet Dreams" and "Uptown Funk" to create a sound never heard before. This line-up is ready for any size parade or stage. When you hear Boom Unit Brass Band coming down the street, you best get ready to party!
UNC-Chapel Hill music department graduates Jeremy Boomhower on Sousaphone, Brannon Bollinger on Baritone Saxophone, and Drummer Gary Mitchell build the foundation of the Boom Unit. Trombones John Spivey from NC A&T and Danny Grewen along with NC Central's Tee Corbett and Bryan Burch on Trumpet bring the big blast of brass to the Boom Unit. Soul-singing saxophones in the hands of ECU's Erik Riggs and Benny Latino from Southeastern Louisiana University serve up a symphony of sound for Boom Unit. Dancefloors shall tremble and quake beneath the BOOM UNIT!!!