Funk Music

RVA keeps the Groove alive

Richmond, VA, pulsates with a lively and infectious funk music scene that keeps the city grooving. From funky brass bands to soulful ensembles, local funk artists infuse their performances with irresistible rhythms and contagious energy. Whether it's the tight and syncopated beats or the electrifying horn sections, Richmond's funk music scene keeps audiences on their feet, channeling the spirit of funk legends while also forging a new path with boundless creativity. The city's commitment to keeping the funk alive ensures that the dance floors stay packed and the funk vibes keep flowing. Click the links below to hear some of these skilled funk musicians that help get Richmond's groove alive.


Audacity bumpAudacity Brass - Audacity’s musical style continues to evolve, incorporating tight, funky grooves into the sounds of brassy, in-your-face musical force that is a New Orleans brass band. Their appearances with some of the nation’s best musicians led to performances at: Bayou Boogaloo Cajun Food & Music Festival, Baltimore Jazz Festival, Hightopps Backstage Bash Music Festival, SteveStock Music Festival, Heart of Virginia, Jamapalooza, Riverfest, and Bandfest. Listen now


Johnny Long bumpJohnny Lee Long - Meet Johnny Lee Long a producer, bassist, composer, esquire of the Hobo Depot Custom bass shop....and may he present to you and the world an extravagant array of refused musicians promoting the importance of an infatuated groove to vast amounts of the globe. Listen now



Los Malcriados bumpLos Malcriados - Los Malcriados is a twelve piece Latin-Funk band that enjoys long walks on the beach, floral shirts, and being loud. Offering services from birthdays to funerals, weddings, and divorces; payment is accepted in the form of cash, cheap beer, and cigarettes. Listen now



Mekong bumpMekong Express & the Get Fresh Horns - is a musical collaboration between members of Modern Groove Syndication, Bio Ritmo, Mathew E. White, Particle, Kings, Pretty Lights, Former Champions, The Big Payback, a Tribute to James Brown, & the DJ Williams Project. It's a well-balanced brew of soul, rock, funk, & singer/songwriter. They also have a strong penchant for Vietnamese food & Belgian Beer. Listen now


No bs bumpNo BS - No BS! Brass, based in Richmond, VA, takes the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory; fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, Lockn festival, and on National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Concert. Listen now