Remember those guys back in school in marching band?
Yeah, us either.
But we were schooled last night by Lucky Chops at Asbury Park’s legendary The Wonder Bar that these were the true winners, the cool kids all along.
Whether played in the school band during sports games or infused into garage bands, brass instruments always resonate with celebration and bring an exciting element to the moment and to the music.
Now imagine an entire band of brass instruments – celebration to the extreme – and you get the charismatic New York friends behind Lucky Chops. Impossible not to love, the band radiates contagious, positive joy while putting uplifting twists on some of our favorite songs, from “Coco to “Helter Skelter, yes, spanning every genre.
The set was a marathon of fifteen powerful, high energy performances – imagine a 10 mile run while jamming out to your favorite pump-up music. Daro Behroozi (Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone) led the band into songs he dedicated to the fighters at the front line of The Pipeline crisis and another beautiful rendition to a recently passed music teacher, underscoring that this band’s mission is truly to spread joy and love, more than your average band.